55th Annual NFBA Building Expo 2023

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DATE: February 22-24, 2023

Kentucky International Convention Center

221 S. 4th Street
Louisville, KY

The annual NFBA Frame Building Expo is the premier event for post-frame professionals. At the Frame Building Expo, everything you need to build your post-frame business is assembled under one roof. From an expansive list of exhibitors ready to demonstrate the newest innovations to educational sessions led by deeply invested presenters and industry leaders, you can expect to make all of the connections necessary to make smarter business decisions, grow your bottom line and enhance credibility for your business.

Join us at the Kentucky International Convention Center, February 22-24, 2023, for the 2023 Frame Building Expo. 

 

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HOTEL INFO:

Hyatt Regency Louisville320 West Jefferson StreetLouisville, KY 40202

**The Hyatt hotel is sold out on the evening of Thursday, February 23rd**

Room Rate: $199.00 Single, $229.00 Double, $254.00 Triple, $279.00 QuadReservation Link: CLICK HERECut-Off Date: January 31, 2023

 

Louisville Marriott Downtown280 W Jefferson StLouisville, KY 40202

**The Marriott hotel is sold out on the evening of Wednesday, February 22nd.**

Room Rate: $219.00
Reservation Link: CLICK HERECut-Off Date: January 31, 2023

 


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

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    NFBA EC Meeting (Closed)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM    NFBA Board Meeting (Closed)
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Registration

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    VIP Reception (Invitation Only)

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

  Business Management Track of Education Sales & Marketing Track of Education Technical & Safety Track of Education Hands-On Training & EXPO Floor
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration
       
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast
       
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakout Sessions
Marvin Montgomery
Diversity & Inclusion
Dan Edelman, PMP - ROCKWOOL

Building High Performance within a Budget

Gary Auman - Auman, Mahan & Furry
A Compliant Heat Illness Program Now and for the Future
 
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
BREAK
8:40 AM - 9:40 AM
Breakout Sessions
Larry Oxenham - American Society for Asset Protection
Don't Kill Your Golden Goose: How Frame Builders Can Protect Their Business
Dave Navrat - First Federal Bank of Kansas
Tips for Builders to Help Their Customers Find Financing Solutions
Tim Royer - Timber Tech Engineering, Inc.
Code Compliant Post-Frame Building Design and Construction
 
9:40 AM - 9:50 AM
BREAK
9:50 AM - 10:50 AM
Breakout Sessions
Dyanne Ross-Hanson - Exit Planning Strategies, LLC
Key Employee Incentive/Retention Plans: Why Now is More Important Than Ever
Marvin Montgomery -
Making Your Message Memorable
Randall Warnas - Enterprise UAS
Drones in Construction – Using Drones to Build & Inspect
 
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
BREAK
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Keynote and
Membership Meeting
       
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
EXPO OPEN
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM       3M Fall Protection Drop Demonstration
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
NFBA T&R Meeting (Closed)
       
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM       T&R Committee
3-Hour Firewall Presentation
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM       Morgan Arwood
NFBA Membership Benefits
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM       Prize Drawing in Hall
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Plyco Reception 
       

 

Thursday, February 23, 2023

  Business Management Track of Education Sales & Marketing Track of Education Technical & Safety Track of Education Hands-On Training & EXPO Floor
6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration
       
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast
       
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakout Sessions
Stephane McShane - Maxim Consulting
Managing the Lifeblood of Cashflow
Marvin Montgomery
Selling Value not Price
Gary Auman - Auman, Mahan & Furry
Let's Take a Hard Look at YOUR Safety Compliance
 
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
BREAK
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
Breakout Sessions
Stephane McShane - Maxim Consulting
Enabling Success: Creating Alignment Between Field & Office
Stacee Lynn - Our Barndaminium Life
Expand Your Business by Breaking Into the Barndominium Market
Bill Bolduc - Truss But Verify  
10:10 AM - 10:20 AM
BREAK
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Breakout Sessions
Stephane McShane - Maxim Consulting
Creating Opportunites & Pathways into Construction
Jeff Rose with Feathr - Presentation on Digital Advertising: What, Where, How?  Josh Nowlin - Suburban Buildings
NFBA's New Curriculum: Basic Principles of Post-Frame Construction
 
11:20 AM - 11:45 AM
BREAK
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Awards Luncheon
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
EXPO OPEN
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Heartland Chapter Meeting - TBC
       
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM       Kyle Stumpenhorst
         
         
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM       Prize Drawing in Hall
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Christians in Construction
Reception
       
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Expo Social
       

 

Friday, February 24, 2023

  Business Management Track of Education Sales & Marketing Track of Education Technical & Safety Track of Education Hands-On Training & EXPO Floor
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Registration
       
