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Wood Surface Finishing Prep – Wednesday, Nov 1 Offsite

TCFS
Nov 1 Taurus Craco Finishing Symposium
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm FREE 

Programmed by the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, this offsite, pre-show event at Taurus Craco's showroom focuses on polyester coating technology, sanding and surface preparation for finishes of all types.  

 

Finishing Materials and Techniques - Thursday, Nov 2 

T02
Developments in water-based and polyurethane finishing
Darren Christiansen

8:20 am– 9:00 am $60

Darren Christiansen, the resident expert at ICA, talks about trending chemistries.

 

T01
Finishing Research in Grain Raising & Atomization
Prof. Phil Evans, University of British Columbia

9:00 am - 9:50 am $60

Ongoing research into what happens during sanding and surface prep will be revealed.

 

T04 
Trends in Cabinet Finishing 

Rob Penfold, Katilac Coatings

10:00 am - 10:50 am $60

 Examing trending Italian polyester finishes and a look at formaldehyde-free coating systems. The session will include a case study of a finishing operation.

 

 T09
Automation in Finishing Equipment

Andrew Scott

11:00 am – 11:50 am $60

Venjakob’s Andrew Scott takes a wide-ranging look at how far finishing automation has come.

 

NOV2NL
Nov 2 Luncheon Address by Sylvain Garneau, Groupe Lacasse
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm $45.00 (Free with All-day Conference Pass)

CEO of one of Canada’s largest furniture manufactures talks about investment, productivity, and his role as first Canadian to chair the Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association. Luncheon is sponsored by ACIMALL, the Italian machinery manufacturers association. 

 

T03
Troubleshooting Finishing Problems
Moderated by Jason Chiu

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm $60

This final conference session of the track brings together presenters to answer your questions.. 

Attendees from both tracks then depart for the Pro-Ply Plant Tour

PT
Pro-Ply Custom Plywood Plant Tour
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm $60.00 (Free with All-day Conference Pass)

Visit the robotic operations of one of North America’s most automated plants, in nearby Brampton, Ontario.

 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m Free Reception – Commissary between Halls 1 & 2

Cabinet Production & Design - Thursday, Nov 2

T05
We Build Better Kitchen Cabinets and We Can Prove It!
Sandra Wood, Executive Director, CKCA and Sepp Gmeiner, Lignum Consulting

8:20 am - 9:00 am $60.00

CKCA re-launched its certification program in June 2017, setting an industry benchmark. Learn what is involved in certifying your products and how this valuable marketing tool can strengthen sales of Canadian-built kitchen cabinets.

 

T06
10 big productivity ideas for small budgets
Jim Lawrence, Avondale Cabinets

9:00 am - 9:50 am $60.00

Voluble and insightful, popular presenter Lawrence walks you through practical advice that can make any show more productive.

 

T10

Marriage of Design & Automation – Software Today
Moderated by Harry Urban

10:00 am - 10:50 am $60.00

A look at the state of cabinet design software with examples drawn from the show floor.

 

T07
Your face, my face, snap face -The World of Social Media
Denis Staples, Deslaurier Custom Cabinets

11:00 am - 11:50 am $60.00

Deslaurier Cabinets president and author Denis Staples gets on choosing the right platforms, retaining followers and keeping them engaged, and using analytics to your advantage.

 

NOV2NL
Nov 2 Luncheon Address by Sylvain Garneau, Group Lacasse
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm $45.00 (Free with All-day Conference Pass

CEO of one of Canada’s largest furniture manufactures talks about investment, productivity, and his role as first Canadian to chair the Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association.

 

T08
Keys to Advanced Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing
Luke Elias, President, Muskoka Cabinet Co.

1:20 pm – 2:15 pm $60.00

Automated Part Processing, sorting and tracking using Robotics, AGV’s, RFID and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems.

Attendees from both tracks then depart for the Pro-Ply Plant Tour

 

PT
Pro-Ply Custom Plywood Plant Tour
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm $60.00 (Free with All-day Conference Pass

Visit the robotic operations of one of North America’s most automated plants in nearby Brampton, Ontario.

