The Restoration Industry Association’s 63rd Annual “Solutions” Convention & Exhibition, March 12-14, grabbed the reins and took off at a full gallop Wednesday with a full day of pre-conference courses, the annual membership meeting, the new member/first time attendee reception and more.

The Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, provides the backdrop for this year’s gathering. RIA always produces a first-class event, and this year is shaping up to be among the best ever.

The exhibit hall boasts a number of industry stalwarts this year, including Bridgepoint, Jon-Don, Dri-Eaz, FLIR, BLUEline, Water Out, Phoenix Restoration Equipment, Chemspec, Injectidry and many, many more.

All in all, 90 different companies are putting the latest in technology and innovation on display for attendees.

Thursday morning, keynote speaker Kelly McDonald will take to the podium to discuss “How to be a Latino-Ready and Latino-Friendly Employer: Insights you’re your Hispanic Workplace.”

Check back often for more updates from the show.