• By Karen Knapstein

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 that 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.”

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. and Malco Tools — will be holding 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. But while you’re there, be sure to stop by the Frame Building News booth to sign up for or renew all your free subscriptions to Shield Wall Media’s magazines.

Shield Wall Media is pleased to be a family-focused company. Like all our shows, the Post Frame Builder Show welcomes families and has dedicated areas for attendees with children to take time to rest, regroup and maybe build a block tower or have a snack. 

Educational sessions are included with admission.Photos by Shield Wall Media

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, 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). Blunier Builders’ Eric Miner will share key insights about developing leadership that works in the post-frame industry. 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.)

We are happy to partner with Hilton for the Post Frame Builder Show. In addition to being a beautiful hotel with all of the amenities, the Hilton Branson Convention Center [200 East Main Street, Branson, MO 65616] is connected to the venue for easy access to our show. Because we are already expecting a large turn out for the show, we have made arrangements for the Hilton across the street to be available once the attached Hilton is at capacity; visit https://bit.ly/HotelPFBS24 to reserve a room. If calling the Hilton for room reservations (417-336-5400), be sure to mention the “Post-Frame Builder Show” and “Code 95V” to get the best nightly rate. 

General admission is $50. If you have relationships with exhibitors, contact them — they have free guest passes and will gladly provide you with free admission. These passes are all-access (including educational programming) and are good for all attendees: 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 46 for a few ideas about how you can make the most from your trip to Branson. 

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]. FBN