The largest wood industry event in Canada -- Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo – is officially bigger and better than years past. More than 200 exhibiting companies and thousands of woodworkers will converge on the International Centre near Toronto November 5-7 for this important global industry event. A favorable US/Canadian exchange rate and awesome conference program makes it a good time for U.S. woodshops to to neighboring Canada.
Muskoka Cabinets added robots to load and unload CNCs, under the control of its its enterprise-wide computer system. Working with Quebec-based Automatech Robotics, Muskoka Cabinets is the first cabinet manufacturing company to use this type of robotics in manufacturing. President Luke Elias will explain the technology project at the Conference at WMS 2015 November 5.
Massuni, a customizable furniture order and manufacturing start-up, says it plans to launch a version of its system in China in January. An updated version of the "furniture configurator" for North America will also be launched, says Jeff Wilson, founder and CEO. Wilson will present an update on Massuni's technology and business plans at WMS 2015 in Toronto.
Samir Shah is developing an out-of-the-box additive wood manufacturing technology that would bypass steps in th lumber milling process to convert wood into furniture, cabinetry, doors, and home furnishings. At the Conference at WMS 2015, he'll explain the concept, and how far he has come in the development of his 4 AXYZ machinery.
Jeremy Funk, Sales & Marketing Manager from Elias Woodwork talks about how excited the company is to bring new paint colors, door styles and accessories to the show floor at WMS 2015 in Toronto. WMS Booth #1080
Montreal – Outdoor living is a rapidly growing lifestyle trend for homeowners looking for ways to expand their entertaining spaces. Building fully functional outdoor kitchens equipped with cooking, preparation and storage areas can also be a great way to increase the value of a home.
It's National Forest Week in Canada, which has 10 percent of the world's forests and employs 230,000. David Lindsay, CEO of Canada's Forest Products Association, calls "on all political parties to embrace enhanced international trade and strategic support for innovation for the forest sector so it can continue to compete internationally."
Growth can come from almost anywhere on the globe. This may be the year, as the saying goes, to “go big or go home.” If you really want to grow your shop’s business, as a manufacturer, it’s not enough anymore to think locally, regionally or even nationally when you ask yourself, “Where is my next sale coming from?”
We had a chance to catch up with Scott Burton, Sales Manager for Royce//Ayr, during a recent trade show and he explained how cutting tools are evolving because of the industry trend to use more hybrid materials and sandwich-structured composite materials. Some of these new cutting tools will be demonstrated at WMS 2015 in Toronto along with other new products from Royce//Ayr. WMS Booth #2143