b"THE OFFICIAL NFBA MAGAZINEA MESSAGEFROMM AT T G R E I N E R PRESIDENT, NFBA BOARD OF DIRECTORSN FBA Staff and the Board of Directors arePRESIDENT'S MESSAGEexcited to deliver this first full-edition Official NFBA Publication! We are confident that you will consider it well-crafted, informative, and full of excitement. I hope for the opportunity to meet you personally and hear your opinions regarding this new publication. I also hope to get your perspective on all things post-frame and/or business-related. If I do not see you sooner, I hope to see you in Des Moines February of 2020 for the Annual Expo. It should be a great show with many new faces in a new place. The location and venue will be an excellent fit for this event. Please invite your family, friends, fellow competitors, and suppliers to join you!There has been a lot of activity since I took the President position earlier this year. We have experienced anThe NFBA Technical and Research Committee continues effective management change, new breakthroughs into be engaged in several initiatives. In order to further safety and education, technical advancements, marketingthe value that our printed manuals have brought to and branding shifts, and renewed fundraising effortsthose in the Post-Frame Industry, the T&R Committee is that are dedicated to advancing the Post Frame Industry.looking at ways to develop the content into educational courses. A detailed presentation will be made of the I recently had the distinct pleasure of meeting withrecently approved 3-hour fire wall at the Expo. They are several post-frame construction experts for a two- also working to assess the snow collapse issues that have daycurriculumdevelopmentworkshop.Hereweaffected post-frame structures in the upper Midwest.made great strides toward the development of post- Next up is a call with the Marketing Steering Committee to frame curriculum that will be key to combatingthediscuss ways to promote the NFBA Brand, generate leads for workforceshortagecrisismanyofusfacetoday.our Members, and take us to new levels of accomplishment.There was an excellent safety committee call heldIts been a pleasure to serve you and our industry twoweeksagowherewelaidplanstoconductthus far in my term as President. Please feel free to unprecedented research that will inevitably contributereach out to me, my colleagues, or NFBA staff at to saving lives and making OSHA compliance moreany time. Again, be sure to book your trip to Des feasible for post-frame builders across the country.MoinesandcomeenjoyagreatupcomingExpo We have a solid group working hard to raise moneywhere we will continue working together to elevate for the Post Frame Advantage campaign on behalf ofthe post-frame industry to unprecedented heights!our newly re-titledIndustry Promotion Committee. These funds are dedicated to growing the industry and driving more business to dedicated NFBA members. 8 /FRAME BUILDER -NOV2019"