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St. Paul RiverCentre | 175 West Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55102

2018 MSFCA Annual Conference Vendor Move-In Schedule
Thank you for exhibiting at the 2018 MSFCA Annual Conference in St. Paul, MN. We’re about two weeks away from the exciting event and in the final phases of preparation. For an expeditious move-in we’ve assembled the enclosed layout and schedule below to give everyone as much set-up time as possible. 

Vendor Move-in/Set-up Schedule

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
(More in-depth move-in details and group descriptions below) 11:00am.................Group A
12:00pm.................Group B
12:40pm.................Group C
1:15pm...................Group D
1:45pm...................Group E
2:25pm...................Group F
3:00pm...................Group G
3:30pm...................Group H
4:05pm...................Group I

Thursday, October 12, 2018
7:00am - 12:00pm....... Vendor move-in/set up
12:00pm - 7:00pm.......Exhibit Hall open

Events in Vendor Show
Thursday, October 12, 2018
12:00pm - 7:00pm......Exhibit Hall Open
2:15pm.......................Afternoon Break
5:00pm - 7:00pm........Reception

Thursday, October 12, 2018
8:00am - 1:30pm........Exhibit Hall Open
Starting at 9:00am......Morning Breaks
1:00pm........................Vendor Stamp Card Drawing


MOVE IN: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
RiverCentre: 175 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102 • Loading Dock: 310 Eagle St, St Paul, MN 55102

11:00am.......(A) Exhibitors in #’s 1-64 may drive in their vehicles to quickly unload (not set-up) their equipment, then drive back out within this 1-hour time period. Or those who need longer to unload are welcome to use docking bays 2, 3, 6, 10 & 12 to park. The RiverCentre has a limited supply of hand-carts for vendor use.

12:00 pm......(B) MSFCA Antique Fire Truck (Rotunda); MacQueen; Super Vacuum; Genesis

12:40 pm......(C) Midwest Fire; Great Plains; North Central Emergency Vehicles; 1000 Island Airboats

1:15 pm........(D) Redline; Custom Fab & Body; Kletek; Street Smart

1:45 pm........(E) Jefferson Fire Safety; CET Truck; PyroUHP; Fire Safety; Federal Sign

2:25 pm........(F) Initial Attack Fire Training; Custom Fire Apparatus; Toyne; Heiman Equipment

3:00 pm........(G) Customized Fire Rescue; Whelen; M & T Fire & Safety

3:30 pm .......(H) Alex Air Apparatus; General Safety

4:05 pm.........(I) Exhibitors in #’s 81-122 may drive in their vehicles, unload, then drive back out. All may return to the show floor to set-up their displays.  All vendors may return to the show floor set-up their displays at this time.

MOVE OUT: Friday, October 12, 2018
1:30 pm.......All trucks begin to move out in reverse order of move-in schedule. Booths who do not need to bring vehicles in to load also begin move-out. Once trucks clear the room remaining vendors may bring vehicles in to load.                  

It is essential that your equipment and vehicles are ready to move in at the times assigned. All vendors are asked to factor in extra time if needed to navigate the city traffic and wash/prepare their vehicles. To assist, there will be a Dock Supervisor at the RiverCentre, staff members from the expo company (Corexpo), staff from MSFCA and a handful of Committee members to direct traffic and aid with vehicle placement onsite. 

If your plans have changed, or if you are planning to bring more than one (1) vehicle per truck space, and you did not originally specify in your registration, please notify the MSFCA office. 

Vendor Show Floor Plan

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Vehicle Staging and RiverCentre Entry (through tunnel)
The entrance ramp and loading dock is located at 310 Eagle Street. Please line up on Eagle Street ten (10) minutes prior to your move-in time. Please see map and detailed notes coming from each direction on the following page. If you need to wash your vehicle you will stay to the right and line up along the curb, the center/left lane will be for traffic flowing directly through to the ramp.

Vehicle and Apparatus Cleaning
Dock bay #8 has been reserved as a wash station and is located next to the show floor entrance with a pressure washer available prior to entering the exhibit hall. Vendors will need to bring their own towels and polishing rags. Please let the office know if you plan on using the pressure washer so we can schedule accordingly. If you need to do a much more extensive clean of your vehicle(s), please contact the MSFCA office by October 5, 2018, so we may help you make other arrangements.  

Batteries and Fuel
All vehicles must have their batteries disconnected and by law must have 1/4 of a tank or less of fuel. If the vehicle’s fuel cap has a lock, it must be locked for the duration the vehicle is in the facility. Vehicles with diesel engines are required to have the batteries disconnected or a battery disconnect left in the off position at all times. In addition, if liquid is seen dripping from the vehicle onto the floor, the vehicle's owner will need to place down a container.

Large Vehicle Day and Overnight Parking
If arriving earlier than Wednesday, day and overnight parking is available at Union Depot Lot C East. Parking with in/out privileges is $40 per day. Please contact ABM Parking Services at 651-202-2741 as they require a 72-hour notice. Parking is also available from 8:00am - 5:00pm at ImPark’s Ryan Lot for $5 per stall. Please contact Jeremy at 651-224-2139 or They require a 24-hour notice.


Onsite Contacts

Primary MSFCA Vendor Contact: Ashley Reum 414-554-5420 /

RiverCentre Building Contact: Kristine Miners 651-265-4814 /

Corexpo Representative: Jessica Mulheron 763-458-7212 /

Vendor Liaison & Director: Mike Scott

Conference Chair: Don Johnson

MSFCA President: T. John Cunningham

Agent/Executive Director: Jennifer Rzepka 414-559-6810 /

From the North:
Take 35E south to University Ave. exit. At bottom of exit continue straight on 12th. Turn left at Cedar. Turn right onto West 7th St. At Kellogg Blvd., turn left and veer to the right down Eagle St. The loading dock will be halfway down the hill on your left.

From the South: Take 35E north to Kellogg Blvd. exit. Turn right onto Kellogg Blvd. Immediately after crossing West 7th St., veer to the right down Eagle St. The loading dock will be halfway down the hill on your left.

From the East: Take 94 west to the Marion St. exit. Turn left at the top of the exit onto Kellogg Blvd. Immediately after crossing West 7th St., veer to the right down Eagle St. The loading dock will be halfway down the hill on your left.

From the West: Take 94 east to the Kellogg Blvd. exit. Follow Kellogg Blvd. down the hill about 1⁄2 mile. Immediately after crossing West 7th St., veer to the right down Eagle St. The loading dock will be halfway down the hill on your left.

From the Airport: Take the airport access road and follow signs for Hwy. 5 to Saint Paul. Hwy. 5 turns into West 7th Street. Travel seven miles. Upon approaching Kellogg Blvd., take a hard right down the hill onto Eagle St. The loading dock will be halfway down the hill on your left. 

Vendor Registration

Register for exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities. If you are a vendor interested in participating in education, you must also register as an attendee.


Thank You to Our 2018 MSFCA Conference Sponsors
MacQueen Emergency Group | Fire Officer of the Year Award (Large and Small City)

ANCOM Communications, Inc and Technical Center | On-site Conference Program and Directory

Brunton Architects | On-site Conference Program and Directory

Lindstrom Restoration | Closing Symposium Sponsor

FirstNet Built with AT&T | Awards Banquet Sponsor

Waterous | Awards Banquet Sponsor

Emergency Apparatus Maintenance | Tote Bags and Lanyards Sponsor

General Safety Fire Apparatus | Mobile App Sponsor

The Parr McKnight Wealth Management Group | Board Meeting Sponsor

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