Six Big Hardware Firms Set to Exhibit at WMS 2013

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 03/31/2013 7:35PM


MISSISSAUGA (TORONTO) – Six of Canada’s largest sources of decorative and functional hardware will exhibit at the 2013 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo, Oct. 24-26 at the International Centre.

Blum Canada Logo
Grass Canada Logo
Hettich Canada Logo
McFaddens Logo
RIchelieu Hardware Logo
Salice Canada Logo

Blum, Grass, Hettich, McFaddens, Richelieu and Salice will all have a significant presence at WMS 2013. Each of these renown companies will showcase new products, including many introduced at interzum in Cologne, Germany, in May.

"As Canada's premier woodworking show, Blum is anxiously looking forward to this fall's WMS,” said Kevin Tratt, general manager of Blum Canada. “The WMS is our opportunity to show our commitment to the industry and the forum to show off our newest ideas."

“Hettich Canada takes great pride in supporting the woodworking industry through our work with all related trade associations and events and we are pleased to announce that we will, as we have for more than the past 30 years, participate in the 2013 WMS Expo,” said Mike Squizzato, president of Hettich Canada LP. “With economic activity expected to continue to increase in 2013, we see the WMS as a premier event to bring industry experts from all areas of the woodworking world in Canada together to continue a long-standing commitment that builds on Canada’s successful partnerships in both manufacturing and supply.”

“The WMS show is a great opportunity for furniture manufacturers to experience the latest advances in hardware,” said Ralf Hauk, operations manager for Grass Canada. “Grass Canada is excited to use this opportunity to exhibit an extensive array of innovative movement systems made in Germany and Austria. This event gives us the chance to welcome visiting customers and thank them for their loyalty. It is also an occasion to introduce ourselves to companies eager to learn more about our product. We are looking forward to a very special and exciting show.”

WMS will feature Canada’s largest exhibition of woodworking machinery, software, hardware, components and other products. More than 5,000 woodworking professionals, including those involved in the manufacture of furniture, cabinet and millwork are expected to attend the show.

In addition, the 2013 edition of WMS will include a conference program focusing on business and technical topics for wood products managers and owners, plus special demonstrations.

WMS 2013 Hardware Exhibit The International Centre is located a short drive from Pearson International Airport and includes thousands of free parking spaces. Hotels are plentiful and the allure of downtown Toronto is within a short commute after WMS show hours.

Learn more about WMS 2013 at

More Info
For additional information about exhibiting at WMS 2013, contact Rich Widick of Hall-Erickson Inc at; phone 866-967-2015 or 630-434-7779.

To be added to the WMS 2013 mailing list, contact Rich Christianson of Vance Communications Canada at or 847-415-8024.


About the Author

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 or follow him on Google+.

Read more of Rich Christianson's blogs.

Comments (0) Leave a comment 

e-Mail (required)


characters left


Search our database for woodworking equipment, supplies and services:

Select a category:

Feedback Form
Feedback Form