Looking for a place to hear some good news for a change? If so, you must attend the 2009 Frame Building Expo, to be held February 25 through 27 in Nashville, Tenn.
It is the only place you will find, all under one roof, the information you need to grow your business. Invest your time in seeking new resources and innovative products, as well as making new contacts and sharing insights. It’ll be one investment sure to hold its value in the future.
At the Expo, you will hear from renowned economist Alan Beaulieu on the forecast for the post-frame industry. I heard Alan speak about four years ago and his predictions included much of the turmoil we are experiencing today. His forecast for our economy in the coming years is knowledge that can allow you to be proactive in your business planning.
Another noteworthy speaker is Byrd Baggett, CAE. His keynote presentation is “Dare to Grow.” He also will hold an in-depth seminar on personal and business growth with a spiritual message based on his “New Philosophy of Leadership.”
Come and learn about the Post-Frame Market Initiative (PFMI). PFMI is NFBA’s organized effort to promote and grow the post-frame industry. Find out what steps are being initiated and implemented to grow the industry, for the benefit everyone.
Take the time to speak with a NFBA representative to add your thoughts, opinions and experiences in your day-to-day business. The Expo is a great time to network and find out what is going on in other parts of the country.
The trade show in itself is a learning experience. See new products to help cut labor and building costs or just overall improve and update any project, from the most basic to the complex. Sometimes a new product option can be the selling point on that next project. There will be representatives available to explain the products and discuss their best use within your business.
Breakout sessions are your chance to really individualize your learning experience at the show. Sign up for what applies to you and your business and learn from experts in those areas. Just to mention a few I am particularly interested in:
• Foreman and Crew Development
• Solar Opportunity in Post-Frame
• Pipe Flashing for Metal Roofs
• Fall Protection, Safety Equipment
• OSHA Updates, Job Site Checklist
• Train the Trainer: Forklift Training
As you can see from additional details on this web site and within the January issue of Frame Building News, there is a wide variety and this provides a great opportunity to add to your knowledge and expertise.
What you learn in these three short days can be applied every day as you work in the post-frame industry. Take advantage of this opportunity to talk with the experts who make the products you use. Get to know the concerns and issues of your peers and share experiences of what it’s like to work in the field. I hope you will take a little time to invest in your knowledge and the association that is working for you.
We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones in Nashville. Until then, best wishes for continued success.
Steve Eversole is president of Eversole Builders in Lancaster, Ohio, and current chair of the NFBA Board of Directors.