WPE Florida preview video: Raptor composite fasteners
February 5, 2023 | 1:01 pm CST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Utility Composites will demonstrate the versatility and durability of its Raptor family of composite staples, nails and specialty fasteners at Wood Pro Expo Florida, April 13-14.

The company says advantages of Raptor fasteners compared to their metal counterparts include:

  • The composite fasteners can be cut, sanded, sawed, and shaped without blade or sanding belt damage. This results in a savings of cost and time to replace damaged blades, router bits and sanding belts.
  • Raptor fasteners eliminate the need for clamping devices and time waiting for glue to dry, resulting in increased productivity. 
  • Raptor nails will never rust or corrode from exposure to stains or paints. Therefor they do not need to be countersunk into a material, which eliminates extra work and tool costs.

See Raptor composite fasteners at booth 108. Learn more at raptornails.com.

Raptor composite fasteners
Wood Pro Expo Florida

About the 2023 Closets Conference & Expo and Wood Pro Expo Florida
The annual Closets Conference & Expo is the only national event for all closet and home storage professionals. It is co-located with Wood Pro Expo Florida (WPE), a regional marketplace for woodworking professionals. The events are organized by Closets & Organized Storage and FDMC magazines respectively. Each is a distinct media brand of Woodworking Network. The twin-bill event is scheduled for April 12-14, 2023, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.


The Closets Expo and WPE each kick off with a separate full-day conference on April 12, followed by the two-day expo, April 13-14, featuring woodworking machinery, supplies, and components. Additional educational programming is offered on both days of the expo. Tours of local manufacturing plants and the popular Top Shelf Design Awards networking reception are also key features of the event.

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Laurel Didier, publisher of Closets & Organized Storage. For all other inquiries, contact Kim Lebel, show manager. 

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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.