Volume 46, Issue 1 - January/February 2007


LBM Expo 2007
From Wednesday, Jan. 31 to Friday, Feb. 2, building industry professionals and retail lumber dealers will once again have the opportunity to interact with manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of lumber, building materials and related technologies at the Lumber and Building Material Expo 2007 (LBM Expo). The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) will be hosting the event at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Mass., where it estimates there will be nearly 300 exhibiting companies and more than 7,000 in total attendance. It says the event allows for networking and brings together vendors with attendees, so questions can be answered directly to builders.

NRLA says this year’s event was scheduled for Wednesday through Friday to accommodate additional educational programs and allow more flexible times for dealers to send their employees. Tickets cost $30.

Learn While You Eat
Also new to this year’s event is the “Got Excellence” series – a line up of breakfast and lunch seminars conducted by industry speakers focusing on strategic, leadership, operational and customer excellence. Among the speakers will be: Michael Cassidy of the Pro-Build Organization, Dr. Jim Harris of the Harris Group Inc., Ruth Kellick-Grubbs of Kellick and Associates, Rick Grandinetti with Vision Planning Inc. and Paul Jannke, RISI.

LBM Expo will offer its workshops and workzones series that highlight the use of materials and construction techniques by industry professionals and its annual Boston Tea Party, a networking event that allows for face-to-face time with manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers and builder/remodelers. This year’s tea party will be held right on the convention floor, Friday afternoon from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 


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