If your company offers or builds post-frame structures, or you are considering expanding into post-frame buildings, you need to plan to attend the Post-Frame Builder Show in Branson, Missouri, June 19-20.

Produced by Shield Wall Media, the Post-Frame Builder Show offers educational sessions, a robust expo hall filled with post-frame material and service providers, and opportunities to meet one-on-one with construction industry insiders. This family-friendly event is the company’s third construction-focused trade show as it joins the Construction Rollforming Show and the Garage, Shed & Carport Builder Show.

The Post-Frame Builder Show, like the other Shield Wall Media shows, is strictly a business-to-business event. Exhibitors can expect attendees to be decision makers for their companies and attendees can expect that exhibitors are dedicated to spending the time needed to help them make their buying decisions. While all industry professionals are welcome, Shield Wall events focus on connecting those who ultimately make business happen on the show floor.

“Many shows try to be everything for everyone and see the number of bodies on the expo floor as success,” said Shield Wall Media Publisher and CEO Gary Reichert. “We know our audience and we know what we want to deliver. Our goal is a qualified audience so we can connect exhibitors and the decision-makers who want to do business with them.”

What You’ll Find

Shield Wall Media’s trade shows span two days, which is shorter than a typical trade show. “We keep it simple and business-oriented,” Reichert said. “If you are looking for a supplier, it doesn’t take three days. Our exhibit hours are Wednesday and Thursday so you can get in, do business, and still spend your weekend with your family.”

Post-Frame Builder Show attendees can expect to find equipment manufacturers, component suppliers, and technology innovators. Some of them — such as Boss Hammer Co. — will be hosting demonstrations in their booths. The scope of exhibitors is limited to only those relevant to the post-frame building industry. Don’t expect to find cutlery retailers, timeshare peddlers, or booths selling floor polishers. 

New Products

Many exhibitors are debuting new products for post-frame construction at the Branson trade show. Plyco is introducing the new Designer Series program and new Klick-Fit trim system. The Designer Series provides 16 new color options within the heavy duty 20 and thermal break 92 door series. In addition, specific to the 92 series, a new residential look 5068 sidelite door is now available. Many types of glass and hardware selections make the Designer series the next generation of a premium door system. Finally, the Klik-Fit trim system for these doors and Plyco windows is an aluminum two-piece 3 ½” finish J type trim to add a beautiful finish trim to your doors and windows. 

Bucket Bunker®, which manufactures its product line in Kansas and Indiana, is exhibiting its new Auger-Lite Pro™ (U.S. Patent Pending). It is a load-and-go solution for handling and transporting multiple skid steer attachments. This newest model is specifically designed with the post-frame contractor in mind. The challenge of moving multiple attachments from jobsite to jobsite is simplified by organizing tools and attachments into a single, portable unit. It is designed to manage one hydraulic auger drive head, up to three auger bits, a set of pallet forks, and a single skid steer bucket. Additionally, it can be moved with a bucket as well as standard pallet forks. Every unit is constructed of steel tubing and ¼” plate, and is powder coated for durability. 

Levi’s Building Components will be showing its new CoVent Exhaust Fan Vent. Ideal for interior exhaust fans equipped with a 3” or 4” flex hose, it is an all-in-one exhaust fan vent designed for metal roofs and intended for bathroom and attic venting. 

AJ Manufacturing released two new products in March; they will both be on display at the Post-Frame Builder Show. The company is exhibiting its new insulation dam kit (patent pending). The easily installed kit is made of G-90 Galvanized 24-ga. Steel and is designed to manage up to R-60 of blown cellulose or fiberglass batt insulation. AJ Manufacturing is also showing its new, more energy-efficient ceiling access doors. They feature a self-flashing frame fabricated of commercial-quality painted aluminum extrusions, miter cut corners, and assembled with screws.  The 6”-thick door panel is designed to accommodate up to an R-42 insulation thickness, while the 4” thick door panel will accommodate up to R-28. Both are available in single- and bi-fold panel designs. 

Perma-Column has devised yet another permanent problem solver for post-frame builders: the industry’s first patented precast concrete skirt board that will never rot or warp. The precast skirt boards feature a 4” concrete base secured to wood with stainless-steel shear studs. Non-rusting basalt composite rebar runs the length of the precast concrete for further strength and stability.

Delden Garage Doors is showing off its new Quick-Stock program offering custom-packaged garage doors. They will also be showing the new Amarr Northwoods door, which features printed horizontal plank designs on a ribbed section that creates depth, texture, and subtle dimension and is “A perfect complement to modern, mid-century modern, and traditional architectural styles.” 

Window manufacturer WinTech is displaying its newest premium windows: OzarkView. “WinTech’s OzarkView windows feature fusion welded mainframes and sashes, composite-reinforced interlocking meeting rails, and performance insulated glass. They are suitable for your residential and commercial applications. 

Educational Sessions

The Post-Frame Builder Show educational programming emphasizes topics you, as a decision-maker, want to see. Programming focuses on how you can make your business more successful by providing you with the assets you can use to do that. Those assets include connecting attendees with product and service providers, offering insights on best business practices and building efficiencies, and how to reduce costs and increase profit margins. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

Condensation is a concern for all metal buildings in which the environment is not controlled. To explain why and what can be done about it, Dripstop’s Orion Ewell will lead a session on condensation control. In the business building track, Joel M. Oney, owner of J Money, has spent 25 years in the banking sector. He will lead a session on financing and payment options. Industry veteran Randy Chaffee, Source One Marketing, will be sharing some of the knowledge gained throughout his successful, decades-long career in relationship building and sales. (He will also be doing live podcasts throughout the show). And Shield Wall Media will teach attendees about free editorial opportunities and earned media in its presentation “How To Get Free Press Coverage.” Also on the docket are foundation solutions for different soil compositions and diversifying a product line. (Please note: Topics and presenters are subject to change.)

General admission is $50. If you have relationships with exhibitors, contact them; they have an unlimited number of FREE guest passes and will gladly provide you with free admission. These passes include educational programming and are good for manufacturers, contractors, support staff, or anyone else. 

Shield Wall Media keeps its shows simple and business-oriented. If you are looking for a supplier, it doesn’t take three days. Exhibit hall hours are Wednesday and Thursday so you can get in, do business, and still spend the weekend with your family whether that means heading home to them or bringing them along to this popular family vacation destination. See page 20 for a few ideas about how you can make the most of a trip to Branson. 

Shield Wall Media is proud to be a family-focused company. The Post Frame Builder Show welcomes families and has dedicated areas for those with children to take time to rest, regroup, and maybe build a block tower or have a snack.

If you’re looking for new products, business opportunities, or different sources for products you already use, you can’t afford to miss the Post-Frame Builder Show June 19-20 at the Branson Convention Center in Branson, Missouri. If you have any questions about the Show or would like to exhibit, contact Shield Wall Media Director of Events Missy Beyer at 920-216-3007 or [email protected]. RB