NADRA Vice President, Heath Bowman attended the International Builders Show alongside President, Matt Breyer & several NADRA Committee members and NADRA ambassadors.
“It was great spending time with all of the NADRA members who participated in IBS. Each booth we visited told stories and showed excitement about growth in sales, as well as, in new products coming. I am personally excited to have accepted the VP position as it will allow me to be part of the industry in a more hands-on capacity.” Heath Bowman
NADRA Bronze level members, Screw Products, Inc.:
Three days can be a long time to stand on a trade show floor, but this year’s International Builders Show kept a steady pace and truly brought out the “International” for those interested in Screw Products, Inc. With growing interest from South America and even genuine interest with new friends in Africa!
From the moment we left the airport en route to our hotel, we knew this years show was going to be different. Different indeed. The IBS Marketing Team really stepped up their game this year with “Welcome” signage at the airport, as well as billboards along the way to the convention center! Well Done Team IBS!
Attendees were engaged and eager to learn. While we continued to have considerable interest in our overall Fastener line, our C-Deck Composite Deck Screws and DeckLok really caught the attention of many contractors. Several of which were proud members of the Great NADRA Team! Thanks for the continued support!
With hundreds of solid leads from contractors, dealers, distributors and fellow manufacturers, we are poised for a great 2018 at Screw Products, Inc. You won’t want to miss it! In fact, I hope they add an extra day to next year’s IBS! See you in Vegas!
AZEK® Building Products, NADRA Gold Level Members:
AZEK Building Products had a great showing at IBS with a stunning new booth, showcasing more than a dozen new products. AZEK® and TimberTech® each released three new colors to their premium decking lines. AZEK’s Vintage Collection® launched Coastline™, English Walnut™ and Weathered Teak™ while TimberTech added Sequoia™, Espresso and Whitewash Cedar™ to its Legacy Collection. TimberTech also announced an upgrade to its warranty, growing from a 25-year to a 30-year limited lifetime warranty.
AZEK also ran various demonstrations, highlighting a new and expanded line of Adhesives & Accessories for cellular PVC trim and moulding. The company also released various new deck fasteners, including additional color options for TOPLoc® by AZEK and a new hand-driven option of FUSIONLoc®.
Finally, AZEK® Trim & Moulding showcased 6 new surrounds for windows and doors, providing contractors even greater architectural options to present to homeowners.
Check out AZEK’s highlight reel on their YouTube channel!
CAMO Fasteners, a Bronze member of NADRA had a great show at IBS. We interacted with a lot of fabulous deck builders and demoed our CAMO products.
The International Builders’ Show is THE trade show of the year — and a great way to start 2018 says NADRA members, Feeney, Inc.! This year was especially big for Feeney, as we unveiled our new brand evolution: new logo, new booth, all new packaging, and new literature! We got great feedback from contractors, architects, retailers, and other vendors. Folks were WOWed by our new look! We also unveiled two new products:
DesignRail® Kits: a complete modular aluminum railing system
CableRail Conceal Kits: a low-profile alternative to our original CableRail Kits
Optimism was high at the show, folks were positive about the year ahead in the building and remodeling industries. We noticed more VR games and displays in booths: you could tour a model home or a sustainable quarry in Brazil, and even smash up an old water heater with a lightsaber! We had a great time touring the show, talking to folks at Therrawood (who had our CableRail on display in their booth!), Camo Deck Fasteners, Home Advisor, Houzz, Use Natural Stone, Architectural Grille, and 84 Lumber. We even did some live streaming on Facebook at our booth on Day 3. Thank you to all who stopped by!
Heather Marchand, NADRA’s National Programs and Marketing Director, walked the show visiting members.
“I so enjoyed walking the show floor and having the chance to stop and speak to as many members as my feet would allow! The IBS show is gigantic! I needed more time! It was a blast getting to sit down with so many familiar faces- and new ones. The weather was beautiful for the outdoor exhibits. Bob Heidenreich and The Deck Store crew did an outstanding job! I loved the little touches – such as the custom picnic tables. The highlight of my trip was probably the warm, welcoming running hug I received from our members at AZEK. I love my job! I loved having the chance to see our members hard work pay off at this fast-paced, packed show. You all put a lot of time & resources into coordinating booth personnel, Facebook Live events, the displays, handouts, trinkets & novelty items & so much more. It showed! Job well done, friends! Now let’s get to work building, and get folks playing outside more… one deck at a time!” Heather Marchand
The NADRA team met with members and prospective members at IBS. As you know, it’s a HUGE space to cover, and we missed many of you! We hope to see you throughout the year at various NADRA events and shows. Please stay in touch! If you’d like to send us photos and a brief recap from your experience at the International Builders Show, please send images, links and recap to Info@NADRA.org. We will keep this blog post updated with posts from our members that exhibited at the show!
Take a look at members we saw along the way!