Just like its sister show, National Pavement Expo West has grown steadily over the years and is increasingly recognized as the best way for exhibitors to reach contractors on the West Coast. How do we know? Because the exhibit floor continues to grow and because new exhibitors continue to seek out the event. In fact, NPE West 2007 boasted the greatest number of new exhibitors â€“ 21 â€“ in its history, and contractor attendance again topped 1100, with roughly 20% (based on informal hands-raised counts in seminars) being newcomers to the Las Vegas event. Those who attended had a chance to learn about these new companies first hand, but for those who couldnâ€™t make Iâ€™ll roll out some information over the next few days on some of these first-time exhibitors.