At WMS, Canadian Woodworking Market Flexes Its Muscles

By Karen Koenig | Posted: 10/28/2013 2:30PM


Crowds stream onto the exhibit floor on the second day of WMS. Watch the video. TORONTO - The successful conclusion of the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS) reflects the strength of the Canadian woodworking market, and the continued determination of the wood products manufacturers to improve their productivity and profitability.

Thousands of Canadian woodworkers, including those involved in the manufacture of cabinets, residential and office furniture, and fixtures, streamed steadily through the halls at the International Centre in Mississauga (Toronto). WMS, Canada's largest woodworking show WMS, took place Oct. 24-26.

A number of new products and offerings by approximately 250 compaies were on display at the biennial woodworking show, including high-tech and standard equipment, hardware offerings, panel products and components.

View the slideshow with scenes from WMS.

Click here to see additional pictures from WMS.

WMS was preceded by the Wood Tech Summit Leadership Conference, an all day seminar highlighting the best practices from some of Canada's leading manufacturers.


About the Author

Karen M. Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 25 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As Editor-in-Chief of Woodworking Network magazine (formerly Wood & Wood Products), Karen’s primary responsibilities include spearheading the writing, editing and coordinating of the editorial content of the publication, along with the Red Book resource guide and the Red Book online source and supply directory ( She is also a frequent contributor to other Woodworking Network online and print media. She can be reached at or Google+.

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