The 2016 version of NRLA’s Lumber and Building Material Expo was held February 10-12 for the first time in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center. This year marked NELMA’s 35th year of participation in the show, one of the longest-running exhibitors with the event.
Billed as the largest gathering of the lumber retail industry in the northeast, NELMA utilized its See the Stamp, Trust the Quality graphics for the 10’x10’ exhibit. The featured publication at the exhibit was the Association’s hot-off-the-press 2016-2017 Buyers Guide+Membership Directory, the most recent information available on lumber manufacturers, wholesalers, equipment suppliers, and industry services that are members of NELMA. Retailer attendees snapped up all available copies of the Directory before the 3-day event concluded!
“This is a must venue for the Association’s presence before our region’s lumber and building material retailers”, stated Jeff Easterling, NELMA President. “This year’s event was timely to discuss the start of our new Retailer Outreach Program and the connection with this important customer group we want to take to a higher level.”