According to the organizers, this is a record number of suppliers.
HDAW 2010 is slated for January 18-21, 2010, at the Mirage in Las Vegas.
The Product Expo is a chance for suppliers to display their product lines to heavy-duty aftermarket distributors in the U.S. Those surveyed said they intend to use the Expo as a forum for introducing new products and programs as well as to promote new services.
"We are very encouraged at the early and positive response by the supplier community this far in advance of the conference," said Gary Smalley, HDAW '10 co-chairman. "We expect the numbers will continue to grow, which speaks well to the continuing success of the event, even in light of a tough business climate."
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week is the largest North American gathering of the independent heavy-duty industry. More than 1,400 managers and executives from 17 countries - including distributors, manufacturers, service providers, educators and media - attended the 2009 conference in Orlando. An even larger group is expected for the 2010 event.
HDAW is presented by a joint operating committee composed of industry leaders from American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS), Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN), Heavy Duty America (HDA), Heavy Duty Distribution Association (HDDA), Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), APRA's Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group (HDRG), International Truck Parts Association (ITPA), Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), Power Heavy Duty, Service Specialists Association (SSA), Truck Pride, Truck Frame and Axle Repair Association (TARA) and Vipar Heavy Duty.
More info: hdaw.org.