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Poor "young scholars" get home study desks

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Contact: Mary Livings, Executive Director of Havel Grace Maritime Museum


On January 20th, 16 elementary school students received their newly built desks and chairs donated by themselves. In an informal speech outside Havre de Grace Elementary School, proud desk builders showed off their craftsmanship.

Al Caffo from Havre de Grace and his son Dave (living in Delaware) are the leaders in this work. During a visit around a fire pit in Havre de Grace this winter, the topic turned to how to help people in trouble during this pandemic. They have heard of a national movement, "Children's Desk". The father and son wanted to know if they could solve this project with the help of other volunteer builders.

This idea was quickly developed, and they developed a strategy for this. Set up the Go Fund Me website to seek financial donations. In just two days, we received donations from relatives and friends in Ohio, Delaware, Connecticut and Maryland. The money will be used to build up to 30 desks and purchase chairs.

Al Caffo and several local men built and repaired wooden boats at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. With the strong support of Bruce Russell, the director of the museum project, they use the museum's boat shop in winter when there are fewer winter boat projects. Volunteers David Anstrand, Andy Goldberg and Tom Luhr (Delaware) worked with Al to build student desks. Al's wife Betty and Dave Caffo focused on completion. Tidewater Terminal Manager Jeff Andrews uses his truck to transport timber and transport tables.

The principal of Havre de Grace Elementary School Ronald Wooden and the title 1 teacher commissioner Kristin Schaub were very supportive and understood this substantive need. Schaub quickly identified the child who could benefit the most from the gift. Principal Wooden said: "I am very happy that our young scholars will have study desks and chairs that they can call their own classes."

After a short break, work will start again to complete more "orders." Dave Caffo, who came up with this idea, said: "It feels so good. We can have fun, be productive, and give young children a space to learn." Bruce Russell emphasized: "Everything we can do for the next generation and our community is the right thing." Wooden pointed out that the school "has the best teachers in the world, and gifts like these desks will help teachers do better." A carpenter said that his grandson was approved on the table and asked: "PopPop, can I have one too?" In this way, the project is a success.

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Macro ER exhibitions and events have won multiple industry awards

Havre de Grace, Maryland, December 29, 2020: Acer Exhibits & Events, a certified long-established wholly-owned company, won a number of unique awards and honors in the face-to-face marketing industry at the end of 2020.

Acer has been shortlisted in the famous 2020 "FAB 50" list in the strict industry competition between the United States and Canada for the eighth consecutive year. The award was awarded by Event Marketer Magazine, owned by Access Intelligence. The position on this list is the pinnacle of success in the exhibition design and manufacturing industry. The winners will undergo a detailed business review, including elements such as investment portfolio, customer recommendations, business practices and industry management. For more information about the program, please visit:

The Acer project of UPG Enterprises LLC for customers (

) Won some honors. UPG is an operator of a series of industrial companies focused on metals, manufacturing, distribution and logistics. For brand launches, the company needs to have a significant visual impact to convey its "bold, strong and solid" value at key industry events. Acer’s design team created an overall focus for the exhibits, reflecting the upward angle in the new company’s logo.

At the annual "Best of beMatrix" awards ceremony earlier this year, the technical merits and aesthetic appeal of Acer's design for UPG earned the exhibition the "Best Design of Less than 600 Square Feet" award. Industry partner beMatrix USA (

) A reusable aluminum frame system was manufactured, which is essential for the manufacture of UPG exhibits.

The same Acer project of UPG was a finalist in the "Portable and Modular" award of EXHIBITOR magazine. The plan will identify the top 40 exhibits designed using portable or modular structure systems. The entrance of Acer was constructed with beMatrix frame system and was rated as the category of "best rent less than 1,000 square feet". The award was awarded by Exhibitor Media Group, the publisher of the magazine. The entries were reviewed in terms of aesthetics, functionality, and innovation. The winners will be announced at the EXHIBITORLIVE conference in early 2021. For more information about the reward program, please visit:

In addition to obtaining these industry honors, Acer continues to support the veteran's business promotion work. As part of the National Veterans Business Development Council certification program, Acer has extended its verification period as a veteran-owned business entity to 2021. The authentication parameters are listed in


Mark Crane, CEO of Acer Exhibits & Events, expressed his gratitude for this recognition: "This year is a devastating year for the face-to-face marketing industry. We are very happy to receive honors from customers, partners, peers and third-party industry experts at the end of this year. Positive results have been achieved. Despite our industry’s difficulties, the hard work and unremitting dedication of the entire Acer team deserves thanks and congratulations."

About Acer Exhibition Co., Ltd.

Acer Exhibits & Events LLC is an award-winning, certified veteran-owned, privately-owned full-service exhibition design, production and experience agency company located in Havre de Grace, Maryland. The company was established in 2003 and specializes in fully customized trade show exhibits and environmental graphic displays for various industries.

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