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2013 CALIFORNIA SCIENCE
EDUCATION CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 25-27, 2013 • PALM SPRINGS

SHIPPING, FREIGHT, AND MATERIAL HANDLING

SHIPPING AND FREIGHT

Detailed shipping instructions will be included in the Service Kit provided by GES. Do not ship any exhibit items to CSTA. In addition to standard material handling options, the 2013 conference will offer cartload service for exhibitors. Cartload service is available to exhibitors who have small hand carry items all of which must fit on a 3’ x 4’ push cart, in one trip only. If you arrive with a truck, van, trailer, or truck with trailer filled with exhibit material you will not qualify for this service and will be redirected. A cartload is eight (8) pieces or less, weighing less than 200 lbs. total. There is one cartload allowed per booth. Pricing and complete details and restrictions for this service will be available in the Service Kit.

MATERIAL HANDLING

All work involved in the loading and unloading of all trucks, trailers, and common and contract carriers, as well as the handling of empty crates and the operation of material handling equipment, is under union jurisdiction. The union also has the jurisdiction of the unloading, uncrating, unskidding, leveling, painting, and assembly of machinery and equipment, as well as the reverse process. Full-time employees of exhibiting companies may ‘hand carry’ material provided they do not use material handling equipment, one person, one occurrence per booth. When exhibitors do choose to ‘hand carry’ material, they may not be permitted access to the loading dock/freight door areas. GES will not be responsible for any material we do not handle.

More information on union labor and jursidiction can be found on the Service Contractor page.