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ORLANDO, Fla. - Summit Electric Supply, the nation's 22nd largest electrical distributor, opened its Orlando service center with a casino/poker themed event Jan. 24 that drew about 300 participants. Two won brand new Suzu ki ATVs.
"The event allowed us to showcase our facility and inventory to our customer base," said Harvey Neeley, service center leader.
The Full House Giveaway event was held at Summit's 49,600-square-foot facility at 4201 Shader Road in the Center of Commerce industrial park.
Representatives from 20 leading manufacturers participated. Guests needed to have their attendance cards stamped by each vendor in order to be in the ATV giveaway drawing.
The lucky winners were Matthew Key, an apprentice with Bright Future Electric LLC, and Stacey Currie, chief estimator for Kelly Electric LLC. Each won a Suzuki Ozark 250 ATV.
"It was fun," Key said. "Good food, good product demonstrations, and I had a good time."
"I've been in the industry in Central Florida more than 20 years," Currie said. "So many people came it was like a nice reunion event as well. Vendors presented good product information. It was good to see the latest in equipment and materials."
Katy Taylor with Eaton Corp., a vendor participant, said the event proved effective for networking as well.
"I got in contact with a few contractors I was unaware of before," Taylor said. "So the event stirred up a little bit of potential business for us as well as for Summit."