56th Annual NFBA Building Expo 2024

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2024 NFBA 56th Annual Conference & Expo

Location: Iowa Events Center

Save The Date Des Moines

See you March 6-8, 2024 in Des Moines, Iowa!! 

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Iowa Events Center (Convention Center)Convention Hall
730 3rd St.
Des Moines, IA 50309

https://www.iowaeventscenter.com/
Parking:  Parking is available north of the Iowa Events Center with entrances off of 3rd Street and 5th Avenue. The Iowa Events Center surface parking lots offer the closest and most convenient access to the facility, and easy access to I-235 and other major routes after the event. ADA Accessible parking is available at the Iowa Events Center by entering the lot south of Crocker Street, next to Community Choice Convention Center.

$12 for cars and trucks, $24 for large trucks (duallys and snow blades) and $48 for RVs and Buses.
NOTE: There is NO overnight parking available in Iowa Events Center lots. Vehicles left overnight will be towed.

 

Hilton Des Moines Downtown (Main Hotel)
The Hilton is sold out! Please use other suggestions below!
435 Park Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/dsmdihh-hilton-des-moines-downtown/

The NFBA Group Rate is $154.00 + 7% sales tax + 12% occupancy tax + 3% assessment fee.

Hotel Room Reservations can be made securely online: https://book.passkey.com/e/50552066
Room Block Cut-Off Date: February 19, 2024
Check-In: 3:00 PM           Check-Out: 12:00 PM
Parking:  Self-Parking is $25.00 per day.
Airport Shuttle is available and complimentary. Dial 515-241-1456

 

Des Moines Marriott Downtown (Overflow Hotel)
The Marriott is sold out! Please use other suggestions below!Marriott Exterior
700 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Click Here to Reserve

The NFBA Group Rate is $129.00 + 7% sales tax + 12% occupancy tax + 3% assessment fee.

Hotel Room Reservations can be made securely online: Coming Soon
Room Block Cut-Off Date: February 11, 2024

Check-In: 4:00 PM           Check-Out: 12:00 PM
Parking:   Valet is $21.00 per day. Hourly rates available for guests not spending the night. *Prices are subject to change.
Airport Shuttle is available and complimentary. Dial 515-245-5500

Additional Nearby Hotels
NFBA Does NOT have a special rate contracted at these hotels. However, they are nearby and within walking distance of the Iowa Events Convention Center:

Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center
929 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309
https://www.choicehotels.com/iowa/des-moines/comfort-inn-hotels/ia103?mc=llgoxxpx
PH: 515-282-5251

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Des Moines Downtown
207 Crocker St, Des Moines, IA 50309
https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/dsmfd-fairfield-inn-and-suites-des-moines-downtown/overview/?scid=f2ae0541-1279-4f24-b197-a979c79310b0
PH: 515-350-7997

Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
401 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/dsmbr-renaissance-des-moines-savery-hotel/overview/?scid=f2ae0541-1279-4f24-b197-a979c79310b0
PH: 515-244-2151

Hyatt Place Des Moines/Downtown

418 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/iowa/hyatt-place-des-moines-downtown/dsmzd/?src=corp_lclb_gmb_seo_dsmzd
PH: 515-282-5555

 

NFBA Exhibitor Prospectus

*NOTICE: NFBA does not use a 3rd-party company to book hotel reservations for conference. NFBA has been made aware of scammers trying to get credit card information from NFBA members. Please do not give out your info to unauthorized callers.

 

 


Questions related to exhibiting?  Contact Patrick Filippelli at 630-929-7960

Some NFBA exhibitors have been receiving communications from companies soliciting the NFBA attendee list. Please note that these companies are posing as official representatives of the NFBA Frame Building Expo to sell unofficial attendee data lists. These companies are unrelenting and are known to constantly change their company and domain names, but they have no affiliation with the NFBA, and we cannot recommend purchasing a list through them. Exhibitors are advised to beware of anyone soliciting on behalf of the NFBA. Please contact us at  NFBA@heiexpo.com with questions

Schedule                 2024 NFBA Conference and Expo Full Schedule

2024 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
                       NFBA Executive Committee Meeting (Closed)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM                        NFBA Board Meeting (Closed)
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM                        Registration Open

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM                       Registration Open
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM                       Breakfast
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM                       Breakout Educational Sessions

