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New Orleans Labor & Services

Expo Floor

Work rules and customs vary from one city to another. To assist you in determining your labor needs, we have assembled the following list of New Orleans trades and the work they traditionally perform.  The following labor rates are provided for budget planning purposes only.  Rates are subject to change.

MATERIAL HANDLING

The delivery and removal of freight from the loading dock to exhibit space is called material handling.

Exhibitors may hand-carry their own materials into the exhibit facility.  However, the use of hand dollies, flat trucks and other mechanical equipment is not permitted.  Freeman will control access to the loading docks in order to provide for a safe and orderly move in/out.

Material Handling Rates
Direct Shipments $1.06/lb
Advance Warehouse Shipments $1.06/lb
Advance Warehouse Shipments Received After Deadline $1.33/lb

Direct Shipments: Shipments received at the exhibit hall from exhibitors’ carriers.

Advance Warehouse Shipments: Shipments received at the material handling contractor’s warehouse within one month of the show will be delivered to the exhibit hall. Rate includes up to 30 days storage, delivery to the exhibit space, removal and storage of empty containers, return of such containers at the close of the expo, and load-out after dismantle. These services are provided only by Freeman.  Receiving dates will be available in the Exhibitor Service Kit.

Advance Warehouse After Deadline Shipments: Shipments received at the Freeman warehouse after the published deadline date will be delivered to the exhibit hall.  Rate includes delivery to the exhibit space, removal and storage of empty containers, return of such containers at the close of the expo, and load-out after dismantle.  These services are provided only by Freeman.  Receiving dates will be available in the Exhibitor Service Kit.

LABOR

Freeman currently has a labor agreement with The Louisiana Carpenters Regional Council to provide labor for display installation and dismantling.  Full-time employees of the exhibiting companies, however, may set their own exhibits without assistance from the local.  Any labor services that may be required beyond what your regular full-time employees can provide must be rendered by the local.  Labor can be ordered in advance through Freeman Online or on show site, at the Freeman Service Desk.

Hourly Labor Rates
Exhibit Installation & Dismantling Labor (Advance Orders)
Straight Time $109.50/hr
Overtime $164.25/hr
Double Time  $219.00/hr 
Forklift w/ Operator up to 5,000 lbs (Advance Orders)
Straight Time $181.25/hr
Overtime $235.75/hr