Posts Tagged ‘ International Builders’ Show (IBS) ’

Quaker, Pella and M&M Announce Expansions

May 10th, 2023

The door and window industry saw a number of expansions announced last week, including two leading manufacturers and an Illinois-based dealer. Quaker Windows and Doors is set to invest $10 million to boost production capabilities and add to its facility in Missouri. Pella Corp. is acquiring Lawson Industries Inc., a Florida-based manufacturer of aluminum doors […]

Builders Return from IBS to a Tepid Market

Feb 6th, 2023

February opened on a week of mixed feelings for attendees of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) International Builders Show (IBS). With more than 110,000 professionals cross pollenating between IBS and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, the scene was busy and jubilant—marking Design & Construction Week’s largest attendance ever. “I’ve been to more […]

NAHB Announces Best of IBS Winners, Including Door Stud LLC

Feb 6th, 2023

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) named the winners in its 10th annual Best of IBS Awards. Awards were presented during a ceremony on the final day of the association’s International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, including two for Door Stud LLC. “As a builder and consumer, I was very impressed to see […]

At IBS, Exhibitors Pivot to Custom and High-End Products

Feb 2nd, 2023

While the market for new single-family homes remains tepid, that didn’t affect the mood at this year’s International Builders Show (IBS). With steady crowds persisting throughout the event, it was all smiles in the booths of door and window manufacturers. With shoulder-to-shoulder traffic, “We had to walk outside of the booth in order to make […]

IBS Returns to Full Force, Decking the Halls With More Doors Than Windows

Feb 1st, 2023

If there were a theme song for this year’s International Builders Show (IBS), it might be Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days.” Except in this case, they aren’t passing by so much as they appear to be returning. After a tumultuous experience with a virtual format in 2021 and a subdued in-person turnout in 2022, the show […]

IBS Makes a Small[er] But Mighty Comeback

Feb 10th, 2022

“Enough is enough. Let’s go.” After sitting out a year due to COVID-19, that’s what Brian Whalen, vice president of sales for Hope’s Windows, had to say about the International Builders’ Show (IBS). Whalen said Orlando was the perfect venue for a comeback, where—in his opinion, at least—the state is “more open to business as […]

Exhibitors at the Builders’ Show Remind Attendees of Product Variety

Jan 24th, 2020

A few exhibitors at this year’s International Builders’ Show said they were reminding visitors of everything they can offer—including the fact that sometimes the basics are necessary. Simpson Doors was one such company, reinforcing with builders the idea that they can offer any size or shape of door imaginable. “It is still hard for builders […]

The Big Guys Introduce Big Products at Builders’ Show

Jan 23rd, 2020

Most of the largest door and window manufacturers participate in the International Builders’ Show (IBS) each year to introduce their latest products. This year was no different. Among those introductions, several themes emerged—from doors and windows getting bigger (even bigger than in the past, if you can believe it) to a focus on making things […]

Builders’ Show Opens to Large Crowds: No Shortage of Doors and Windows

Jan 22nd, 2020

The International Builders’ Show (IBS) opened Tuesday in Las Vegas and, as is customary, the crowds bustled into the Las Vegas Convention Center (into three mammoth halls), to see all categories of products on display—including doors and windows. Boral Windows showed off its Series 700 vinyl, which can be used in replacement or new construction. […]