Business Management Track of Education
Change Order Management and Cracking the "WIP": Driving Predictable Cost Projections (Part 1) - Stephane McShane
Effective change order management can dramatically reduce a subcontractor’s risk and increase profitability.  This interactive course explores the change order process from a subcontractor’s viewpoint and provides participants with hands-on training in recognizing, scoping, pricing, and negotiating change orders.  Many project managers lack a clear handle on how their projects are performing financially.  Most commonly it is because they have not been trained on how to forecast properly.  We find many contractors struggle with how to build a robust cost projection process that provides for consistency and predictability. Profit fade at 90% complete is no longer an option in today’s market. Teach project managers how to properly set up job budgets, track progress and forecast accurately.  Moreover, learn critical financial indicators that point to problems on projects early so they can be rectified.

Sales & Marketing Track of Education
The Lost Art of Connecting: How to Build Relationships You Simply Can't Afford to Lose -Tim Wackel
When your relationship is strong, customers rarely let any detail get in the way of doing business, but when your relationship is weak, any detail can (and will) get in the way. Building powerful relationships doesn’t require magic, chemistry or luck… it requires knowledge, commitment and a process. This course teaches business professionals proven ideas for developing trust and creating loyalty that lasts a lifetime!
Participants will learn how to:

  • Evaluate the “true quality” of their existing relationships
  • Improve existing relationships using a simple 3 step process
  • Develop thoughtful, unexpected and inexpensive rituals that create lasting loyalty
  • Focus on being interested (versus always trying to be interesting!)
  • Become effective at working with people who are sometimes difficult to like



Technical & Safety Track of Education
Installation Tolerances for Framing, Panels & Trim - Aaron Halberg
The NFBA Accepted Practice documents were first published in October 2015 (Framing Tolerances) and March 2016 (Metal Panel and Trim Installation Tolerances). This presentation will provide a guided tour of these documents to educate you about the provisions they contain and provide understanding about which aspects are important in making your buildings functional, structurally sound, and aesthetically pleasing.

8:40 AM - 9:40 AM                       Breakout Educational Sessions

Business Management Track of Education
Change Order Management and Cracking the "WIP": Driving Predictable Cost Projections (Part 2) - Stephane McShane
Effective change order management can dramatically reduce a subcontractor’s risk and increase profitability.  This interactive course explores the change order process from a subcontractor’s viewpoint and provides participants with hands-on training in recognizing, scoping, pricing, and negotiating change orders.  Many project managers lack a clear handle on how their projects are performing financially.  Most commonly it is because they have not been trained on how to forecast properly.  We find many contractors struggle with how to build a robust cost projection process that provides for consistency and predictability. Profit fade at 90% complete is no longer an option in today’s market. Teach project managers how to properly set up job budgets, track progress and forecast accurately.  Moreover, learn critical financial indicators that point to problems on projects early so they can be rectified.


Sales & Marketing Track of Education
Barndominiums: Partnerships & Collaborations - Stacee Lynn and Oliver Bell
If you know how to create that great client relationship – you can use that skill to help you create more business opportunities.  Consider how to partner and collaborate?  Do this to create new or expanded revenue opportunities or provide your clients with discounts options so they also have more money for splurge options.  We encourage you to:

  • Stay abreast of Market activity – both economic and production
  • Determine if any developers in your area are considering Barndominium enclaves
  • Make sure your clients have accesses to engineered solutions
  • Find relationship collaboration opportunities
  • Find material and product collaboration opportunities.

This is an opportunity to recognize new revenue, grow your business, and engage your customers.

Technical & Safety Track of Education
OSHA Legal and Practical Update Including Deceptive State Plan Interpretations Gary Auman – Auman, Mahan & Furry

Attendees will be updated on what is happening within OSHA regarding new procedures and standards as well as the recent state activities to "backdoor" contractors by putting their own "spin" on the plain language in the standards and essentially "ambushing" contractors. Gary Auman will also emphasize what you may need to do beyond ensuring basic safety to protect yourself from citations and the need for litigation.


9:50 AM - 10:50 AM       Breakout Educational Sessions

Business Management Track of Education
Retaining Key Employees…Creating a Self-Motivating Work Environment - Thomas Hudgin - Wilmington Quality Associates
With Thomas you will discover why you cannot simply tell people to be motivated but you can create a work environment where people become self-motivated. He will explore why you cannot just tell people they did a lousy job when they fail, and he will help you identify ways to address an employee’s positive attributes with detailed examples making them more willing to improve on their own. Also, discover why money is not a good motivator in job performance but appreciation for good work, trust, respect, ability to share ideas openly, and opportunities to try new things are.

