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Product suppliers who are beginning to see bright spots as the home building industry continues to bounce along the bottom have decided to return to the International Builders’ Show when it opens in February at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
By mid-October, more than 100 companies either new to the show or returning after an absence of more than two years had purchased booths for the trade show floor, which will be open Feb. 8-11.
NAHB Convention and Meetings Chair Lynne Pratt said she is encouraged by the strong showing, but not surprised.
“The show is going to be great this year,” she said. “I think these exhibitors understand that there are a lot of markets where the housing industry is beginning to turn around, and like us, they are hearing good news. These exhibitors are realizing that the time is right to get back in the show.”
The IBS is the largest annual light construction exposition in the world.
More than 47,000 builders, remodelers and other home building industry professionals attended IBS in 2011, and registration for the upcoming show is running ahead of last year at this time.
For additional information on show events — including pre-conference education, The New American Home and IBS Centrals for niche markets such as 50+ housing — visit www.buildersshow.com.