NRLA LBM Expo Offers Demonstrations, Education, Exhibitors And Comedy

Jan/Feb Issue

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Providence, RI– The Rhode Island Convention Center recently welcomed attendees to the 128th LBM Expo. The event is marketed as the lumber and building materials industry’s largest regional tradeshow, sponsored by the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association, (NRLA), which was established in 1894.

The two-day event featured guest speakers, educational demo zones and entertainment by renowned comedien Howie Mandel.

Tim Costello, with Builder Homesite Inc. and New Home Technologies LLC, was the opening session speaker. He was followed by The Modern Craftsman, featuring three businessmen who found their footing by heavily marketing through social media. 

Demo Zone speakers were: Gary Striegler, of Craftsman Builders Inc.; Tony Blue, of Squared Away Contracting; and Myron Ferguson, of Ferguson Drywall Innov. Inc. Topics covered in the Demo Zone ranged from trim details to how to avoid structural mistakes to stand-out staircases and more.

The NRLA is headquartered in Rensselaer, NY.

Learn more at www.nrla.org

Chris Staub, Boise Cascade Company, Boise, ID; Brett Churco and Jeff Bryce, Boise Cascade Company, Westfield, MA; Jay Kilban, Boise Cascade Company, Greenland, NH; and Steve Wojcik and John MacLeod, Boise Cascade Company, Westfield, MA
Chris Staub, Boise Cascade Company, Boise, ID; Brett Churco and Jeff Bryce, Boise Cascade Company, Westfield, MA; Jay Kilban, Boise Cascade Company, Greenland, NH; and Steve Wojcik and John MacLeod, Boise Cascade Company, Westfield, MA
Ted Cooper, Alexandria Moulding North East, Mansfield, MA; John Fijalkowski, Robert Alexander and Rick Pierson, U.S. Lumber Group LLC, Mansfield, MA
Ted Cooper, Alexandria Moulding North East, Mansfield, MA; John Fijalkowski, Robert Alexander and Rick Pierson, U.S. Lumber Group LLC, Mansfield, MA
Tim Brand, Warren Trask Company, Lakeville, MA; Teka Toy, Marine Home Center, Nantucket, MA; Reg Underwood, Warren Trask Company; Caleb Parys, Marine Home Center; and Mike Miller, Warren Trask Company
Tim Brand, Warren Trask Company, Lakeville, MA; Teka Toy, Marine Home Center, Nantucket, MA; Reg Underwood, Warren Trask Company; Caleb Parys, Marine Home Center; and Mike Miller, Warren Trask Company
Gearoid Hogan, Combilift USA, Greensboro, NC; Brenden Flagg, Alta Material Handling, Wilmington, MA; and John Prigmore, Atlas Shingles/Coastal Forest Products, Providence, RI
Gearoid Hogan, Combilift USA, Greensboro, NC; Brenden Flagg, Alta Material Handling, Wilmington, MA; and John Prigmore, Atlas Shingles/Coastal Forest Products, Providence, RI
Scott Green, Cindy McCarville and Simon Sikora, DMSi  Software, Omaha, NE
Scott Green, Cindy McCarville and Simon Sikora, DMSi Software, Omaha, NE
John Junod, Kevin Brockmyre, Mark Przypek and Steve Jankins, Hood Distribution, Ayer, MA
John Junod, Kevin Brockmyre, Mark Przypek and Steve Jankins, Hood Distribution, Ayer, MA
Max Fatello, Marketing & Sales Associates, Hampton, NH; Kayla Franciamone and Silas Betz, Marketing & Sales Associates, Pottstown, PA; and Tom Howley and Genn Howley, GNH Lumber Inc., Greenville, NY
Max Fatello, Marketing & Sales Associates, Hampton, NH; Kayla Franciamone and Silas Betz, Marketing & Sales Associates, Pottstown, PA; and Tom Howley and Genn Howley, GNH Lumber Inc., Greenville, NY
Steve Wilson, Kayu International Inc., Molalla, OR; Chelsea Brown, Patrick Lumber Company, Portland, OR; Robin Wilson, Kayu International Inc.; and Alyson McLaughlin and Michael McLaughlin, Flagship Forest Products Inc., Stoughton, MA
Steve Wilson, Kayu International Inc., Molalla, OR; Chelsea Brown, Patrick Lumber Company, Portland, OR; Robin Wilson, Kayu International Inc.; and Alyson McLaughlin and Michael McLaughlin, Flagship Forest Products Inc., Stoughton, MA
Jeff Evans, Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance (PLMI), Scranton, PA; Michael Conlin, PLMI, Hampton, NH; and Bob Lemieux, PLMI, Albany, NY
Jeff Evans, Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance (PLMI), Scranton, PA; Michael Conlin, PLMI, Hampton, NH; and Bob Lemieux, PLMI, Albany, NY
Paul Mackie, Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, Vancouver, BC; and Chelsea Brown, Patrick Lumber Company, Portland, OR
Paul Mackie, Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, Vancouver, BC; and Chelsea Brown, Patrick Lumber Company, Portland, OR
Dan Cizek and Pete Alexander, Holden Humphrey Company, Chicopee, MA; and Aron Kurlander, Capital Forest Products, Hingham, MA
Dan Cizek and Pete Alexander, Holden Humphrey Company, Chicopee, MA; and Aron Kurlander, Capital Forest Products, Hingham, MA
Tyler Asbill, Arauco North America Inc., Raleigh, NC; and Dave Patch, Arauco North America Inc., Atlanta, GA
Tyler Asbill, Arauco North America Inc., Raleigh, NC; and Dave Patch, Arauco North America Inc., Atlanta, GA
Gil Adams, Jack Curry and John Burns, Warren Trask Company, Lakeville, MA
Gil Adams, Jack Curry and John Burns, Warren Trask Company, Lakeville, MA
James Gigliotti, Hancock Lumber Company, Casco, ME; and Zach Miller, The Softwood Forest Products Buyer, Memphis, TN
James Gigliotti, Hancock Lumber Company, Casco, ME; and Zach Miller, The Softwood Forest Products Buyer, Memphis, TN
Alyson McLaughlin, Flagship Forest Products Inc., Stoughton, MA; Bill Asselta and Steve Burrell, Woodgrain, Nampa, ID; and Rich Fontaine, Huttig Building Products, Taunton, MA
Alyson McLaughlin, Flagship Forest Products Inc., Stoughton, MA; Bill Asselta and Steve Burrell, Woodgrain, Nampa, ID; and Rich Fontaine, Huttig Building Products, Taunton, MA

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