NRCC: 30 years strong - Professional Carwashing & Detailing

NRCC: 30 years strong

As the convention marks a milestone, organizers reflect on its humble beginnings.

In 1989, a group of regional industry innovators made history when it gathered in Newport, Rhode Island, for its inaugural event: the Northeast Regional Carwash Convention (NRCC). The first NRCC drew approximately 300 attendees and featured 50 booths. The floor space measured about 6,000 square feet and, according to this year’s co-chairman, Mike Benmosche, filled but a few rooms of a hotel. 

According to, www.nrccshow.com, “The show was devised for the benefit of Northeast carwash operators who could not attend the national trade show and to allow for managers and/or staff to attend as well. The first show provided a forum for education, equipment exhibits and an exchange of ideas and camaraderie among operators and exhibitors.”

From Sept. 23-25 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, NRCC will once again commence. Marking its 30th anniversary, this show continues to grow and impress with an expansive educational program, unique networking opportunities and a convention floor that now contains more than 320 booths spread out over nearly 85,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Professional Carwashing & Detailing (PC&D) is excited to offer this Exhibit Product Guide made exclusively for NRCC 2019. It contains booth information, a Schedule of Events and more. If you’re currently reading this guide at the NRCC, please be sure to stop by booth 119 to sign up for a free subscription or to pick up our most recent issue. 

This Exhibit Product Guide also features a Q&A interview with Benmosche. He was one of the first people I met once I became editorial director of PC&D in 2012. As stated in the interview, Benmosche is retiring this year, making this show “especially important” to him. Since I met him, Benmosche has been eager to be interviewed and write content for PC&D and Carwash.com. 

He not only has a strong commitment and passion for our industry, but his dedication has also helped grow NRCC over the years. Thanks, Mike, for your support of this publication and for helping to make NRCC one of the must-attend annual carwash events of the year. 

You May Also Like

Mark Tentis named a vendor director on ICA board of directors

NORTHVILLE, Mich. — He will serve a two-year term, which began on Jan. 1, 2023.

NORTHVILLE, Mich. — OPW Vehicle Wash Solutions has announced that Mark Tentis, the company’s senior vice president for global sales and service, has been named as one of two new vendor directors on the 2023-24 Board of Directors of the International Carwash Association, according to a press release.

Latest ZIPS Car Wash Convos features Tar Heel fan favorite Alyssa Ustby

PLANO, Texas — Car Wash Convos gives fans a glimpse into the lives of these student-athletes during a ride through ZIPS Car Wash in their university town.

Dave Hail, former senior executive with Mister Car Wash, joins Amplify Car Wash Advisors

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Firm also announces the launch of its new operational advisory vertical, Amplify Growth Partners.

Spotless Brands breaks new barriers, enters Ohio market in 2023

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — Three new locations in the Buckeye State will open in the first half of the year.

Mammoth Holdings raises equity capital to fuel growth

ATLANTA — The equity raise will ensure that Mammoth can accelerate new store openings, invest in cutting-edge technology and more.

Other Posts

WhiteWater Express Car Wash expands to 88 locations

HOUSTON — WhiteWater added four locations in December, expanding its footprint in the Southwest.

Driven Brands rings Nasdaq closing bell

CHARLOTTE, NC — The company honored its two-year Nasdaq listing anniversary and acknowledged dedicated employees and partners.

El Car Wash opens 24th, 25th locations

MIAMI — El Car Wash continues its expansion with the opening of its 24th and 25th locations in South Florida.

B+E helps buyer quickly close on $22M worth of carwash assets

NEW YORK — B+E helped to find and secure four new washing properties, closing on them before the end of 2022.