Progressive Automations attended the Assembly Show this year. The Assembly show is a 3-day tradeshow that focuses exclusively on assembly and manufacturing-related technology equipment and products based out of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. For those of you who do not know, Rosemont is a suburb of Chicago. Quite interestingly, Chicago’s main airport, ORD, is in Rosemont!

The Assembly show also hosts keynote speakers, educational learning sessions, interactive exhibits, and plentiful networking opportunities. It is a great place where exhibitors and attendees can connect face-to-face to discuss new and emerging technologies, discover new ideas that allow manufacturers and end-users to remain competitive and provide solutions that improve assembly and manufacturing processes.










With that in mind, we had an excellent experience. We sent two of our top team members to represent Progressive Automations. Having a chance to attend multiple networking events, meet pre-existing and prospective clients, and participate in discussions with fellow exhibitors is what made our experience great.

Getting to know our competitors and exploring the new and emerging technologies when it comes to manufacturing and assembly was an experience. There are many diverse and innovative companies that attended and exhibited at the show. This creates is an opportunity to build new relationships and further strengthen the bond with our existing clients. This field of business is tightknit, and we feel grateful for having the ability to be a part of the show.

Some examples of products that we saw at the show are:

  • Robotic arms
  • Conveyor systems
  • Material handling devices
  • The manufacturing process and management software
  • Ergonomic Workstations
  • Lift systems

Yes, we are a manufacturer and distributor of electric linear actuators, however, we did meet and connect with many companies that produce an alternative style of actuators – such as pneumatic and hydraulic. Meeting these companies was quite interesting as we were able to relate to each other’s area of business and build lifelong partnerships. When it comes to the field of automation, material handling, and manufacturing, we are all aware of who is involved. Therefore, attending trade shows, such as the Assembly show, is very important to building these relationships. We want to support our peers in the community and finding synergies between companies to be able to support all types of business requirements is the key goal.

As the Assembly show was a great experience for Progressive Automations, we will be attending again in 2020! Booth number 1813 will be ours for the next year, which is centrally located and very easy to find. So, if you are in Chicago in October of 2020, come by our booth to have a chat, learn about actuators, and find some useful information on how implementing electric linear actuators into your process will provide high ROI and easy maintenance.