There’s a New Store in Town: M-PACT, UMCS
Wyman Rothanburg – National Account Manager.
I hit the road this month to attend M-PACT in Indianapolis and in my own state, to St. Paul for the UMCS. Both events representing the energy, petroleum and convenience industries with growth in attendance, upbeat confidence and high equipment demand.
Over the years, the convenience store industry has evolved into new platforms combining food and technology enhancements. As the vehicle market evolves, so does the need for energy and what sources present the greatest potential. In the transportation equipment market, manufacturers and dealers are busy meeting high demands. The used market is poor on quality and new orders come with a price increase and back log. Rental is becoming the topic of discussion, as well as the lack of skilled drivers and regulatory obligations.
The shows hosted a good mix of vendors, manufacturers and new attendees. C-stores are changing with newer on-demand and mobile one-stop-shops, what’s the future of fuel quality and the opportunities for transportation energy innovation. These smaller shows are a great way to network, become forward-thinking and put our hands on the latest trends.”View All News & Views