Comments about the realtively small size of the 2012 International Builders Show are frequent on the show floor, but the buzz is big. Dozens of manufacturers are introducing new products at the show, indicating that a recovery is on the horizon. These new products, they hope, will providing builders and remodelers the tools they'll need to ramp up business, and the innovations to meet homeowners needs and expectations.

Editors Lauren Hunter, Nigel Maynard, Kate Tyndall, and Craig Webb spent the first day of IBS 2012 meeting with manufacturers from all parts of the industry. Here they share a dozen of the best new products from Day 1.

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