DECEMBER 11-12

Mohegan Sun,

Uncasville, CT

LBM EXPO 2024

DECEMBER 11-12, 2024
EARTH EXPO & CONVENTION CENTER
UNCASVILLE, CT

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Registration for LBM Expo 2023 is OPEN!

 

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Welcome to LBM Expo 2023!

We are extremely excited to return to the Earth Expo and Convention Center at Mohegan Sun. The location was well received by LBM Expo 2022 attendees and exhibitors. Mohegan Sun is easy to get to, offers top-shelf dining and entertainment, free parking (both self-parking and valet), and so much more.

Our show floor features hundreds of vendors offering the latest products and services in the industry. NRLA has also selected the best national speakers to address the issues you’re facing now and to prepare you for the future.

LBM Expo continues to offer free education on the show floor in our building demo zones. This year, Gary Striegler will be on our main stage, using his expertise to teach the best practices that will help you help your customers.

On Wednesday afternoon, we will gather a panel of LBM experts to discuss “Succession Strategies for 2024 and Beyond” on the show floor.

We’ll start Thursday morning off strong with Breakfast with Bradley Hartmann presenting on “Implementing the Air Raid Offense for Sales: A Former QB/Current Sales Trainer’s Guide to Quit Playing Defense and Start Driving New Sales in Any Market Environment.” Bradley always brings his A-game, and this is sure to be an informative and productive session. Expo education will wrap up with a housing and economic outlook from David Logan, senior economist and director of tax and trade policy at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), on Thursday afternoon.

LBM Expo offers many networking opportunities. Connect with old and new friends at the expanded Discover Mohegan Sun Pub Tour, where NRLA state and local associations host attendees at various establishments to enjoy refreshments and compete for prizes. The  fun continues Thursday night, after the NRLA Annual Business Meeting and installation of chair Doug Ford, Curtis Lumber Company, with an Installation Celebration where we will celebrate Chair Ford and the festive season with food, drinks, music, and fun! All of this and so much more will be waiting for you in the most ideal environment, all under one roof!

Chuck Handley, Burkes Home Center
Convention Committee Chair

We are extremely excited to return to the Earth Expo and Convention Center at Mohegan Sun. The location was well received by LBM Expo 2022 attendees and exhibitors. Mohegan Sun is easy to get to, offers top-shelf dining and entertainment, free parking (both self-parking and valet), and so much more.

Our show floor features hundreds of vendors offering the latest products and services in the industry. NRLA has also selected the best national speakers to address the issues you’re facing now and to prepare you for the future.

LBM Expo continues to offer free education on the show floor in our building demo zones. This year, Gary Striegler will be on our main stage, using his expertise to teach the best practices that will help you help your customers.

On Wednesday afternoon, we will gather a panel of LBM experts to discuss “Succession Strategies for 2024 and Beyond” on the show floor.

We’ll start Thursday morning off strong with Breakfast with Bradley Hartmann presenting on “Implementing the Air Raid Offense for Sales: A Former QB/Current Sales Trainer’s Guide to Quit Playing Defense and Start Driving New Sales in Any Market Environment.” Bradley always brings his A-game, and this is sure to be an informative and productive session. Expo education will wrap up with a housing and economic outlook from David Logan, senior economist and director of tax and trade policy at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), on Thursday afternoon.

LBM Expo offers many networking opportunities. Connect with old and new friends at the expanded Discover Mohegan Sun Pub Tour, where NRLA state and local associations host attendees at various establishments to enjoy refreshments and compete for prizes. The  fun continues Thursday night, after the NRLA Annual Business Meeting and installation of chair Doug Ford, Curtis Lumber Company, with an Installation Celebration where we will celebrate Chair Ford and the festive season with food, drinks, music, and fun! All of this and so much more will be waiting for you in the most ideal environment, all under one roof!

Chuck Handley, Burkes Home Center
Convention Committee Chair

Wednesday,
December 6

7:30AM – 5PM — Registration Open

Pick-up your pre-registered badge or register onsite for LBM Expo badges.

