Excitement ran high at NRCA's 132nd Annual Convention and Irving, Texas-based Informa's 2019 International Roofing Expo in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 9-13. A record-breaking crowd descended upon the Music City Center to network and learn about the latest industry products and trends at the largest trade show in the event's 65-year history.
"This year's show was a terrific success by any measure," says Reid Ribble, NRCA's CEO. "A record 14,295 roofing professionals attended, and I heard countless positive comments about being in Nashville. The 152,000-square-foot exhibit floor was the largest yet, and nearly 500 companies showcased their products and services in 1,520 booths, including 106 first-time exhibitors. As always, this 'must-attend' annual event exceeded everyone's expectations!"
On Saturday afternoon, National Women in Roofing held a Building Better Together Education Day. During the event, 220 roofing professionals heard a keynote address given by Sherry Holmes, a contractor, designer and daughter of celebrity contractor Mike Holmes; networked with peers; and attended presentations about business development, mentoring and roofing technology. The event was sponsored by Johns Manville, Denver; the Roofing Alliance; SRS Distribution Inc., McKinney, Texas; TAMKO® Building Products Inc., Joplin, Mo.; and Tremco® Roofing & Building Maintenance, Beachwood, Ohio.