|W&WP July 2000
Can't find enough good help? Seeking ways to add more value (and profit) to your products? Searching for that machine or method that will give your firm a competitive edge?
Look no further than Atlanta and the International Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Supply Fair. With more than 1,250 companies set to display their products and services Aug. 24-27, IWF 2000 promises to have something for everybody - from the aspiring custom cabinet shop to the Steelcases, Merillats and Sauders of the world.
This said, it's no surprise that IWF's greatest lure to woodworkers is the hundreds of basic and advanced woodworking machines that will be under power at the Georgia World Congress Center and adjacent Georgia Dome. Nowhere else in the Western Hemisphere can woodworkers evaluate and compare as many models of equipment in the course of four days.
As a bonus, IWF is a major forum for the discussion of new concepts and developments in the industry - from powder coating MDF to the use of barcodes and workcells to streamline operations. Plus, woodworkers can examine hundreds of cutting tools and see demonstrations of dozens of design and manufacturing software packages.
Complementing the more than 700,000 net square feet of product displays are eight seminars that address important industry issues. For example, the Wood Component Manufacturers Assn. is cosponsoring a session on "How to Become an Employer of Choice." Wood & Wood Products, meanwhile, is cosponsoring a session with the equally timely title, "Profiting Through Automation."
Easy-mounting hardware and long-life sandpaper represent two more examples of IWF products that can help reduce labor or downtime and increase productivity. Also on hand at IWF 2000 will be products that can enhance the beauty or functionality of products. Among them are decorative hardware, veneers and laminates; pull-outs for cabinets and case goods; and finishing materials.
Your Search Starts Here
The August issues of W&WP and sister publication, Custom Woodworking Business, will also include IWF 2000 preview coverage. In addition, W&WP and CWB will distribute Industrial Strength Woodworking, a special tabloid edition, at IWF.
Visit Our Booth, Win a T-Shirt
Looking for another incentive to visit us at IWF? Stop by our booth and try your luck to win a free Industrial Strength Woodworking T-shirt. While you're at it, tell us what you like or don't like about our magazines, and most importantly how we can serve your needs better.
See you there.
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