 

Location: Expo Gateway

8 – 9:30AM — How to Use A.I. in the LBM Industry with Alan Timothy

The term AI has become widely used in recent times as an overarching descriptor for a whole new technology, the reality is that first AI dates back to 1940’s when developed and used in the second World War to crack German codes. The term AI can be compared to the term automobiles in that the term automobiles covers many types of vehicles from sports cars, SUV, pick-ups etc. and so the term AI covers many different types with many uses.

 

In the presentation we will explore ‘What is AI’ its history and the many different types of AI in use today and how AI can and has been used in LBM today with examples covering topics such as customer price recommendations and customer churn prediction and what will future opportunities look like. In addition, we look at use cased and the risks of some of today’s popular AI tools such as ChatGPT.

 

Location: Earth Expo Center, Education Zone -Booth 180

9:30AM – 5PM — Show Floor Open

Experience all that the 2023 LBM Expo has to offer by exploring hundreds of exhibits and getting hands-on, interactive experiences with in-booth demos and featured products. Visit two building demo zones to train, prepare, and educate attendees on the ins and outs of the LBM industry.

 

Location: Earth Expo Center

10AM – 1:30PM — Demo Zones

Back by popular demand are our demo zones! Learn building with the pros featuring Gary Striegler! 

 

Location: Earth Expo Center, Booth 580

10:30AM — Door Prize Drawing: $1,000 Cash Prize

Your LBM Expo Badge is your entry and you do need to be present to win. 

Location: LBM Expo Show Floor 

10:30AM -1:00PM — Product Knowledge Pavilion

10:30-11:30 AM — The NRLA Connect Portal Toolbox by Eastern Insurance Group 

11:30 AM – 12 PM — Rmax Polyiso Insulation by BlueLinx 

12:30 – 1 PM — Advantages of XT Galvanized Nails By Corus 

 

Location: Earth Expo center, Booth 167 

10:15AM – 11:45AM — Student Recruitment Panel Discussion & Job Fair

Students get to explore the LBM Expo show floor for free by attending this session that demonstrates the opportunities the LBM industry has for them. After the panel, students have the opportunity to interact with LBM employers, exchanging their resumes in return for business cards and potential job opportunities.

 

Location: Earth Ballroom

11:30AM – 1PM — Lunch on Show Floor

Continue to network, but over a free plate of lunch with everyone at LBM Expo – attendees and exhibitors!

 

Location: Earth Expo Center

1PM — Door Prize Drawing: $1,000 Cash Prize

Your LBM Expo Badge is your entry and you do need to be present to win. 

Location: LBM Expo Show Floor 

1:30 – 3:00PM — Succession Strategies for 2024 and Beyond

A short definition of succession planning is a process and strategy for replacement planning or passing on leadership roles. Succession planning and strategies are used to identify and develop new, potential leaders who can move into leadership roles when a change occurs. Succession planning in any family business is critical, and the LBM industry is no exception.

This panel will discuss the advantages, disadvantages, challenges, and opportunities of various succession strategies.

 

Location: Earth Expo Center, Education Zone -Booth 180

4 – 5PM — NYLE Annual Meeting

See what the younger generation of LBM experts has in store for the future, hear about their achievements over the past year, and congratulate the old officers while watching the installation of the new. *Open to anyone.

 

Location: Earth Expo Center, Education Zone -Booth 180

3:30PM — Door Prize Drawing: 2-night stay at Mohegan Sun and 2 VIP tickets to concert in arena or Wolf Den

Your LBM Expo Badge is your entry and you do need to be present to win. Tickets based on availability. 

Location: LBM Expo Show Floor 

5:30+ Discover Mohegan Sun Pub Tour

Join us as we Discover Mohegan Sun! Registered participants will be divided into groups and, along with NRLA staff, make their way through dining locations, where they will learn about entertainment and nightlife at Mohegan Sun while enjoying some of its famous cuisine. Throughout the event participants will have the chance to compete for a variety of prizes.

 

Location: Expo Gateway – Registration Area 

Thursday,
December 7

7:30AM – 5PM — Registration Open

Pick-up your pre-registered badge or register onsite for LBM Expo badges.

 

Location: Expo Gateway

8 – 9:30AM — Breakfast with Bradley Hartmann: Implementing the Air Raid Offense for Sales

A Former QB / Current Sales Trainer’s Guide to Quit Playing Defense and Start Driving New Sales in any Market Environment.

