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True Value Rental Market / Jan. 6-8 / Orlando, Fla. / Contact: 773.695.5000; www.truevaluecompany.com/pressroom/markets.asp ... Michigan Lumber & Building Materials Assoc. Great Lakes Products Expo / Jan. 14-15 / Grand Rapids, Mich. / Contact: 517.394.5225; www.mlbma.org ... Do it Best Winter Conference & Expo / Jan. 16-18 / Orlando, Fla. / Contact: 260.748.5316; www.doitbestcorp.com ... Florida Building Material Assoc. Winter Conference / Jan. 16-18 / St. Augustine, Fla. / Contact: 352.383.0366; www.fbma.org ...Emery-Waterhouse Annual Marketplace / Jan. 18-20 / Providence, R.I. / Contact: 800.283.0236; www.riconvention.com/calendar/ ... Northwestern Lumber Assoc. Northwestern Building Products Expo / Jan. 20-22 / Bloomington, Minn. / Contact: 800.331.0193; www.nlassn.org ... World of Concrete / Jan. 22-25 / Las Vegas / Contact: 866.490.3097; www.tilt-up.org/events/other/080122_woc.html ...Northeastern Retail Lumber Assoc. Building Products Buying Show / Jan. 23-25 / Boston / Contact: 800.292.6752; www.nrla.org ...Guardian Building Products Market / Jan. 26-31 / Las Vegas / Contact: 864.297.6101; www.guardianbp.com ...Southern Building Material Assoc. Building Products Buying Show / Feb. 6-7 / High Point, N.C. / Contact: 704.376.1503; www.southernbuilder.org ... Illinois Lumber and Material Dealers Assoc. Construction Supply Expo / Feb. 6-7 / Peoria, Ill. / Contact: 800.252.8641; www.ilmda.com ... Wisconsin Retail Lumber Assoc. Convention & Exhibit Show / Feb. 6-7 / Wisconsin Dells, Wis. / Contact: 800.236.3534; www.wrlamsi.com ...Construction Safety Conference / Feb. 12-14 / Rosemont, Ill. / Contact: 708.544.2082; http://buildsafe.org/confnews/2008/conf_dx.html ...International Builders' Show / Feb. 13-16 / Orlando, Fla., / Contact: 800-368-5242; www.BuilderShow.com ...Frame Building Expo / Feb. 20-22 / Columbus, Ohio / Contact: www.nfba.org ...Orgill Spring Dealer Market / Feb. 21-23 / Orlando, Fla. / Contact: 800.347.2860; www.orgill.com ...International Roofing Expo / Feb. 21-23 / Las Vegas / Contact: 866.490.3097; www.theroofingexpo.com ... Work Truck Show / Feb. 26-28 / Atlanta / Contact: 800-441-6832; www.ntea.com ... Iowa Lumber Convention / Feb. 28-29 / Des Moines, Iowa / Contact: 800.331.0193; www.nlassn.org/Iowa2008.htm ... Deck Expo / March 5-6 / Orlando, Fla. / Contact: 866.490.3097; www.deckexpo.com ... Mountain States Lumber and Building Material Dealers Assoc. Products Expo & Building Material Buying Show / March 6-7 / Denver / Contact: 800.365.0919; www.mslbmda.org ... Ace Hardware Spring Convention / March 7-10 / Dallas / Contact: 630.990.2706; www.acehardware-vendors.com ...Nebraska Lumber Dealers Convention / March 11-12 / Lincoln, Neb. / Contact: 800.331.0193; www.nlassn.org/Nebraska2008ConventionMainPage.htm ...Midwest Builders Show / March 12-13 / Rosemont, Ill. / Contact: 630.627.7575; www.midwestbuildersshow.com ...Lumbermens Merchandising Corp. Annual Meeting / March 12-15 / Tampa, Fla. / Contact: 610.293.7000; www.dealer.org