Even though the event is over six months away, the trade show floor for the 2015 International Roofing Expo is almost sold out.

As of June 5, more than 82 percent of the floor space for the Feb. 24-26, 2015, event has been booked through the early space draw, officials with show organizers Hanley Wood LLC said.

“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 show director Tracy Garcia. “Covering more than 84,900 net square feet, a total of 257 companies were assigned.”

The roofing expo will be held at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

One company already signed up is Trufast, a maker of construction fastening products.

“Trufast is looking forward to exhibiting at IRE in 2015,” said marketing brand manager Kara Boots. “The show is an ideal platform for showcasing our expanded offering of commercial roofing fasteners and accessories.” 

Other companies on board include Carlisle SynTec, 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 Co., Englert, Van Mark and Southeastern Metals.

Van Mark and Southeastern are returning after having skipped the 2014 expo.

“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.”