IBS Day 1: Live From Las Vegas …January 19th, 2016 by Trey Barrineau
The 72nd International Builders’ Show (IBS) opened today at the Las Vegas Convention Center with a little star power and a lot of door and window products.
Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno gave the opening ceremonies a humorous spin. He was followed by a performance from Rhythm Extreme, a musical group that creates impromptu beats using oil drums, trash cans, buckets, brooms, hockey sticks, prescription bottles, BBQ grills, forks, spoons and other everyday objects.
After that, the trade show kicked off.
RSL introduced its Majestic Vinyl Dual Sliding patio door system in its booth. This door system can be configured 5 feet, 6 feet and 8 feet wide with 2, 3, 4, or 5 panels to accommodate any size requirement.
“The combination of superior quality, dual sliding feature, competitive price point, and the availability to ship along with RSL stock doorlight orders made the Majestic Dual Sliding door system well received at the November WMA Convention” said Kevin Kavanagh, vice president of RSL.
LaCantina Doors unveiled its new vinyl folding door system at IBS Vegas. LaCantina says the door is designed to appeal to a broader market. It features contemporary styling and what the company calls an exclusive hardware package. The vinyl door system is available in standard and custom door sizes up to 8 feet tall and 18 feet wide in a range of popular configurations.
“We recognized a real need in the marketplace for a contemporary, high quality vinyl door,” said Lee Maughan, general manager and vice president of LaCantina Doors “As leaders in the industry, we are confident that our new vinyl folding door system will deliver on our brand promise of innovation, performance, quality and value. The new vinyl system is the ideal solution for home renovations, as well as custom and production homebuilders.”
The vinyl door panels feature narrow 2 15/16-inch stile and rail profile for more glass and light. The system’s new hardware package is available in stainless or bronze finish. Concealed multi-point locking provides added security and standard LoE glass improves energy efficiency. Standard color options include white or tan.
LaCantina previewed a couple of other new products — a pivot door system and a sashless window system.
Echotape’s booth featured its all-weather insulation tape line.
“Today’s construction projects must account for new code requirements, changing practices and also be cost effective,” said Risa Edelstein, director of marketing for Echotape. “It’s important for us to be in sync with these trends so our tapes meet the changing needs of construction professionals.”
Echotape’s new insulation tape line offers functionality in climates reaching -4 degrees Fahrenheit, vapor-sealing capability for numerous types of insulation including WMP-VR, WMP-10, EHP-VR-R, white vinyl, and foil faced insulation, double-coated tapes for insulation laminating capabilities, and thermal break tapes for sealing gaps and energy efficiency.
Doorsaver rolled out the Doorsaver 3 door stop. The product uses the hinge to stop the door from opening, which means the door never has any contact with the wall. “So essentially, this is door insurance,” says Matt Hager of Doorsaver.
Pactrim debuted its Pioneer series interior planking system. “It’s hotter than a firecracker right now in all markets, from California to the Gulf Coast,” says the company’s Garnett Douglas.
IBS, which covers 500,000 net square feet of exhibits and features more than 1,400 manufacturers and suppliers, continues through Thursday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show also offers attendees plenty of educational opportunities. There are more than 120 educational sessions that cover everything from sales and marketing to construction and codes.