Opportunities abound at Expo

N early 1,900 builders, engineers, architects, suppliers and support personnel participated in the National Frame Building Association’s (NFBA) annual convention and trade show, Frame Building Expo.  The 2008 Expo took place Feb. 20 – 22 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

NFBA’s Frame Building Expo features a construction industry trade show and educational programming specific to the post-frame building industry.  Builders, engineers, architects, academics and material suppliers participated in thirty educational classrooms sessions organized by NFBA for the Expo.

Topics for NFBA’s educational sessions covered all aspects of the post-frame building industry, including the latest design and engineering advice from leading academic faculty and recognized industry experts.  NFBA’s programming lineup included eleven “Exhibitor Showcase” classroom sessions presented by manufacturers and distributors to educate attendees about new products and provide sound advice to enhance efficiency through proper product implementation. 

The Frame Building Expo is the only event where post-frame industry professionals from across the nation can mingle and share ideas.  The convention featured the only construction industry trade show of its kind.  This year’s event attracted more than 140 exhibiting companies. 

At the NFBA Awards Luncheon, NFBA “Building of the Year” contest winners and runners-up were recognized in 18 building categories covering commercial, industrial, institutional, residential, agricultural, and retrofit/remodel building types.  Distinguished members also received the association’s highest awards for service to the industry.

Attendees met building component manufacturers and construction industry suppliers at the trade show, saw the newest products, entered prize drawings and participated in special events and competitions.  The trade show featured a “Nail Pounding Competition” sponsored by Maze Nails, and a “Screw Driving Competition” sponsored by Atlas Bolt & Screw Co.  There was also a Bean Bag Toss Tournament sponsored by American Building Components and Perka Building Frames.

The annual Plyco Hospitality and Wheeling Jamboree also featured musical entertainment and beverages for all attendees. The annual “Christians in Construction” event featured the musical comedy of Rev. John Schmid of Common Ground Ministries.

The 2008 Frame Building Expo featured outstanding educational programming, good attendance and a record number of exhibitors.  The 2009 Frame Building Expo will be February 25-27 in Nashville, Tenn.

About NFBA
The National Frame Building Association (NFBA) is the only trade association representing the interests of the post-frame construction industry throughout the United States.  Members include construction, manufacturing, and marketing companies, as well as code and design professionals.

For more information about the National Frame Building Association or the annual convention, Frame Building Expo, please call NFBA headquarters at 800/557-6957 or visit www.nfba.org.

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