NTA Newsletter Q3 2013

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NTA to Attend the First Annual Design and Construction Week

You’ve no doubt heard of the International Builder’s Show (IBS) and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). But have you ever heard of Design & Construction Week? Probably not. That’s because it’s brand-new in 2014! It’s the result of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) agreeing to hold their respective events, IBS and KBIS, simultaneously at the same location.

The first annual Design & Construction Week will be held Feb. 4–6, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. While the two shows will remain in separate halls and provide distinct educational programming and special events, the mega-event promises to be the largest residential construction exposition in the nation in 2014. All registrants will have access to the exhibits of both IBS and KBIS as well as the exhibits of a third show, the International Window Coverings Expo.

“This new format allows exhibitors to reach a full range of design and construction professionals who buy, specify and influence the products that go into American homes,” says NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. “For attendees, it means access to two expansive trade show floors and hundreds of additional suppliers to meet.”

John Morgan, NKBA 2013 president, describes it as “Two shows, two associations, and one place to see and connect with every aspect of residential construction and remodeling.” Morgan is president of Morgan Pinnacle, a manufacturer’s representative for cabinetry and technology brands. “We couldn’t be more excited to deliver this special event for the industry.”

NTA will be in attendance as an exhibitor. Be sure to come visit us at booth S1425!

“IBS is an excellent opportunity for NTA to distribute information and solidify confidence in our services, which are invaluable to manufacturers looking to get their building products to market faster,” says Dale Arter, NTA Director of Product Certification and Testing.

“With attendance expected to reach 75,000 and exhibiting companies to top 1,500, the networking opportunities for NTA are going to be extraordinary,” says David Tompos, NTA President and CEO.

Not surprisingly, more than a dozen trade associations and industry groups have signed on as supporting organizations for the show. Supporting organization members will enjoy discounted registration for the event, while the groups’ leaders will be invited to participate in the IBS roundtable to discuss trends in the U.S. housing market and exchange ideas with other industry notables. Supporting organizations announced so far include:

  • Accessible Home Improvement of America (AHIA)
  • Air Conditioning Contractors of America (AC-CA)
  • American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
  • American Supply Association (ASA)
  • Association of Closet and Storage Professionals (ACSP)
  • Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA)
  • CTIA –The Wireless Association (CTIA)
  • International Code Council (ICC)
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
  • National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA)
  • National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association(NLBMDA)
  • National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
  • National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA)
  • North American Building Material Distribution Association(NBMDA)
  • The Presidents Council, Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA)
  • Wood Products Manufacturers Association (WP-MA)

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