For anyone who has been to the AHR Expo before, you would know how massive this show is. The 2018 AHR Expo is no different. For a newbie like me, a word to describe it: overwhelming.

The AHR Expo is the perfect place to learn about HVAC/sheet metal. Snips editor, Michael McConnell was helpful in trying to figure out the ropes to the expo (which takes up two sides of the McCormick Place in Chicago.) Just like the city, the expo is busy.

The day started out early for me. I landed in Chicago around 8:30 a.m. From there, I jumped in a cab and went straight to the show. Shortly after, Michael and I spent the day walking the booths and mingling with anyone and everyone in the sheet metal and HVAC construction industry.

I don’t think anyone could be fully prepared to take on the show. After all, it is one of the largest HVAC/sheet metal shows with attendees from all over the world.

Chicago hasn’t quite lived up to its “windy city” nickname, one could call it “rainy city” for this weekend. At least it isn’t snow.

Are you at AHR Expo? If so, be sure to stop by the BNP Media booth (No. 4829) to pick up the latest copy of Snips. Both Mike and I will also be there periodically throughout the expo. Also, visit our Twitter and Facebook pages for live updates.