b"YOUR TOOLKIT FOR BUILDING EXCELENCEcontinued frompage 20frequently but its a rare opportunity for them todad build a post-frame building more than 30-years interact with other people within the Plyco/Eastago. Today, I'm a shareholder in the following Coast organization such as our manufacturingpost frame building companies: MQS in Montana, and/or management staff. We also use the showCentral Structures in Missouri, MQS Structures as an opportunity to highlight changes to existingin Ohio, and Post Frame Protractor, a software products, or new product introductions and tocompany that is geared toward the industry as well, get feedback from those that stop by the boothEsh says. For me, the Frame Building Expo offersso want our conversations to be interactive. a great opportunity to network and catch up with Plycohasgenerouslyhostedapopularold acquaintances as well as staying abreast with hospitalityeventattheExpoforyears;awhat is new in the industry via the trade show floor.lessformalbusinessandsocialgathering. Esh added that a highlight for him this year was With our reception, its just a good time to enjoythat this years show made his trip considerably friendships that have been built over many years,shorter, by making its way west of the Mississippi Granitz says. We definitely want to hear fromRiver. While its true most members are located builders and others about how the new year isin the east and subsequently most shows have been shaping up and any issues they are facing goinglocated there in the past, there is no doubt the post forward.We obviously do some forecasting and haveframe interest in the western plains and mountain a sense of the market, but this brings it down to aregions is growing in leaps and bounds. The Des personal level and helps us better hone in on thingsMoines show seemed well attended especially by we might need to prioritize.Our feedback for 2020newcomers. Here's hopes that the NFBA will take is that many builders have a pretty solid backlog.note and occasionally spin back this direction.The weather has been cooperativeso farso weAfter this years successful visit to Des Moines, the 2021 are very optimistic that 2020 will be a strong year. Frame Building Expo returns to the Gaylord Opryland Reuben Esh of Garnett, Kan., grew has been a partin Nashville, March 3-5. For more information of the post-frame industry ever since he helped hison the 54th annual show, visit www.nfba.org. FRAME BUILDER - APR2020 / 25"