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Farewell to “Big Blue”

A Successful Journey

The LVD Innovation Tour – our custom 46-foot mobile showroom – has ended its travels this month after almost two years of operation.

Since October 2021, “Big Blue” has been on the road for 52 weeks, visiting more than 160 guest sites with an additional 35 companies stopping in to visit at hosted events, traveling well over 40,000 miles, covering 28 states and two Canadian provinces. We met with fabricators from Phoenix, Arizona to Quebec, Canada and spoke with owners, engineers, programmers, operators, students, and future fabricators.

It was an amazing journey! Thanks to all our host locations, the visitors who made every event worthwhile, to the crew and staff who put in the hours and miles, and to the team at MRA for keeping it all running smoothly. 

The Tour was a way for us to visit and meet fabricators from across the country – traveling to their doorstep to deliver LVD sheet metalworking technology at a time when pandemic restrictions did not permit trade shows or large gatherings. Now that we are back to in-person events and shows, we say farewell to Big Blue.

Missed the Innovation Tour? Visit us June 7 at Technology Day at our Akron, NY facility or see us at FABTECH, Sept. 11 – 14.