Akhurst Machinery Hosts 75th Anniversary Party at WMS 2013

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 11/13/2013 9:52AM


TORONTO - Akhurst Machinery, one of Canada's most recognizable names for woodworking equipment, continued its year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary by throwing a grand party during the 2013 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS 2013).

click image to zoomAkhurst 75th Anniversary Party at WMS 2013Ryan Akhurst, marketing manager of Akhurst Machinery, addresses revelers at the company's 75th anniversary reception during the 2013 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo in Toronto. The reception held Friday, Oct. 25 following the second and busiest day of WMS 2013 at the International Centre, brought together a strong contingent of Akhurst’s vendors, customers and other well wishers.

Akhurst Machinery was founded in 1938 by William (W.A.) Akhurst and has grown to become one of North America’s largest independent woodworking equipment distributors. Ryan Akhurst, marketing manager and a fourth generation member of the Akhurst family involved in running the business, thanked everyone in attendance for their support and said he looks forward to helping usher in the next 75 years of the company’s growth and evolution.


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Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at rchristianson@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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