The Harken Industrial team recently attended the International Workboat Show in New Orleans. Here’s a quick recap of the event, including what we learned at this year’s conference.
With the close of our fifth year exhibiting at the International Workboat Show, Harken Industrial is finding a niche and developing a name for solving problems in commercial marine applications. Fall prevention and Man Over Board (MOB) seem to be the market focus in which Harken Industrial’s combination of trolley and rail systems, paired with a variety of lifting solutions, has impacted safety and rescue operations for working-class boats.
The inclusion of C-Hero into the Harken family of products brings an added level of purpose-built, rescue and retrieval equipment solutions. Harken Industrial finds itself at the forefront of addressing safety and rescue solutions with equipment that is designed to facilitate exactly what crews are asking for. Our equipment addresses two critical problems in marine safety: keeping a worker onboard, and having a way to safely retrieve him should they go overboard.
The TR31 and Access Rail Systems are growing in popularity and have a strong reputation from existing installers, customers and end-users, who are providing positive feedback on the equipment. Engagement from the show was also greater than previous years, which was great for us to see.
Finally, as a location New Orleans is a great town to host the conference and to get to know our team and partners. There was wonderful food, talented musicians at the event and of course, a chance to network and build on our existing contacts. Overall our attendance at the International Workboat Show proved to be a success.