LANCASTER -- Plans are underway for the 2019 version of Wood Pro Expo Lancaster to be held October 17-18 at the same venue, Warehouse at the Nook. According to Show Manager, Lewis Goldman, Wood Pro Expo Lancaster 2018 was a success on all levels with attendees and exhibitors.  Goldman said the floorplan will be increased by 25% to accommodate the 2019 event.

Wood Pro Expo Lancaster's two-day run October 18-19 drew nearly 700 attendees and attracted more than 65 exhibitors in 12,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. According to Goldman, feedback from attendees and exhibitors will be evaluated to make the 2019 event even better. "Educational features such as the Running Machinery Program and our classroom sessions and keynotes are very important to us," he said.

According to a recently conducted survey of 2018 Wood Pro Expo Lancaser attendees 84% said they would attend a Wood Pro Expo event in the future. Here are some other Wood Pro Expo Lancaster attendee demographics:

  • 80.5% have been in the industry for more than 10 years and another 13% have been in the industry for at least a year
  • More than 50% drove 25-100 miles to attend the event
  • 97.5 % either specify, recommend or are the final decision-maker on purchasing for their company

FDMC editor, Will Sampson, was a keynote at Wood Pro Expo Lancaser 2018.

Wood Pro Expo is a regional event for woodworking businesses that brings together suppliers and experts for a localized presentation of equipment and supply solutions. WPE includes a strong educational program on best practices for shop production - including CNC basics, employee recruitment, finishing, lean manufacturing, business management, software, and shop safety - and an expo floor with equipment and supplies geared to small and medium-size shops. The next Wood Pro Expo will be held in Charlotte March 6-8, 2019.  The event is co-located with the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo.

For more information about the next Lancaster Wood Pro Expo go to Wood Pro Expo Lancaster.

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