The Mirage in Las Vegas hosted this year’s Traders Market, October 26-28, sponsored by the North American Wholesale Lumber Association (NAWLA). More than 1,600 representatives of this important lumber customer group attended the Market from throughout the U.S. and Canada, with about 240 exhibitors filling the Convention Hall at the hotel.
NELMA continued its long-term presence at this annual event, utilizing the Association’s See the Stamp, Trust the Quality 8’x10’ exhibit. Jeff Easterling, NELMA’s President, staffed the booth during the two days the show floor was open to NAWLA visitors. The reference materials available for attendees included the all-inclusive NELMA “Map”, the 2016-17 Buyers Guide + Membership Directory, and the two Eastern White Pine mainstay items, the Grade Swatch and the Pattern Booklet.
“Our presence at the Traders Market is important for a couple of reasons, chiefly to provide important sales and marketing tools regarding northeastern softwoods to lumber wholesalers, in addition to representing all Association members before this vital customer group,” reported Jeff. “This is THE place to be if you want to be visible to wholesalers.”
The 2017 Traders Market is scheduled for November 8-10 in Chicago, Illinois.