 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m Free Reception – Commissary between Halls 1 & 2

 Trends in Panel & Hardware - Friday, Nov 3

F04
Understanding the new NAAWS Manual

Nick Anastas, AWMACS

9:00 am - 9:50 am $60.00

Learn what’s in the new architectural millwork standards, and why AWMACS felt new standards needed to be developed.

 

F01
Panel Primer: What Woodworkers Should Know

Mike Rolston, Uniboard Canada

10:00 am - 10:50 am $60.00

Fundamentals on classic panels covers performance capability

 

F09

Machining Materials – Moderated by Bill Esler

11:00 am - 11:55 am $60.00

We’ll look at new demands on machining workpieces to meet requirements of trends like zero joint edgebanding, plus the new generations of smart and silent tooling. Presenters include representatives from Biesse and Leuco. 

 

NOV3NL
Nov 3 Luncheon Address by Scott Hodson, Superior Cabinets
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm $45.00 (Free with All-day Conference Pass)
Superior Cabinets, an Overnight Success the Making Decades in the Making - a story about Superior's turnaround, with lots of good lessons for success from Scott Hodson’s playbook.

 

F02
Panel Color & Surface Trends
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm $60.00

Drawing on designers from the International Centre showrooms, we’ll look at trending colors and finishes in panel from suppliers at WMS.

 

F03
Fastening Systems Innovations: Hardware Trends Roundup.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm $60.00

Next generation fasteners, new cabinetry storage solutions, and functional hardware developments at WMS

Woodshop Best Practices - Friday, Nov 3

 

F05
What to Charge: FDMC Pricing Study
Will Sampson, FDMC Magazine

9:00 am - 9:50 am $60.00

The latest data that continues to show wide variances in what cabinetmakers charge for identical projects.

 

F06
Kick Ass Lean 
Brad Cairns, Center for Lean Learning

10:00 am - 10:50 am $60.00

Lean fanatic Brad Cairns, who also owns Signature Wood Systems, brings his infectious energy to this session that underscores the value of lean management.

 

F07
Lean Principles in Action: Panel Discussion
Mike Baker, Blue Water Wood Alliance

11:00 am - 11:55 am $60.00

The Bluewater Wood Alliance and its members are working hard to promote adopt Lean Principles in their organizations. Come to hear real-life case studies from the manufacturers themselves, and also commentary from the experts.  Also come with your questions for these companies as they will share their journey: the good, the bad, and the challenges!  Panel members:
 
Mike Vokes, Vokes Furniture
Mike Clare, Diamond CNC
Chris Martin, Horizon Coatings
Sepp Gmeiner, Lignum Consulting
Brad Cairns, Centre for Lean Learning
 
 

 

NOV3NL
Nov 3 Nov 2 Luncheon Address by Scott Hodson, Superior Cabinets
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm $45.00 (Free with All-day Conference Pass)
The reinvention of Superior Cabinets is one of the great business stories of Canada.

 

F08
Industry 4.0 Update
Sepp Gmeiner, Lignum Consulting

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm $60.00

Called the Next Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 links workers, customers, sales, and manufacturing in a seamless and productive network.

 

F10
New Technology in 2017 at WMS  
Panel Presentation

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm $60.00

We’re inviting WMS exhibitors to present new technologies that debuted in 2017.

 

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TCFS
Nov 1 Taurus Craco Finishing Symposium
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  $49.00

Programmed by the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, this offsite, pre-show event will focus on sanding and surface preparation for finishes of all types.  

 

PT
Nov 2 Pro-Ply Custom Plywood Plant Tour*
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm $60.00

Visit the robotic operations of one of North America’s most automated plants.

 

NOV2NL
Nov 2 Luncheon Address by Sylvain Garneau, Groupe Lacasse*
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm $45.00

CEO of one of Canada’s largest furniture manufactures talks about investment, productivity, and his role as first Canadian to chair the Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association.

 

NOV3NL
Nov 3 Luncheon Address by Scott Hodson, Superior Cabinets*
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm $45.00
The reinvention of Superior Cabinets is one of the great business stories of Canada.

*Plant Tour, Lunches included with full-day Conference Pass