Sales & Marketing Track of Education
Going Barndo 2.0! - Stacee Lynn and Oliver Bell

The residential Barndominium market continues to expand in steel and post frame.  How do you help your customer understand the pros and cons of various costs, the present and or future value of their Barndo, and options to create future opportunity for things not built out immediately? First and foremost, it’s communication!  In addition to build costs, if you can help your clients - especially those outside of a subdivision – understand:

  • basic overall project costs for feasibility prior to discussing cost breakdown
  • infrastructure costs such as clearing, fencing, dirt work, septic, trenching, well work, etc.
  • the cost of materials
  • the cost to get “dried in” and
  • the finish out costs and options

This will help them determine the advantages/disadvantages of a Barndo vs. a conventional build. For clients looking for something different – a Barndo will often win the comparison contest.  You can help them arrive at the right decision, so that working with you becomes a positive experience for them.


Technical & Safety Track of Education
The Evolution of Drone Technology for Construction - Randall Warnas

Drones are becoming standard in a number of industrial verticals around the world, with architecture, engineering, and construction amongst those most benefiting from aerial data capture. This presentation will give anyone who has yet to add drones to their workflow the current landscape of what drones are out there, what they do, and what the deliverables look like for anyone building or inspecting structures. Dispel the mystery of drones by joining this session hosted by one of the most influential figures in the drone space.

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM                   Keynote and Membership Meeting

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM                        EXPO OPEN

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM                    Kyle Stumpenhorst Expo Floor Demo
High-Performance Post-Frame Structures with Minimal Extra Effort

With the increase in demand for post-frame homes, small changes to existing methods of construction can yield amazing results in energy efficiency and overall comfort inside of the home!  Kyle Stumpenhorst with RR Buildings will walk through some of his company’s construction wall assemblies and how they have been received by homeowners, as well as what products/methods he uses to achieve high performance while stressing how little extra effort it requires.  

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM                        Women in Post Frame Meet N' Greet

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM                     Plyco Reception

Thursday, March 7, 2024
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM                       
Registration Open
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM                       Breakfast

8:00 AM - 10:20 AM                     Educational Session

Social Style with Dr. Renee Covell
Sponsored by Everlast Roofing, Inc. and Hosted by the NFBA Women in Post Frame

Join us for an exciting look inward as we learn about the Social Style Model and how it can be a powerful tool for your everyday use!  Grounded in more than 60 years of research and applied use, SOCIAL STYLE is a behavioral model and learning & development experience that helps individuals, teams, and organizations communicate and collaborate with greater effectiveness. It teaches learners about behavior, human needs, and stressors. It teaches how people can be versatile communicators with others to achieve more together. Versatility is a predictor of success.  The first 50 attendees will receive a free self-assessment survey valued at $1500 to complete during the session.  This survey provides you with a powerful takeaway that you can use throughout your career.  


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM                       Breakout Educational Sessions

Business Management Track of Education
Leadership Landmines that Will Rock Your World - Randy Goruk
The mistakes leaders often make have an impact on company profitability. There are also several mistakes' leaders make that can lead to costly turnover, low morale, and a disengaged work force. Learning what these leadership landmines are and how to avoid them means leadership is done right the first time, without having a costly mess to clean up afterwards.

Attend this session and you will:

  • Have immediately implementable solutions for each leadership landmine introduced.
  • Learn areas to improve performance for greater employee engagement and improving morale.
  • Know how to create an active ongoing prioritized self - improvement plan.

Technical & Safety Track of Education
Designing with Knee Braces or Shear Walls and Braced Frames - Tim Royer
Designing post-frame buildings to resist lateral loads requires an understanding of load transfer through shear walls and roof diaphragms. An alternative method is to use the side wall post and roof truss connected with a knee brace to create a “stiff” frame to resist lateral loads. Both of these methods will be compared along with a few other design alternatives.  Several example building designs will be reviewed.

