Virtual Product Showcase focus is safety, avoiding spills
Day-long event features New Pig safety, productivity experts
The first day-long Virtual Product Showcase, sponsored by New Pig and Plant Engineering will launch Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Attendees will be able to view new product demonstrations, interact with safety experts on best practices on the plant floor and join in on expert chat forums, as well as win prizes throughout the day.
The first 20 registrants at www.plantengineering.com/newpig receive a New Pig hat, and the first 20 attendees on Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. will receive a free bottle of Boar BQ barbecue sauce. Attendees to the event will also qualify for prizes throughout the day and special deals on New Pig products.
The day will also feature chats with New Pig safety and productivity experts. At 1 p.m. EST, attendees can chat with New Pig absorbency developers about trends and products to avoid and mitigate spills.
At 3 p.m. EST, attendees can join a discussion with New Pig's lead technical writer about regulations related to leak and spill preparedness.
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