Receiving Exhibit Containers, Crates and Boxes

Setup and Tear Down Schedule

The address:   

Century II Convention Center –  Expo Hall –  225 West Douglas Ave., Wichita, Ks.  67202

Under 3,000lbs

As an Exhibitor you can use the services  for free of the volunteer  fork lift drivers and dock hands to receive you freight.  But no freight can be accepted before Oct 21, 2021 we do not have Expo earlier than Oct 21. 

Or  You can pay  Henry Hilgerson Co to receive your freight (see below)

As a courtesy volunteer fork lift drivers and dock hands will be available to assist in unloading and get the freight to your booth and loading as needed.. Crates and boxes which are under 3,000 lbs.  and can be unloaded with a standard fork lift.   Volunteers will also have push trucks available to receive freight and assist vendors moving boxes to their booth.   The dock will be open  at the following times:

Unload date and times:

Thursday   Oct 21st 8:00am till 6:00pm
Friday       Oct 22nd 8:00am till 6:00pm
Saturday   Oct 23rd 8:00am till 5:00pm
Sunday      Oct 24th contact office
Monday     Oct 25th 7:30am till 8:00pm
Tuesday     Oct 26th 7:30am till 11:00am

Questions –  contact Don Lenhart 316-573-7690

If you want to pay Henry Helgerson Co to recieve your freight here is their contact form.  You must contact directly to use their services.  Note: they can recieve freight before Oct 21.

Henry Helgerson Co.

Century II has (2) unloading areas:

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Dock Map

Century II has (2) unloading areas: West Dock and South Door

West Dock

This is on the west side of Century II Expo Hall which has dock for freight unloading and a ramp. A street coming off of Douglas at Waco serves the dock.

South Door

It is on the south end of the Expo hall. From the corner of Main St and Waterman St, go west on Waterman street to the turn in west of the parking lot.

The Wichita Industrial Trade Show cannot accept exhibits before October 21, 2021

If crates, pallets or boxes are to arrive before October 17th then contact one of the following companies to receive, store and deliver the freight to Century II on or after October 18th this will be done at the exhibitor’s expense.

For questions please contact: WITS office (316)942-2401 or Don Lenhart (316)573-7690

Henry Helgerson Co.
2900 S. Hydraulic
Wichita, Kansas  67216

Phone 316-943-1851

Belger Cartage Service
2555 S. Kessler
Wichita, KS 67217

Phone 316-943-0101

Hall Industrial Service
221 E. Murdock
Wichita, KS 67214

Phone 316-945-4255

Over 3,000lbs

If your crates are over 3,000 lbs. or they are of a configuration in which a standard fork lift can not unload the item,  then you will have to contract and pay for the services of one of the approved millwright companies listed below:

Companies which provide Equipment and Millwright services:

Hall Industrial Service
221 E. Murdock
Wichita, KS 67214

Phone 316-945-4255

Belger Cartage Service
2555 S. Kessler
Wichita, KS 67217

Phone 316-943-0101

Sanilift, Inc.
1355  S. Anna St.
Wichita, KS 67209

Phone 316-941-4335

Packing cases, crates and boxes cannot be allowed to be behind the curtains, contact a WITS Volunteer for the storage of the crates and boxes, for more information refer to the WITS Show Website.

All exhibits must be in place for the show to open at 12:00 Noon Oct 22nd.

Storage of Show Boxes, Crates and Exhibit Containers

Wits volunteers (with fork lifts and carts) will pick up and store your containers, boxes and crates until after the show, however you must have a label on each piece in storage with your booth number and all other labels with booth numbers from other shows have been removed It is suggested to take pictures of the crates and boxes you are sending to storage.  As space allows storage is free.

After The Show – Exhibit Removal and Shipping

At 4:00pm on Thursday Oct 28,  the show will close and the Exhibits can be removed.  The WITS volunteers will bring your boxes, crates and container  to your booth that have been in storage  if you have them marked correctly. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to make arrangement for the pickup of all crates and exhibit containers.


For Crates and Boxes Being Picked Up By the Exhibitor’s Own Truck

Dock is open:

  • Thursday Oct 28     4:00 pm – 9:00 pm   –   Just get your stuff and Go –
  • Friday       Oct 29     7:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday   Oct 30   8:00 am –  12:00 noon
  • Dock closes at 12:00 noon Sat Oct 30
  • We prefer to have everything picked up by  5:00 pm on  Friday.

For Crates and Boxes Being Picked by: Freight Companies, UPS, FedEx, contract carriers, etc. 

The Exhibitor needs to communicate to WITS Volunteers what boxes are going to be picked up by the various freight companies so we can be sure to have them on the dock for pick up.  Friday Oct 29 is a good day for the commercial freight companies pickup at the West Dock.

WITS is not a freight forwarder we just want to be sure your boxes and crates get on the correct truck 

  Exhibitor Freight Communication Form

Come to booth 74 and fill out the form for boxes and crates being picked up freight companies, UPS, FedEx, and contract carriers.  Remember most freight companies will not pick up on Saturday.  If you want the WITS volunteer to take your crates to the dock for pick.  You must be sure we now what your plans are.

Dock hours:

  • Thursday         Oct 24th 4:00 pm –  9:00 pm
  • Friday              Oct 25th  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday         Oct 26th  8:00 am – 12:00 noon
  • Dock closes at 12:00 noon Sat Oct 61st
  • We prefer that everything is pickup on Friday Oct 25th.

Leave the boxes and crates in the Exhibitor’s booth unless instructed otherwise.    Attach the shipping documents to the crates and boxes.  When the freight company or parcel company comes the WITS Volunteers will bring your freight to the dock for ship out.  As a courtesy, the volunteer fork lift drivers will load the crates and exhibit containers (under 3,000 lbs.), at no charge.

IMPORTANT – Suggested you take a picture of all boxes and crates which are ready for shipment.

If you wanted to forward a copy of the pictures to the WITS office via email;  we would appreciate it.

Remember – most freight companies will not pick up on Saturday so they have to pick up on Friday

Questions:   Call or text Don Lenhart at (316) 573-7690 or email us

If you need pickup after Saturday, Oct 21st at 12:00 noon, contact the Henry Helgerson Co. (316-943-1851).  There will be a charge for this storage and shipping service.   Any freight not picked up by 12:00 noon on Saturday Oct 21 will be sent to the Henry Helgerson Co.   Who will store it and the exhibitor will pay the charge for this service.

Henry Helgerson Co. information on shipping freight