On Wednesday, supplier Spector and Co. (PPAI 168328, S10) welcomed PPAI to its most recent expansion, a state-of-the-art facility in Las Vegas. 

PPAI’s president and CEO, Dale Denham, MAS+, along with PPAI board chair Kevin Walsh, CAS, president of Showdown Displays and incoming board chair Andrew Spellman, CAS, vice president of corporate markets at Therabody, took a tour of the 100,000-square foot facility. A handful of Nevada distributors joined for the tour, including Charlie Keith of Global Product Sourcing, Kevin Williams of REV Branding and Greg St. Martin, CAS, of Custom Branding Solutions.

Denham, who called the facility “impressive,” says the PPAI contingent was able to see the decoration facilities and warehouses with behind-the-scenes accounts of the company’s processes. 

For the Montreal-based supplier, an expansion to the U.S., and specifically just off the Las Vegas strip, allows for Spector and Co. to be in a convenient location for certain distributors who might need to meet with their supplier partner when in town for The PPAI Expo. 

“Distributors told us how great it is to have them local and that seeing the range of products in the showroom opened their eyes to the breadth of products Spector carries,” says Denham, who reported that the tour included a 75-minute conversation in which both parties discussed the importance of dialogue between distributor and supplier partners.