Life-Changing Products Exhibit Once Again Starts Year in Grand Rapids

For the second consecutive year, the new products in the Life-Changing Products Exhibit debuted at the Grand Rapids Remodeling and New Homes Show, always a well-produced, well-attended event. Grand Rapidians were the first group in the country to get a peak at several prototypes in the display, including a Gate Deadbolt and Triple Plus smart valve. New products are selected for the exhibit each year.

Three local television appearances, including a particularly meaty one on Fox 17, generated considerable show traffic. Jim Harger, a reporter with the local paper, stopped by the booth with a photographer, to produce an article and slideshow. The Grand Rapids show coincided with the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas that focused on many of the same themes — voice-activated homes, and elderly and baby monitoring in particular.

About Boyce Thompson

Boyce Thompson, the author of The New New Home, is a writer and editor who has spent more than 30 years covering the housing market. Thompson began his career as a writer for publications such as The Washington Post, Governing, Practical Homeowner, Venture, and Changing Times, the precursor to the Kiplinger Letter.