I.D. Booth recently celebrated its 140th anniversary with a customer appreciation/vendor trade show in Elmira, N.Y. One hundred of Booth’s top vendors participated in the trade show and more than 1,500 customers were invited.

American Standard, which also is celebrating 140 years, informed Booth that it is the oldest customer doing business with the New Jersey-based manufacturer and presented a plaque commemorating the milestone.

Booth is a fifth-generation family-owned business that has remained in the same neighborhood serving its customers. It has grown from its roots as a heavy hardware store to the plumbing, heating and electrical supplier it is today. Booth has expanded from one store to 12 locations throughout Upstate New York and the northern tier of Pennsylvania. “It is very important to the Booth family to know that its customers’ needs are met every day,” the company said.

During the celebration Booth held its version of the fastest plumber contest which utilized both a race-car simulator and toilet racing. A two-day golf tournament with 240 players also was part of the festivities.

Manufacturers and representatives were treated to a cocktail party, while a local caterer supplied a pulled pork picnic lunch. The town’s historical popcorn truck also was on display and a local ice cream vendor served refreshments to combat the hot temperatures.

“We are looking forward to the next 140 years in our community,” the company noted.