ADD Systems was proud to be an Expo Sponsor of the Eastern Energy Expo (EEE) this May. The show combines three of the industry’s largest trade shows – the Atlantic Region Energy Expo (AREE), the National Association of Oil and Energy Professionals (OESP) and the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA). EEE brings together heating oil marketers, motor fuel distributors and service professionals, as well as many of our vendor partners who share our commitment to our clients’ success. The show is not to be missed.
For ADD Systems, sponsoring this show was not only a chance to express our industry support and dedication, it was a chance to honor our past. The first trade show ADD Systems attended back in the early 1970’s was the Fuel Merchants Association of New Jersey’s (FMA) Annual Convention and Show in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Our company was made up of just 6 people back then and Bruce A. Bott, the founder, rented a U-Haul truck to bring the very large computer equipment to the show. He also brought his whole family and his small children, including our current president, Bruce C. Bott, would draw straws to join him in the truck cab for the trip. It was a coveted spot.
Things have changed since then; the FMA show combined with other trade shows to become the AREE, which then combined with others again to become the EEE today. While ADD doesn’t need that much space for our computer equipment anymore, the sense of excitement is still there as we approach the show. We always look forward to reconnecting with our oldest customers and to making new connections with the huge amount of people this large show brings together. Look for us next year – we’re there for the long haul.