DALLAS — Building off the buzz from the record-breaking show in February, the 2015 International Roofing Expo (IRE) recently held its annual Early Space Draw, assigning 82 percent of the total show floor.

“Taking place three months prior to the general Space Draw, the Early Space Draw process allows exhibitors to secure the lowest possible booth rate and the best possible location on the show floor,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, IRE show director. “Covering more than 84,900 net square feet, a total of 257 companies were assigned.” 

Participating companies were pleased with being part of the Early Space Draw process. “TRUFAST is looking forward to exhibiting at IRE in 2015,” said TRUFAST Marketing Brand Manager Kara Boots. “The show is an ideal platform for showcasing our expanded offering of commercial roofing fasteners and accessories.” 

“SOPREMA is glad to be back at the 2015 International Roofing Expo,” said Jason Hazen, SOPREMA marketing director. “By exhibiting, we are confident we will connect with many qualified leads.”

Exhibiting companies who were assigned booth space include Carlisle SynTec Systems, TAMKO Building Products, Firestone Building Products, Royal Adhesives & Sealants, ABC Supply Co., GAF, Polyglass USA, Owens Corning, Metalforming, New Tech Machinery, Air Vent, Garlock Equipment Company and Englert, with inquiries and booth reservations coming in daily.

Exhibitors returning to the show after an absence of a year or more include Van Mark, Boral Roofing, Furman Insurance, Henry Co., Isaiah Industries, Rillito River, Vermont Slate, Southeastern Metals, US Ply and Union Corrugating.

Also participating in Early Space Draw were first-time exhibitors, including Nissan, ABS Safety and EVERROOF. 

“Our members are really excited about the 2015 show,” said Bill Good, executive vice president of NRCA, the show’s official sponsor. “The number of companies committing to booth space this far in advance of the show is quite impressive.”

The 2015 International Roofing Expo will be held Feb. 24-26, 2015 in Halls B-D at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. 

Companies interested in exhibiting can still apply for booth space. The Booth Contract, Floor Plan, Sponsorships and Exhibitor Flyer can be accessed by visiting www.theroofingexpo.com/Exhibitor.

For more information, companies beginning with the letters A-H should contact Darrin Cayton at 972-536-6360 or dcayton@hanleywood.com; and I-Z should contact Stephanie Garcia at 972-536-6381 or sgarcia@hanleywood.com. General sales questions should be directed to Steve Schlange, sales manager, at 972-536-6386 or sschlange@hanleywood.com.

For information, visit www.theroofingexpo.com.