The 2019 International Builders’ Show (IBS), held February 19-21 in Las Vegas featured 2,000-plus exhibitors and covered more than 600,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. Despite the backdrop of a rare desert snowfall, IBS 2019 delivered on its reputation as the place to see all the latest, greatest building products and technologies. While the majority of the 67,000 attendees are builders and contractors, IBS has also become known as the single biggest event for LBM dealers to connect directly with manufacturers and to learn about the latest product innovations. As we do each year, the following pages include a sample of products that our team believes may help make a difference for you and your company moving forward. The listings are in no particular order.
TrussLox is a temporary truss bracing system made up of a unique light-weight and hands-free spreader bar. TrussLox is designed to self-set and secure trusses 24″ on-center while workers remain safely tied to the outside walls. TrussLox is secured to a truss while on the ground. A crane or lift then hoists the truss onto the roof section where the spreader bar snaps into place. Used as a system, TrussLox secures the roof trusses until sheeting, then they are detached and reused on the next project. Invented by a professional framer, TrussLox was named a Innovative Safety Program/Idea of the Year in the 13th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE). www.trusslox.com