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM                     Breakout Educational Sessions

Business Management Track of Education
Striving for Excellence…The Key to Superior Customer Service - Thomas Hudgin - Wilmington Quality Associates

With Thomas attendees will discover how to be passionate about beating their competition by becoming the best in customer service. Discover how to take advantage of customer service generated opportunities, such as questions, complaints, and suggestions. Learn to identify what your customers value the most and how to fix problems two ways to create delighted customers.

Technical & Safety Track of Education
What Does a Great Safety Program Have?: Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them - Gary Auman – Auman, Mahan, & Furry

Gary Auman will take the audience on a guided tour of the MRCA Safety Manual Template. He will explain how to use the template to modify an existing safety program or to use it to "start from scratch." He will emphasize the resources the MRCA provides contractors to help them fine tune their program, emphasizing the Elite Contractor Safety Recognition Program. He will discuss some of the generic points that need to be covered in any safety program as well as how to use the template to identify other areas that may apply to your business. Finally, he will point out the errors he has seen contractors make over his 46 years of safety-related law and how to avoid them.

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM                   Breakout Educational Sessions

Business Management Track of Education
NFBA's Basic Principles of Post Frame Construction: What is it and How is it Supporting the International Relief Effort - Todd Meinhold, Dwayne Borkholder and Josh Nowlin 
NFBA has partnered with the University of Missouri Extension and Dr. Joe Zulovich to bring our members, and the entire post-frame industry, an online educational certification to familiarize employees with concepts and terminology relevant to post-frame. This curriculum can be used to train new crews and employees quickly and efficiently or it can be used to certify seasoned or more knowledgeable crew members. Learn about the new NFBA Curriculum and how is it being used to support international relief efforts.

Sales & Marketing Track of Education
Mind Blowing Leadership Tips for Explosive Growth - Randy Goruk
If you're looking for ways to elevate the effectiveness of your leadership and profitably grow your business, this high-energy and fast-paced presentation will provide you with the "what to do" and the "how to do it." Attend this presentation and receive thought provoking, proven and practical leadership tips that will make you an even better leader and help you profitably grow your business. When the session is over. Participants will immediately be able to implement leadership tips that will inspire and motivate their team, reinforce culture, and improve communication.

Technical & Safety Track of Education
What's in a Pre-Painted Metal Coating and It's Warranty? - Brad Shreve and David Hirte

Join Brad and David to learn about the components of paint and how they affect performance and warranty. They will cover the different components that make up coating and how each are used to result in different performance outcomes. Coating options and how they can help meet your project needs will also be presented. They will also discuss what is traditionally warrantable, including details on film integrity, color retention, and chalk resistance. Examples will be presented for each as well as what’s not covered by industry warranties, so you’ll be more prepared for your next building project.

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM                     Awards Luncheon (Ticketed Event)
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM                        EXPO OPEN
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM                       
Christians in Construction Reception
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM                      Expo Social

                                                               Foundation Auction Donation Form


Friday, March 8, 2024
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM                    
Registration Open
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM                     Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM                      EXPO OPEN
                                                          Screw-Driving Competition
                                                          Nail-Pounding Competition
                                                          Grand Prize Drawing

 

Program Changes and Cancellations:

NFBA reserves the right to substitute speakers or to cancel and reschedule events due to any unforeseen circumstances. If NFBA must cancel a show, registrants will receive a full credit or refund of their paid registration fee. No refunds will be made for lodging, airfare, or any related expenses.

Registration

Register Today!

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Registration Options:

Full Conference / Builder / Member: $120 / Person
Full Conference / Builder / Non-Member: $290 / Person

1 Day Conference / Builder / Member: $65 / Person
1 Day Conference / Builder / Non-Member: $90 / Person

Expo Floor Only / Builder: Free (At the door)

Non-Exhibiting Supplier / Member: $420 / Person
Non-Exhibiting Supplier / Non-Member: $930 / Person


Optional Events:

Awards Luncheon / Member: $55
Awards Luncheon / Non-Member: $65

 

 

Special Events

Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM                   Keynote and Membership Meeting

