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Exhibitors - Who Attends & Why
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Who Can Exhibit?

NLA invites the following categories of companies to exhibit:

  • Manufacturers and/or wholesalers of lumber and building materials, as well as manufacturer representatives (members OR non-members of NLA)

  • Manufacturers of kitchen & bathroom accessories and fixtures

  • Firms selling retailer services or products

  • Wholesale affiliates of NLA retail members

  • Trade associations

  • Industry publications

  • Universities, colleges, and Vo-Tech high schools offering building material curricula




  • You may NOT exhibit if you’re a company, regardless of industry segment, with a customer base consisting of primarily contractors and direct sales to the end user. Although we do allow invited/sponsored contractors to attend, it is for product knowledge only and no sales are to take place between suppliers and the end user.

  • Exhibiting is the ONLY way that suppliers can attend these events.  Are you a potential new exhibitor wanting to check out the shows before committing to a booth? Please call the Convention Director to discuss this option at 763-595-4058.

  • Representatives working the booth must all have the EXHIBITING COMPANY’S name on their badge, regardless of what company they actually work for.No company names will be printed on any badges if that company does not have its own exhibit booth.


Why Exhibit?

NLA's building product conventions are some of the largest lumber and building material B2B events held in our six-state region. Manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of lumber and building products, as well as companies offering business services to the industry, are afforded the opportunity to influence and interact with principals, owners and qualified buyers.These shows will enable you to:

  • Reinforce your organization’s position or introduce your presence in the profession.

  • Reach an audience with buying power.

  • Interact with customers face-to-face at your booth to network and build relationships.

  • Enhance your productivity by generating sales leads with new and old customers.

  • Promote brand awareness for your company.

  • Go head-to-head with your competition.