Between 400 and 500 people were in attendance for the 36th Annual Product Show of the ASPE Chicago Chapter on April 19, held at the White Eagle Restaurant in Niles, IL.

More than 90 exhibits and 500 products were on display, according to a Chicago chapter spokesperson. Technical seminars ran from 11:30 to 4:15 pm, giving attendees the opportunity to receive four hours of State of Illinois-approved CEUs.

Jason McDonald (right), ASPE Chicago Chapter President, announces the grand prize winner of a new laptop computer at the close of the 2007 Product Show. Behind Jason is Bruce Weiss, Chicago Chapter VP Legislative and Product Show Chairman.  

The seminars covered storm water systems, pumping systems [choosing the right pump for the applications], water softeners and thermostatic master mixing valves.

For several years running, PM Engineer has had a booth at the show, and 2007 was no different, allowing editor Jim Camillo to meet with many readers and plumbing engineers.

Several members of the ASPE national board also were in attendance, including President Julius Ballanco [editorial director of PME].