Keynote Speaker - Anne Beiler111523 Anne Beiler Aae Headshot

     Anne Beiler began twisting pretzels in 1987 to support her husband's vision of offering free counseling services in their community. What started as a single farmer's market stand grew into Auntie Anne's®, the world's largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise. 
     Anne's journey towards success began years before she rolled the first pretzel when she and her husband experienced any parent's worst nightmare – losing a child. This loss propelled Anne into years of darkness, depression, and despair, but out of her pain came purpose and the desire to persevere toward personal and professional success. 
     Anne is among an elite group of women who have founded national companies in America and is among an even smaller group that has owned an international franchise company. She was named one of America's 500 Women Entrepreneurs by Working Women and Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. Magazine. Many television shows have featured Anne's Entrepreneurial insights and personal story, including ABC's Hit Series Secret Millionaire, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, ANDERSON, and Food Court Wars. Her story is highlighted in numerous publications, including Huffington Post, Fortune Magazine, Inc Magazine, Guidepost, and Nation's Restaurant News. Anne also received honorary doctorates from Eastern College and Elizabethtown College. 
     Anne sold Auntie Anne's® in 2005 and authored Twist of Faith, a revealing look inside her life and business. She followed up that book with, The Secret Lies Within, which provides an inside-out look at trauma and how to overcome it through sharing your story. In 2022 she released a leadership book called Overcome and Lead.
     Today, Anne speaks to audiences worldwide, inspiring people with her authentic stories and life experiences. Her mission is to help women overcome the pain, blame, and shame of their past by sharing their stories
so they can lead with purpose. 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM                        Women in Post Frame Meet N' Greet

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM                      Plyco Reception

Thursday, March 7th, 2024

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM                      Awards Luncheon (Ticketed Event)

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM                        Christians in Construction Reception

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM                      Expo Social and Foundation Auction
                                                     Foundation Auction Donation Form

                                                            View Auction Items Here!

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Friday, March 8th, 2024

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM                     Screw-Driving Competition
                                                              Nail-Pounding Competition

 

Exhibitors

Exhibiting at the Frame Building Expo gives your company access to more than 1,000 post-frame professionals who attend to find new products, learn best practices, and network with colleagues. Review the floor plan for available booth space, submit your application, and review the exhibitor prospectus for additional information regarding the attendees that attend NFBA. We also have a large variety of Sponsorship opportunities available to current exhibitors.

OVER 90% of the 2024 Expo floor plan is already reserved!

NOW is your opportunity to choose the best booth location still available. We expect the 2024 Expo to be a sell-out, so don’t delay—send in your exhibit application today!

More than 100 companies have already reserved exhibit space!

NFBA 2024 Preliminary Floor Plan (PDF Floor Plan)

NFBA 2024 Application (PDF Application)

Exhibitor Prospectus

Purchase Lead Retrieval

If we can be of any assistance, just let us know.  We look forward to working with you and hope to see you this March in Des Moines, IA

Questions? 
Contact NFBA Exhibition Management at NFBA@heiexpo.com or call Patrick Filippelli at 630.929.7960.

Booth Personnel Registration

Every 100 Sq. Ft. of exhibit space includes 4 booth personnel. The cost will be $50 for each additional person.
*EXAMPLE: A 10x20 space would be allowed 8 personnel

Click Here to Register Booth Personnel

Sponsorship Form

2024 NFBA Sponsorship Order Form - Online

2024 NFBA Sponsorship Form

2024 Exhibitor Kit

Parking Information
Parking Map
Exhibitor trailers will need to park on the North side of lot #2 at Principal Park.

Parking

Personal vehicles (attendees or exhibitors) can park in the Iowa Events Center far North parking lot accessible off 5th St based on availability. Parking is $12/parking stall per day. No overnight parking allowed.

Each Booth Includes:

  • 8’ BLACKBEIGE BEIGE BLACK back drape
  • 3’BLACK side drape
  • A standard 7”x44” booth ID sign

A Few Important Things to Note

  • The exhibit hall aisles will be carpeted in Charcoal.  
  •  Your booth space is not carpeted. We strongly encourage you to purchase carpet or bring your own flooring for a few reasons: 
  1. Defines your booth space, comfort on your feet and aesthetic purposes of the event.
  2. Comfort on your feet
  3. Aesthetically pleasing and inviting for attendees
  • Your booth is a shell (pipe, drape, and ID sign), so it does NOT come with a table or chairs.  For ease, a discounted booth package with carpet is offered on our online site.

To Order Online and Obtain Show Information:

  • Show Code: NFBA24DSM

*The passcode is case-sensitive.

