As a reporter for the industry, I’ve always treated FABTECH as a kind of metal fabrication physical. A healthy show is a sign of a healthy industry--usually.
Two years ago FABTECH’s opening-day attendance--on Oct. 6--was the biggest on record, despite the financial crisis that exploded onto the headlines just weeks before. Sure, some attributed that attendance to the show’s locale. Las Vegas is a great place to visit for the weekend, see the show on Monday, and then head out of town.