Yesterday was the final day of this year's International Builders' Show (IBS) and Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Once again, I spent the whole day walking the show floors. By the afternoon, the crowds had thinned enough that I could talk to company representatives in a less-hurried manner.
The shows' sponsors haven't yet released the numbers, but I'm betting that this year's attendence will approach or exceed pre-recession levels. And as I mentioned in an earlier blog, all those I talked to told me that their businesses were doing very well compared to two or three years ago. I've really enjoyed my time here at both shows. By the end of the day yesterday, however, I had to tighten my belt a notch, as I think I've lost a pound or two with the many miles of walking I've done since I've been here.