The Gas and Oil Expo held June 11th-13th, 2013 in Calgary Alberta welcomed over 500 exhibiting companies and 20,000 registered attendees. The show was a departure from the ‘usual’ trade shows BC Wood normally attends, but was deemed successful in the eyes of the participants.
BC Wood and member companies that manufacture pre-fabricated homes, industrial products such as rig matting & components, as well as log home timber frame structures felt it presented a good opportunity for exposure into the fast growing oil sands region of Alberta, the Dakotas, Wyoming, and Montana
Participants included Western Forest Products and Taiga Building Products who showcased their pressure treated hemlock sound abatement systems; Structurlam was promoting Cross Laminated rig matting and access matting; as well as Viceroy Homes, Trout Creek Enterprises, and Okanagan Timber Frame displaying their custom home packages. Initial feedback from the 6 participants indicated sales in excess of $3.5M and approximately 50 leads.