Next week, during the dates of September 25-28, Atlanta will be welcoming the global automotive industry for the first NACV (North American Commercial Vehicle) show. The show will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center located in downtown Atlanta.
Following a successful stay in Kansas City, Atlanta has been Temel’s second home for close to a decade already. In that same period (we are not claiming direct credit for it) the southeast made a great leap in becoming the new hub for vehicle manufacturers internationally. Proximity to ports and air transport options make Atlanta and it’s surroundings perfect candidates to be a major part of a global supply chain.
From its Atlanta location, Temel serves its clients in the Americas and in Europe, offering close to 24hr availability to its clients, together with its Izmir office.
Visitors to NACV will most certainly have a great interest in Temel’s range of products as they are specifically focused on the heavy-duty commercial applications popular in North America. Both with its tooling manufacturing capabilities and its production capacity, Temel offers an up to date selection of items for the hardest working engines in the market today.
Building on more than 40 years of expertise, today, Temel has become a full-service engineering which can take a project from its inception all the way to the packaged product. Its expertise in high precision stamped and molded elastomer sealing solutions, offers a great advantage in the manufacturing of parts for many other purposes, including transmission parts, dynamic seals, heat shields and even parts for alternative fuel vehicles.
As always, we would like to share a few tips to make the best of your visit to the first ever NACV. Here is a quick checklist:
1. A quick look at the layout will save time:
NACV, with close to 500 exhibitors, it’s best to study the floor layout a little bit ahead of time and market the booths you want to check out first. There is no doubt the big shiny trucks on display will be a distraction to all visitors.
2. Contact us to schedule a meeting:
Temel will be there at the NACV show and we will be more than happy to schedule a time to visit with you. Please contact us to give us a heads up on how we can address your needs for high-quality parts from our existing range and we’ll appreciate the opportunity to offer our services for new product development.
3. Getting around the city:
If you are flying, you will be arriving at the world’s busiest airport and at the same time, it’s also a rather easy to navigate one. Once you are out of the airport, you have the option to take Marta directly to the show site or catch an Uber (or another ride-share) or taxi from the designated locations at the airport. If your intention is to remain in the city, you probably won’t need to rent a car and easily hop in an Uber anywhere in the city. Marta is a the BEST way to avoid surprises due to traffic and it can easily turn a 20 minutes ride to a 2 hour wait. Our friendly suggestion is to leave early.
4. Atlanta eateries go to bed early:
While the selection of restaurants in Atlanta will most certainly appeal to any preference and will offer plenty of options for a few day visit, you may still find that the restaurants close up somewhat early, so if you are intending to work late at the show, it may be a good idea to stash some food ahead of time.
5. With Maria climbing up, we might get some rain:
It’s a sunny day here in Atlanta now but the rain can come in at any moment and with Maria climbing up, we may get some thunderstorms. While the show is entirely indoors, it will be a wise thing to have some waterproof attire just in case.
6. Two new stadiums:
Once you have the show under control, if there is time, we would like to suggest a visit to Atlanta’s two new stadiums. The brand new Falcons Mercedes Benz stadium is located right at the show site in downtown and the Braves Suntrust Park is located up 75N which will be a 30-minute ride on a normal traffic day.
7. You can tour the city in three chunks:
Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead. The show site is in downtown and nearby Centennial Olympic Park where 1996 Olympics were hosted. Also right there you may find the Coca-Cola museum and Georgia Aquarium. Piedmont park is located in midtown and a walk on the Belt Line can take you to the recently build Ponce City Market. In Buckhead, you may check out Atlanta History Center and get some shopping done at Lenox Square Mall. If you have the time, a decent drive away, Booth Western Art Museum will be worth every minute of the trip to get up there.
Please remember to reach out to us with your inquiries and new product development projects.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in Atlanta.
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