Tronex had a great time at APEX 2015 in San Diego, CA held February 24-26 2015. This important Electronics show brings together all of the heavy hitters in the industry!! The show was 3 days long held at the San Diego Convention Center. Arne Salvesen and Nina Blaicher were the manning the Tronex stand: meeting and greeting Tronex customers, sales reps and distributors both old and new. Tronex showcased our cutters and pliers, including new tools and popular favorites. We also featured some brand new products soon to be launched at Productronica 2015 in Munich, Germany. Tronex will be exhibiting there this fall. Find Tronex at Productronica at stand 200, hall 4A. The show will be held November 10-13, 2015. More information can be found on the Productronica web site:
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A few facts about APEX:
IPC APEX EXPO 2016 is a five-day event like no other in the printed circuit board and electronics manufacturing industry. Professionals from around the world come together to participate in the Technical Conference, Exhibition, and Professional Development, Standards Development and Certification programs. These activities offer seemingly endless education and networking opportunities that impact your career and company by providing you the knowledge, technical skills and best practices to address any challenge you face.
APEX 2016 will be held in Las Vegas from March 15-17. Tronex will be exhibiting there! The show will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
A few fun facts about Las Vegas from the lasvegasnevada.gov web site:
• The city of Las Vegas celebrated its 100th birthday on May 15, 2005. The event celebrated the May 15, 1905 land auction when 110 acres of land in downtown Las Vegas were auctioned off.
• A 1910 law made it illegal to gamble in Las Vegas. The Nevada Legislature later approved a legalized gambling bill in 1931.
• The first hotel and casino to open in Las Vegas was the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino in 1906.
• The Hoover Dam was completed in 1935. It took a total of 21,000 men five years to complete the structure.
• The Moulin Rouge, the city’s first racially integrated hotel, opened in 1955.
• In 1957, topless showgirls debuted on the Las Vegas Strip in “Minsky’s Follies” at the Dunes.
• The famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign was created in 1959 by Betty Willis.
• In 2011, more than 368 million people visited Las Vegas. Compare this to 1970 when a mere 6.7 million people visited the city.
• More than 19,000 conventions were held in Las Vegas in 2009.
• In 2011, visitors stayed an average of 3.7 nights.
• Las Vegas is home to Clark County School District, the fifth largest school district, which currently handles more than 311,000 students.
• The famous Las Vegas strip is for the most part, not within the city limits of Las Vegas. The majority of the strip is located within Clark County.
• The Stratosphere Hotel and Tower, at more than 1,100 feet, is the tallest building west of the Mississippi and the fifth tallest building in the United States.
• A marriage license costs $60 in Nevada (Note: there is an additional $5 transaction fee for payment by credit card). Many couples choose to marry in Nevada because there is no blood test or waiting period.
• Fremont Street was closed to traffic in 1994. The Fremont Street Experience opened in December 1995.