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM  
Continental Breakfast
       

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM               
Small Builder Breakfast
(<$1 million) - By Invitation

Room M115

       
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
EXPO OPEN
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM     Screw-Driving Competition  
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM     Nail-Pounding Competition  
12:00 PM     Grand Prize Drawing  

Registration

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HOTEL INFO:

Hyatt Regency Louisville320 West Jefferson StreetLouisville, KY 40202
**The Hyatt hotel is sold out on the evening of Thursday, February 23rd**

Room Rate: $199.00 Single, $229.00 Double, $254.00 Triple, $279.00 QuadReservation Link: Click HERECut-Off Date: January 31, 2023

 

Louisville Marriott Downtown280 W Jefferson StLouisville, KY 40202

**The Marriott hotel is sold out on the evening of Wednesday, February 22nd.**

Room Rate: $219.00
Reservation Link: Click HERECut-Off Date: January 31, 2023

 

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Special Events

NFBA Foundation Silent Auction

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Keynote Speaker

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Reset & Recharge – Discover Mindset & Productivity Habits That Reduce Stress, Burnout & Negativity, So You Can Enjoy Your Work & Life Again Betsy Allen-Manning - MOTIV8U Enterprises
People are experiencing extreme levels of overwhelm, change fatigue & negativity in the workplace, which leads to conflict, low morale, low productivity, & added stress. It’s time to push the RESET button & RECHARGE your energy so you’re able to function at optimal performance, and truly enjoy your life and work again. In this highly interactive presentation, Betsy shares strategies for staying 

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.

Booth Personnel

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(Or call (800) 557-6957 and ask for Jack to help register your booth personnel)


Booth Application

Online Exhibit Space Application

2023 Booth Application PDF

Sponsorship Form

 

2023 NFBA Sponsorship Form PDF

 

Other Resources

NFBA 2023 Exhibitor Service Manual Show Code:  NFBA23SDF

Online Ordering will be open on December 19, 2022

Review the current 2023 exhibitor list and floor plan here 

 

Exhibits Schedule

C-1 Move-In: 

                  Mark Floor/Unload      Sunday, February 19th         7 am – 5 pm
                  Set-up                         Sunday, February 19th         7 am – 5 pm
                                                     Monday, February 20th         7 am – 5 pm

Warehouse Freight:           Monday, February 20th         8 am

Exhibitor Move-In:

                  Large only                 Monday, February 20th         8 am – 5 pm
                  Appt. only                  Tuesday, February 21st         8 am – 5 pm
                  Normal                      Wednesday, February 22nd   8 am – 11:30 am

Show Hours:                
                Wednesday, February 22nd   12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
                Thursday, February 23rd        1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
                Friday, February 24th             8:30 am – 12:30 pm                                                                                     

Exhibitor Teardown:             
                Friday, February 24th            12:30 pm – 4 pm

C-1 Exhibits Out By:             
                Friday, February 24th                     10 pm

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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

Handouts/Presentations

Wednesday, February 22nd

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Breakout Sessions

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (ROOMS M100-M103)
Eight Best Practices for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Marvin Montgomery – The Sales Doctor
The need to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts has long been clear, but the COVID-19 pandemic made it even more apparent — and urgent. Fully embracing DEI at your organization means doing more than just hiring people from a variety of backgrounds. A comprehensive commitment to DEI spans every part of the employee lifecycle. From attracting talent all the way through to succession planning, opportunities exist for companies to think bigger and better about DEI — and to make a true impact on their employees.                

SALES AND MARKETING (ROOMS M104-M107)
Building High Performance within a Budget
Dan Edelman, PMP -
ROCKWOOL
During this presentation, Dan will be discussing different high-performance options that you can include in your next build.  From sub-slab to the top of the roof, he will go over different insulation and air-sealing strategies and how it works with post-frame construction.  He will discuss everything from the design stage to the build stage of the structure and how building higher performance can fit into any budget.

SAFETY AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE (ROOMS M108-M111)
A Compliant Heat Illness Program Now and for the Future
Gary Auman - Auman, Mahan & Furry
The speaker will provide attendees with a complete and detailed list of the components of a compliant heat illness prevention program under the current General Duty Clause enforcement criteria. The speaker will also update attendees on the status of the specific standard OSHA is currently promulgating for heat illness prevention. If no standard has yet been promulgated, the speaker will provide information to attendees about the different types of heat illness prevention programs which may occur.

