Morton Visuals had the opportunity to cover Johnstone Supply‘s annual convention again last week. Johnstone Supply boasts over 350 stores and five regional distribution centers, with all the HVACR parts, supplies and equipment a building contractor needs. This year’s event was held at the beautiful (and huge) Peabody Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The trade show floor welcomed a large number of exhibitors including Honeywell, Arkema, CMC Howell Metal, Fujitsu, Goodman Manufacturing, Coleman, and Emerson amongst others. The theme was apparent everywhere: “One team. One goal.” Vendors and distributors were enthusiastic. I shot group portraits of the key sponsors, and candids of vendors interacting with customers.
I was fortunate enough to squeeze in a side trip to Universal Orlando while there, enjoying dinner at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville with family. We finished dinner just in time to stop in at Starbucks and get trapped by a central Florida thunderstorm.
The following day I photographed all the winners at a fabulous awards banquet. One turned out to be a neighbor, Bill Byrne, working from El Cajon CA. It is a small world! Everyone joined in celebration afterwards, strengthening relationships with colleagues. The Johnstone Supply team is a great group, and we’ll definitely look forward to the next event!