Primex planted seed, then it grew

THE idea of bringing buyers and sellers together in one exhibition began 24 years ago when the Primex primary industry exhibition was held for the first time at Casino.

Days Machinery sales manager Graeme McKenna was there then, and will be there again next week when Primex opens its gates for 2008.

"It began as a group of people showing demo products in a paddock, just tractors and machinery. It's now developed into something much more. Anything goes," he said.

Mr McKenna said that by displaying their products at Primex it allowed visitors, and ultimately customers, to save and plan for a purchase that may be several months down the track.

"With the floods we had in January the agricultural industry quietened," Mr McKenna said. "But in the last three or four weeks there's been quite a bit of inquiry on deals and give-aways."

Primex attracted 40 exhibitors to its first exhibition, but it has grown to 950 this year. The exhibition first set up at McKees Hill, before moving to South Lismore, then to its current Casino site.

Primex marketing director Bruce Wright said he was proud Primex had achieved so much in showcasing what's new and supporting business in the region. This is an exhibition where serious buyers connect with serious sellers, with the best possible outcome."


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