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The Big Shed Show: Yes, It Was Big!

It was called The Big Shed Show.

And, yes, it was big.

The shed industry, from builders to suppliers, came together September 28 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, to share ideas, learn about products, and, ultimately, grow the business.

Capital Forest Products in Annapolis, Maryland, and Union Grove Lumber in Harmony, North Carolina, combined efforts this year to put on The Big Show.

Mo Lunsford of Union Grove Lumber (left) and Tom Merkert from Capital Forest Products.

“It’s one of our biggest shows for attendance this year, and every year it seems to be growing,” says Tom Merkert of Capital Forest Products. “We’re really excited about that. We’ve got people coming from different areas of the country, and, obviously, local.”

A final count isn’t available, yet, but likely more than 1,500 shed builders made their way through the James E. Bruce Convention Center. Attendees came from 40 states and two countries.

“I have a good feeling for the shed builders,” says Mo Lunsford from Union Grove Lumber. “The shed industry, unlike a lot of industries, has continued to push forward and has been going up as far as sales are concerned.”

The shed builders came to view the products and services offered by 60 exhibitors in the packed hall. Lumber, trailers, doors, windows, software, and many more items were available to see and touch and learn more about from the vendors.

In addition, vendors provided more than $40,000 worth of prizes that were given away to attendees by random drawing, which included crossbows, coolers, gift cards, and much more.

Daniel Yoder sits on his new ATV, donated by Roseburg Forest Products.

Daniel Yoder from Eagle Buildings in Winchester, Ohio, took home the big prize: an Alterra VLX 700 ATV donated by Roseburg Forest Products.

Besides the exhibits and door prizes, attendees also had the chance to attend one of eight seminars on topics ranging from lumber to rent-to-own to siding.

“There are great things to come for the show, and for the industry,” says Dan Petershiem, owner of Pine Hill Trailers located in Gordonville, Pennsylvania, which sponsored lunch for the show. “It’s going to be big.”

Watch for a more detailed report in the December/January issue of Shed Builder Magazine.

One Comment

  1. We really wanted to attend this year, but Hurricane Irma put us so far behind schedule that we just couldn’t take the time off. Next time we will be there!

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