Attendees Experienced the most Action, Tools and Education at JLC LIVE New England 2013

Apr 29, 2013 - Dallas, TX


JLC LIVE New England 2013 wrapped up another successful event at the Rhode Island Convention Center, March 22-23. Professional builders, remodelers and residential construction specialists filled the convention center to experience the new products and equipment showcased by 214 exhibiting companies. Industry leaders presented more than 50 education sessions at the conference March 20-23.

“It’s exciting to see the crowds that flock to JLC LIVE New England.  And, for them, we want to ensure that we continuously provide valuable education and offer live clinics and demos to keep our attendees’ businesses strong” said Show Director, Jayne Dalton.

The show delivered 56,561 square feet of manufacturer exhibits and live education with a total verified attendance of 7,408 (attendee crowd up 3.4% from 2012). Unique to JLC LIVE, the show featured a total of nine Building Clinics, five Exhibitor Demonstrations and a Propane Innovation Pavilion. These clinics and demonstrations are full of must-see tips and tricks to help attendees refine their techniques, increase productivity and give a first-hand look at the newest products in action:

•    Framing and Stair-building, presented by Jed Dixon and Mike Sloggatt
•    Drywall Trade Secrets, presented by Myron Ferguson
•    Deck Construction Technology, presented by Mike Guertin
•    Trim Carpentry, presented by Gary Katz
•    Exterior Living Designed to Last, presented by Frank Caputo
•    Durable Siding and Trim Details, presented by Greg Burnet
•    Building Performance Technology, presented by Mark Clement
•    Moisture Management Principles, presented by Bill Robinson
•    Residential Green Building Techniques, presented by Rick Arnold

Several top manufacturers led step-by-step demonstrations for installation and use of their products. These included, Marvin and Integrity Windows and Doors, Andersen® Windows, Therma-Tru Doors, James Hardie Building Products, and W.R. Grace. The Propane Innovation Pavilion was the place to view demonstrations and get answers regarding reducing home energy costs and increasing both sustainability and whole-home performance.
 “It was amazing at how much you can learn. Not only in the field of work you do but also the new products you use on a regular basis,” stated attendee, Jason Ainsworth, of Versatile Home Amendments.

Exhibitors are impressed with the amount of traffic and quality of attendees they receive year after year at JLC LIVE.

“We love coming to JLC LIVE, this is one of our favorite shows. We get a great crowd in here, the guys have tremendous energy,” said Rick Bush of Festool, the premier sponsor at the show.

Outside of the Exhibit Hall, beginning on Wednesday, March 20, JLC LIVE offered attendees in-depth, cutting edge construction education for business and building needs.

“After 13 years of attending JLC LIVE in Rhode Island, I still walk away feeling more educated than when I arrived! Awesome show year after year—amazing!” stated conference attendee, Diane Marcella from Marcella Building & Renovation Contractor.

As the show began its teardown, JLC LIVE invited the Rhode Island Fire Department, and Assistant Deputy State Marshal, Art Laurenson, to collect the leftover lumber. The Fire Department uses this lumber and materials to build mock ups for the trainees to learn the various skills needed in the course of a fire and rescue operation.

Laurenson and the entire membership of the Providence Fire Department stated, “The generous donation of building materials to the Providence Fire Department from Don Dunkley and the people who run the JLC LIVE exhibition is greatly appreciated, to say the least. With our city in a financial crisis, as are so many others in the country, we are unable to purchase many items that we need for repairs and building projects regarding all facets of our job. You people are our heroes. We wish you much success in your own endeavors, as you deserve it.”

The 50th JLC LIVE event will take place in Portland, Oregon on December 6-7 (Conference beginning December 5th) at the Oregon Convention Center.  

JLC LIVE New England 2014 will be held March 21-22 (Conference beginning March 20th) at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

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