NATDA Magazine May/June 2016 - Page 7

Has your dealership registered for the 2016 NATDA Trade Show & Convention ? This year ’ s trade show is quickly approaching , and will be held September 8-10 , 2016 at the Music City Center in Nashville , TN .
The North American Trailer Dealers Association ( NATDA ) is heavily preparing for the annual trade show as there is a 16 % increase of registered dealers since this time last year . The focus for the trade show continues to be relationship building between manufacturers , vendors and dealers , as well as providing top dealer education classes / workshops and the first opportunity for dealers to see new products introduced to the market .
The 2016 NATDA Trade Show & Convention is officially sold out of 267,000 sq . ft . of exhibit space . NATDA has a total of 133 vendors and 73 manufacturer brands exhibiting , which includes 36 first-time vendors and manufacturer exhibitors . To learn more about the 10 first-time manufacturers , please turn to page 40 .
Our goal is to continue providing dealers with the best benefits , programs and education . We hope to see your dealership at the 2016 NATDA Trade Show & Convention ! You will be inspired , learn helpful tips that you can bring back to your dealership to take your business to the next level .
NATDA would like make a special announcement that the Exclusive Technical Training will be hosted the morning of Friday , September 9 , 2016 . The exclusive workshops are sponsored by Link Trailer Parts and promise to provide cuttingedge information that will inspire your dealership . You will learn shortcuts and tricks that will increase profits , ultimately saving you time and money by emphasizing shop efficiency and productivity !
This article is based on state registration data compiled by Statistical Surveys , Inc ., which is located in Grand Rapids , Michigan . Statistical Surveys , Inc . ( SSI ) currently produces national retail sales statistics for the Trailer Industry , Recreational Vehicle , Marine , Manufactured Housing , and Power Sports .
Registrations for the Light to Medium Duty Trailer Industry were down 0.6 % in January 2016 . The chart below shows the breakout by trailer segment .
Trailer Type
January 2016
All Trailers
-0.6%
Boat
-14.1%
Enclosed
1.6 %
Horse
-13.8%
Livestock
-18.2%
Open
2.1 %
Please note that Maine and Wyoming are experiencing data delays . The data will be placed in the correct month once it ’ s received . Here are the reporting states with the best overall sales growth for All Trailer Segments for 2016 .
Industry registrations for January of 2016 were flat over 2015 . If you have any questions , or Statistical Surveys can help you and / or your dealership , please contact Jeff Jones at 254-715-1314 or jjones @ statisticalsurveys . com .
Ranking
State
Growth
1
Kentucky
67.72 %
2
Delaware
50.00 %
3
Michigan
45.72 %
4
Illinois
38.78 %
5
West Virginia
38.21 %
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