Last week a couple of us from Northfield Construction Company attended a “Meet the General” event. This is a gathering hosted by the Minnesota chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). ABC typically hosts the event in a few regions of Minnesota. We attended the event held at Cabelas in Owatonna. The purpose of the event is for general contractors to meet subcontractos and material suppliers. Each of the participating general contractors has a table. About 8 vendors and subcontractors sit at the table and hear a brief presentation from the general contractor. Then the contractor gets to hear from the vendors and subcontractors about their products and capabilites. After approximately 15-20 minutes we pause and people switch tables. We had about 100 people in attendance at the event. It was a great time to meet some new vendors and catch up with old friends. I learned that some of our vendors are changing emphasis or direction in their companies. Cabelas meeting room was a good venue for the event.