March 12th and 13th in Abbotsford was wet and rainy outdoors, but indoors, the sun was shining on 15 BC Wood members who chose to exhibit at the show this year. Everyone I talked to was extremely optimistic and very busy. Although, not hordes came through this year, it was a steady flow and the folks that did brave the weather were welcomed by enthusiastic and talented manufacturers of everything from beautiful log & timber-frame homes, to finished product such as doors, windows and flooring – and many of them were BC Wood members! I saw many walking around with plans, looking to talk to builders and manufacturers about their dream homes…and they came to the right place!
Attending this year was Shamawood, Tamlin Homes, Kettle River Timberworks, Mastercraft Window & Doors, Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring, Canada’s Log People, Trout Creek International, Pacific Log Homes, BC Timberframe Company, Western Forest Products, Daizen Joinery, Linwood Homes, Pacific Homes, Hamill Creek Timber Homes and Pioneer Log Homes. BC Wood shared a booth with the Log & Timber Building Industry Association (LTBI), manned by our friends Art Paul from Permanent Pole and industry expert, Brian Lloyd.
The LTBI will hold their AGM this year at the 108 Mile Resort, along with an industry forum including a presentation by CAWP on the very important topic of Job Costing and Cost/Benefit Analysis of CNC Technologies for Timber Framing. They expect a good turnout for this annual event and I’m sure they will share the results with any industry members that couldn’t make it.