Running motors. Working pumps. Purple motorcyles. Candy. Lots of candy. Vendors will do almost anything to get the attention of the Energy Generation Conference attendees. The conference is held in Bismarck every January, and it features a large trade show with businesses peddling anything from soot blowers to fire alarms to lubricants and more — anything and everything needed to maintain the equipment that generates electricity.
Basin Electric’s procurement division makes valuable contacts there every year. On Jan. 26, contract administrator, Laura Skager, caught up with vendor Lawrence Slabodnik of Rocky Mountain Industrial Services, Denver. Watch the video to get a taste of the trade show and the connections made.