8:40 AM - 9:40 AM Breakout Sessions

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (ROOMS M100-M103)
Don't Kill Your Golden Goose: How Frame Builders Can Protect Their Business
Larry Oxenham - American Society for Asset Protection
Is your financial house in order? Discover the tools you can use to become invincible to lawsuits, save thousands in taxes, and achieve financial peace of mind. By the end of the presentation, you will know how to:

  • Protect 100% of your assets from lawsuits. You will learn how to make yourself so unattractive to a plaintiff attorney that they will never pursue a lawsuit against you.
  • Save thousands of dollars each year in taxes. You will learn five tax reduction strategies most people fail to utilize, which could save you more than $10,000 each year in taxes.
  • Avoid probate and eliminate all estate taxes. You will be taken through a checklist of items that are important to every estate and business succession plan. You will learn what you should be doing now to prepare for successful business and estate succession. " It takes a lifetime to accumulate your assets. Take the time to protect them."

SALES AND MARKETING (ROOMS M104-M107)
Tips for Builders to Help Their Customers Find Financing Solutions
Dave Navrat - First Federal Bank of Kansas
Dave will address financing options for a primary or secondary residence in the 48 continental United States. Financing may also be available for building an out-building(s) on a residential property. This presentation and discussion will include:

Construction Loan: Down Payment, Closing Costs, Equity, and Out-Of-Pocket Costs
Permanent Loan: Can Customers get a Fixed-Rate and the same Financing Terms as Someone Buying a Typical Stick-Built Home?
Project Permissions and Requirements

 

SAFETY AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE (ROOMS M108-M111)
Code Compliant Post-Frame Building Design and Construction
Tim Royer - Timber Tech Engineering, Inc.
Review of recent building code changes that effect post-frame building design and construction, including the referenced standards that describe the design procedures for post-frame buildings for commercial (IBC) and residential (IRC).  Several design examples will be presented (warehouse/store, church, and barndominium).

9:50 AM -10:50 AM Breakout Sessions

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (ROOMS M100-M103)
Key Employee Incentive/Retention Plans: Why Now is More Important Than Ever
Dyanne Ross-Hanson - Exit Planning Strategies, LLC
As organizations clamor for a shrinking talent pool, competitive compensation plans, designed for key personnel, are more important than ever before. With Dyanne, participants will:
Review Industry Trends in the Selective Benefit Area
Learn the Types of Incentive/Retention Plans Available
Elicit an "Owner Mentality" vs. "Entitlement" with Proper Plan Design
Understand "Must Have" Design Variables
Recognize "Cash" vs. "Stock" Based Plans - Characteristics and Conditions
Recognize How Key Employee Incentive/Retention Plans Integrate with Ownership Transition Planning   

 

SALES AND MARKETING (ROOMS M104-M107)
Making Your Message Memorable      
Marvin Montgomery – The Sales Doctor

People may forget what you said. They may forget what you did but they never forget how you made them feel. You only have seconds to begin reversing the negative stigma that a potential customer has about you which means the initial approach that you use is crucial.

Marvin will provide the participants with the fundamental skills needed to:

  • Become A Trusted Advisor and create a memorable experience.
  • Learn the art of asking questions and actively listening.
  • Develop Long Term Customer Relationships that will repeat, refer, and request you.
  • Maximize Repeat, Referrals, Requests and Reviews.

SAFETY AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE (ROOMS M108-M111)
Drones in Construction – Using Drones to Build & Inspect
Randall Warnas - Enterprise UAS
Randall has been working with industrial users of drone technology since 2014.  He has spent that time at some of the most influential drone companies, and in doing so, has unique insights into how drones are reshaping the way we work in construction.  Randall will share the best practices, ROI, mission types and what drone technology is best serving Electric Aircraft Concept (EAC) users.

Keynote Presentation 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION (BALLROOM AB)
Reset & Recharge – Discover Mindset & Productivity Habits That Reduce Stress, Burnout & Negativity, So You Can Enjoy Your Work & Life Again Betsy Allen-Manning - MOTIV8U Enterprises
People are experiencing extreme levels of overwhelm, change fatigue & negativity in the workplace, which leads to conflict, low morale, low productivity, & added stress. It’s time to push the RESET button & RECHARGE your energy so you’re able to function at optimal performance, and truly enjoy your life and work again. In this highly interactive presentation, Betsy shares strategies for staying mentally strong, being productive without burnout, & how to keep a positive attitude no matter what challenges or changes you’re facing!

