A Log Home and Timber Frame Sector Double-header for BC Wood in early 2011

Posted by Rumin Mann
October 18th, 2010

Early this coming year, BC Wood is coordinating a tandem of cost-shared trade shows for the Log Home and Timber Frame sector. Member companies are able to participate in the February 11-13th Log Home Show in Roanoke Virginia and the BC Log Home and Country Living Show in Abbotsford, March 12-13th.

The Roanoke Log Home show will be the first log and timber event that BC Wood has taken on in the US in some time. This past fall, BC Wood’s Log Home and Timber Frame sector advisory committee recognizing opportunities in the Appalachian Mountain region, recommended this show in the US mid-Atlantic Coast. The Roanoke show, Feb. 11-13th, 2011, features log home and timber frame displays, and energy-efficient designs. The attendees at the Roanoke show have a very desirable demographic make-up:

  • 85% of the attendees are couples 35+, higher education, higher income, skewing to the outdoors.
  • 80% of the attendees plan to build their log or timber frame home within the next 3 years.
  • 70% already own land they plan to build on.

The second show that BC Wood will support its’ members participation at is the Abbotsford Log Home and Country Living Show, March 13-14th, 2011. This show features log & timber builders, and a range of related products and services that go hand in hand with outdoor BC living!

The March 2010 show was marked by a general improvement in the public’s confidence and attitude toward building. BC Wood had 12 companies participating in the last Abbotsford show. All reported positively on the changing attitude of buyers and the quality and quantity of the sales leads they generated from the show.

While most of the exhibitors at this show were manufacturers of log and timber frame structures, there is an opportunity to engage a local customer base that extends well beyond this one sector. Manufacturers of all building and finishing materials, including flooring, roofing, kitchens, doors, windows and exterior finishing materials would find an interested audience in the attendees of the show.

There are still a number of spaces available for BC Wood members wanting to participate in these two up-coming shows. I would encourage any companies interested to contact me at bhawrysh@bcwood.com of in BC Wood’s offices at 604-882-7100.

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