*Any freight handling, labor, or Signage orders will still need to be faxed to the number at the bottom of our order form along with our payment authorization form. A payment authorization form will not need to be faxed in, if you select the box saying “please check this box for C-1 to utilize this card for your show site charges for such items as material handling, additional furnishings, labor, shipping, etc…” on the credit card information screen found on our online ordering website. This will authorize your payment information to stay on file for the remainder of the show.

Some Important Logistical Information:

  • Online Ordering will be open on January 3, 2024.  You can still order before this date if you contact miked@c1tradeshowservices.com.
  • The deadline for “Early Bird Pricing” is February 2, 2024.   Please complete your online order before this date to save yourself some money with the Discount Code NFBA24DSM20% at check-out.  If you order after this date, please enter the Discount Code NFBA24DSM10% and still be able to save some money.  
  • The Iowa Events Center handles Electrical, Internet, and Audio Visual services.  All ordering information, links, emails and contact information are contained in our event portal so that you can contact those providers directly and with your order.
  • C-1 can provide custom furniture via Cort Events.  Please email me with the items that you are interested in so that I can confirm availability and pricing which changes based on the show location.
  • If you have any rigging needs, please contact Jennifer Rutolo at (941) 371-4523 or jenr@c1tradeshowservice.com
  • Exhibitor Move-In is on Wednesday, March 6 between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM.  C-1 will accept shipments at the show site between those times and by appointment on Tuesday, March 5.  NO advance shipments will be accepted at the convention center prior to these dates.
  1. If you choose to move yourself in, you can do so on Tuesday, March 5 between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM and Wednesday, March 6 between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM using the designated self-unloading area, which is Hall A.  You can use your own hand carts or dollies.  The use of C-1 equipment or any other heavy equipment (pallet jacks/fork lifts) or moving in outside of those times is strictly prohibited.   Anyone that requires the use of the loading dock, will be required to utilize the services of C-1 to unload and take your items to your booth.
  2. For those delivering to show site, please contact Jennifer Rutolo at (941) 371-4523 or jenr@c1tradeshowservice.com.  We need to understand your unloading needs (i.e. flatbed, 10 k or 15 k fork lift, 40 k fork lift etc…).  We will take appointments by size and location in the exhibit hall starting Tuesday, March 5 into Wednesday, March 6.  We are asking that anyone with heavy or unusual equipment complete our Heavy Freight Questionnaire.  We can then assess the equipment needed to move you in and give you an estimated charge based on the labor, time and equipment needed.
  3. If you are exhibiting with a vehicle and/or trailer, a mobile spotting fee and special fees will apply.   Any freight that is transported into the exhibit hall inside of your vehicle/trailer will be weighed and material handling charges will be added to the spotting fee.
  4. When using C-1 assistance, please make sure you have proper weight tickets (both empty and full) to avoid any reweigh or special handling charges.
  • C-1 always recommends shipping freight directly to the advance warehouse. Our warehouse will receive shipments between January 29 and March 1.   A 25% late fee will be added to shipments received after February 28.  NO shipments will be accepted at the warehouse after March 1
  • For those exhibitors that produce heavy trash or metal scraps throughout the day, there will be trash removal fees that apply per day.
  • Exhibitor Move-Out is after the close of the event on Friday, March 7 from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM. We will have on-site reps from both C-1 and TForce Freight (the Official Show Carrier) to assist you with any of your shipping needs. Exhibitors using carriers other than TForce Freight should notify their drivers to check-in to our service center no later than 3:00 PM on this move-out day.   Any freight left on the floor without a Bill of Lading and/or not accounted for (i.e. no driver checked in by 3:00 PM) will be rerouted on TForce Freight.
  • FedEx and UPS Ground/Overnight typically do not pick up after their normal pick/up and/or drop-off times at convention centers so please make the proper arrangements to ship with another carrier or drop off at the closest location.

Click Here to Download the NFBA Expo Free Contractor Pass

Exhibitors are welcome and encouraged to download and use any of the below promotional graphics when sending correspondence regarding the NFBA Conference & Expo,

 

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Some NFBA exhibitors have been receiving communications from companies soliciting the NFBA attendee list. Please note that these companies are posing as official representatives of the NFBA Frame Building Expo to sell unofficial attendee data lists. These companies are unrelenting and are known to constantly change their company and domain names, but they have no affiliation with the NFBA, and we cannot recommend purchasing a list through them. Exhibitors are advised to beware of anyone soliciting on behalf of the NFBA. Please contact us at  NFBA@heiexpo.com with questions