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.
Full-time employees of an exhibiting firm may install and dismantle their own company displays. Any outside or additional labor required is to be performed by local union personnel under contract with GES, the official General Service Provider, or under the guidelines established by the Rules and Regulations in this Service Manual for Exhibitor Appointed Contractors.
GES has the sole responsibility to manage docks and schedule vehicles for the smooth and efficient move-in and move-out of the exposition. GES will not be responsible, however for any material we do not handle.
All material handling equipment, such as forklifts and other power equipment for material handling are to be supplied and operated by GES, the official General Service Provider.
Cars, small vans, station wagons driven by full time employees of the exhibiting company who wish to hand carry their own material may do so at the assigned door or ramp area. Please check with on site dock foreman for time and location.
Please do not ask to borrow or rent any material handling equipment such as dock carts, hand trucks, etc. All equipment is under jurisdiction of the local teamster union.
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.
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.
GES requires the highest standards of integrity from all employees.
Please call our confidential Always Honest hotline at 800-443-4113 to
report fraudulent or unethical behavior.