 

As industry consolidation continues and commodity volatility dominates daily discourse, the need to differentiate has never been more important. Yet sales teams continue to candidly acknowledge “Well, we do all have the same products and the same trucks,” while sales leaders note what’s been working for the past decade is not working any longer. Customers expect “value creation” beyond answering the phone, taking the order, and delivering the material on time. Builders are searching for better and different—and they need it now.

 

In this engaging and interactive session, Bradley Hartmann will demonstrate how small, practical changes to your sales leadership diet in three specific activities will differentiate your sales team, deliver more value, and drive new sales regardless of market conditions. 

 

Location: Earth Expo Center, Education Zone -Booth 180

9:30AM – 5PM — Show Floor Open

Experience all that the 2023 LBM Expo has to offer by exploring hundreds of exhibits and getting hands-on, interactive experiences with in-booth demos and featured products. Visit two building demo zones to train, prepare, and educate attendees on the ins and outs of the LBM industry.

 

Location: Earth Expo Center

10AM – 2PM — Demo Zone

Missed this unique educational opportunity on Wednesday? No worries! The demo zones are continuing to run all day. 

 

Location: Earth Expo Center, Booth 580

10:30AM — Door Prize Drawing: $1,000 Cash Prize

Your LBM Expo Badge is your entry and you do need to be present to win. 

Location: LBM Expo Show Floor 

10:30AM-1:00PM – Product Knowledge Pavilion

10:30-11AM — NewTechWood Siding Installation by American Lumber 

11:30AM – 12PM — Rmax Polyiso Insulation by BlueLinx 

1:00 – 1:30PM — Using A.I. in the LBM Industry by Alan Timothy 

Location: Earth Expo center, Booth 167 

11:30AM – 1PM — Lunch on Show Floor

Continue to network, but over a free plate of lunch with everyone at LBM Expo – attendees and exhibitors!

 

Location: Earth Expo Center

1PM — Door Prize Drawing: 2-night stay at Mohegan Sun and 2 VIP tickets to concert in arena or Wolf Den

Your LBM Expo Badge is your entry and you do need to be present to win. Tickets based on availability. 

Location: LBM Expo Show Floor 

2:30 – 4PM — David Logan on The Economic and Housing Outlook

David Logan, Senior Economist and the Director of Tax and Trade Policy Analysis at NAHB, will discuss the current economic and housing outlook.

 

Location: Earth Expo Center, Education Zone -Booth 180

3:30PM — Door Prize Drawing: $1,000 Cash Prize

Your LBM Expo Badge is your entry and you do need to be present to win. 

 

Location: LBM Expo Show Floor 

5:30 – 6PM —NRLA Annual Business Meeting

Join the NRLA for its annual meeting and the induction of chair Doug Ford, Curtis Lumber Company, and the newly elected NRLA officers and board. 

 

Location: The Cabaret Theater

6:00PM+ NRLA Chair Installation Celebration

Join us at Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theatre for a celebration of the newly installed NRLA Chair, Doug Ford. There will be food, drinks, music and fun!

 

Location: The Cabaret Theater

6:30PM — Door Prize Drawing: $2,500 Cash Prize

Your LBM Expo Badge is your entry and you do need to be present to win. 

Location: NRLA Chair Installation Celebration–Cabaret Theater 

7:30PM — Door Prize Drawing: $2,500 Cash Prize

Your LBM Expo Badge is your entry and you do need to be present to win. 

Location: NRLA Chair Installation Celebration–Cabaret Theater

See what you missed at LBM Expo 2023

See what you missed at LBM Expo 2022

LBM Expo 2023 at Mohegan Sun was packed with energy. The expo hall was humming with attendees seeing the latest in building materials, participating in a building Demo Zone, learning about the hottest Featured Products and industry best practices in the Product Knowledge Pavilion. Connections were made throughout the two days on the show floor and with networking opportunities that included lunch on the show floor, a Pub Tour, and a Celebration of new NRLA Chair, Doug Ford. See you in 2024! 

WHERE?

Where?

Earth Expo & Convention Center, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT