AFS Metalcasting Congress

Baird Center

Wednesday, April 24 - Thursday, April 25, 2024

The deadline to order for this Show has already expired

Show Site Work Rules

Union Information

To assist you in planning your participation in your show, we are certain you will appreciate knowing in advance that union labor will be required for certain aspects of your exhibit handling.

Loading and Unloading Display Material and Equipment

GES, the Official Service Provider, has the sole responsibility to manage docks and schedule vehicles for the smooth and efficient move-in and move-out of the exposition. The unloading and delivery of all display material and equipment from the convention site docks to the exhibitors' booth and loading out from the exhibitors' booths to trucks at the docks must be performed by the Official Service Provider. This includes the storage of empty crates and cartons. GES will not be responsible for any material we do not handle.

All material handling equipment, such as forklifts, pallet jacks and other mechanized equipment are to be supplied and operated by GES.

Exhibitors may unload their own vehicles at the assigned door or ramp area.
If cartload service is available for this show: exhibitors may request the use of cartload service (if they meet the required specifications). Please check with the on site dock foreman for time and location.

Please do not request to borrow or rent any material handling equipment, such as dock carts, hand trucks, dollies, etc. All equipment is under the jurisdiction of the local union.

Installation and Dismantling

Exhibitors have the option of utilizing GES, the Official Service Provider, to obtain quality labor to install and dismantle their exhibit booths. Exhibitors may choose to use display houses. Any outside or additional labor required is to be performed by local union personnel under contract with GES, the Official Services Provider, or under the guidelines established by the Rules and Regulations in this Service Manual for Exhibitor Appointed Contractors. Exhibitors may choose to install and dismantle their own company displays. Company employees must be prepared to produce some type of company identification when engaged in the installation or dismantle of their company displays. It is requested that all exhibiting company employees have a photo ID displayed while on the exhibit floor.

All cleaning is the jurisdiction of the Official Service Provider. Display houses or full-time employees of the I & D companies may not clean exhibit booths.

The personnel in charge of your company exhibit should carefully inspect and sign all Work Order Forms. If there are any questions about any item on your invoice, please bring the invoice to the appropriate GES Servicenter personnel.


Our work rules prohibit the SOLICITATION OR ACCEPTANCE of tips in cash, product or gifts in kind by any employee (union or non-union). Our employees are paid appropriate wages denoting professional status, therefore tipping of any kind is not allowed.

Work Zone

Customer acknowledges that the show site and surrounding areas are active work zones. Customer, its agents, employees and representatives are present at their own risk.