Thursday, February 23rd

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakout Sessions

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (ROOMS M100-M103)
Managing the Lifeblood of Cashflow
Stephane McShane - Maxim Consulting
Cash flow is one of the most important issues facing contractors today. As the market continues to stay strong, companies are faced with starting new projects, hiring staff, and investing in assets to support the business.  More companies go bankrupt due to cash flow issues than due to profitability.  Many things can and should be done to improve cash management practices.  We will explore a range of tools and techniques, from simple to complex, that allow firms to manage and control cash flow.  Examples include contractual negotiation strategies, pricing and bidding practices, development of cost and resource-loaded schedules that tie to billing activities in the schedule of values, use of 12-week cash flow forecasts, project closeout procedures, and managing the billings and collection cycle.  An interactive cash flow simulation provides ands- on experience that enhances the learning outcomes.

SALES AND MARKETING (ROOMS M104-M107)
Selling Value not Price
Marvin Montgomery – The Sales Doctor

We will focus on Professional Selling Techniques that will enable participants to become more effective at selling the value of their services instead of discounting the price. A combination of Preparation and Practice will be utilized to ensure maximum learning and retention so that the transition is made to selling value and not price. Each participant will receive training materials for review and follow-up. A Personal Action Plan will be completed after the training that should be shared with their manager to hold participants accountable. 

SAFETY AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE (ROOMS M108-M111)
Let's Take a Hard Look at YOUR Safety Compliance
Gary Auman - Auman, Mahan & Furry
The speaker will provide real-life examples taken from both construction, manufacturing, and distribution safety award applications from the NFBA and other trade association safety recognition award applications. The speaker will relate that information to the post-frame industry to help attendees understand why the safety program they currently have in place either will or will not help prevent injuries and/or provide information necessary to survive an OSHA compliance inspection.

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM Breakout Sessions

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (ROOMS M100-M103)
Enabling Success: Creating Alignment Between Field & Office
Stephane McShane - Maxim Consulting
For construction firms to thrive, synergy, teamwork and trust must between office and the field.  The proper deployment of defined processes and tools will facilitate this critical alignment.  This collaboration must begin before mobilization and continue through project closeout.  During this session, we will discuss the workflow that must exist in order to mitigate risk and maximize productivity.  During this session, we will discuss why the processes of preconstruction planning short interval planning, production tracking, daily project reports, exit strategy, and lessons learned are critical to the organization.  We will also discuss what the benefits are for each member of the team, and how these processes can be properly implemented.

SALES AND MARKETING (ROOMS M104-M107)
Expand Your Business by Breaking Into the Barndominium Market 
Stacee Lynn - Our Barndaminium Life
Here today, here tomorrow is everyone's dream for long term business success. To achieve this goal, you must be superb and passionate in beating your competition and becoming the best in customer service. This is critical not only to survive in today's challenging economy but to be on top. This presentation describes effective techniques in developing a superior customer service image at little or no cost. Topics include five ground rules for a superior customer service team, ways to exceed customer expectations, fixing problems two ways, asking for constant feedback from customers, determining what your customers value most, getting rid of your telephone menu system, figuring out why customers go to your competition.

SAFETY AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE (ROOMS M108-M111)
Truss, But Verify - Confirm the Quality of MPC Wood Trusses in a Post-Frame Building
Bill Bolduc, PE, SE - Xpert Structural Engineering
The integrity of your Post-Frame Building requires that the Metal Plate Connected (MPC) Wood Trusses are as strong as intended. This is important to support the heavy snow loads or high winds that can occasionally occur.  MPC Wood Trusses perform very well, when properly engineered, built, installed, braced, and maintained.   By verifying each step, you can maximize the useful life of your Post-Frame Building.

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM Breakout Sessions

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (ROOMS M100-M103)
Creating Opportunities & Pathways into Construction
Stephane McShane - Maxim Consulting
For so many kids, unless they have a relative or close friend in the electrical construction industry few will take advantage of the tremendous opportunities available.  Creating a network and donating time and resources to key organizations can help expand your influence into the future workforce.


SALES AND MARKETING (ROOMS M104-M107)
Presentation on Digital Advertising: What, Where, How?
Jeff Rose with Feathr
We will focus on Professional Selling Techniques that will enable participants to become more effective at selling the value of their services instead of discounting the price. A combination of Preparation and Practice will be utilized to ensure maximum learning and retention so that the transition is made to selling value and not price. Each participant will receive training materials for review and follow-up. A Personal Action Plan will be completed after the training that should be shared with their manager to hold participants accountable. 

SAFETY AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE (ROOMS M108-M111)
NFBA's New Curriculum: Basic Principles of Post-Frame Construction
Josh Nowlin - Suburban Buildings
Discover the new post-frame specific training that NFBA is now offering! Geared toward your crews, this education is a great way to quickly and effectively get your new and even experienced team members to achieve their greatest potential. Join us for this exciting session lead by Josh Nowlin of Suburban Building and Chair of the NFBA Membership Committee! 

 




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