Lancaster, PA -- Registration is now open for Wood Pro Expo Lancaster to be held October 18-19 at the Warehouse at the Nook in Manheim, PA. The two-day event will feature more exhibitors in a new and larger exhibit hall. Complementing WPE Lancaster are educational sessions from noteworthy industry experts, free morning keynotes, show floor running machinery and equipment demonstrations, and the Best in Wood Awards reception.
"We are excited about our move to the Warehouse at the Nook,” said Tim Fixmer, CEO of CCI Media, the parent company of Woodworking Network and FDMC Magazine, which operates the show. "The Lancaster area is an important one for Wood Pro Expo so we needed a bigger facility to house it."
WPE Show manager, Lewis Goldman, said the October 2018 event will be an even better opportunity to bring the industry together in a larger venue. "It's a great chance for the Lancaster area woodworking industry to convene and see more innovative machines, products and materials. Just as important, WPE will again provide high quality education and networking opportunities," said Goldman.
Click HERE to register for Wood Pro Expo Lancaster.
About Wood Pro Expo
Wood Pro Expo is a regional show for woodworking businesses bringing suppliers and experts together for a localized presentation of equipment and supply solutions. In each city where it takes place, it includes a strong educational program on best practices for shop production, and as well as an expo oriented to equipment and supplies geared to small and medium size shops, including CNC basics, employee recruitment, finishing, lean manufacturing, business management, software, and shop safety.
Launched in 2014 in Baltimore, the show moved in October 2017 to Lancaster. Wood Pro Expo is also held annually in Charlotte, NC.
Wood Pro Expo Lancaster Education Schedule at a glance:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
Free Keynote -- Will Sampson: Solving the Pricing Puzzle 2018
Are you charging the right price for your work? FDMC editor, Will Sampson, takes you inside the results of the 2018 FDMC Pricing Survey
Hire and keep the best workforce you ever had
A millennial himself, Greg Pilotti, will connect you to the incoming generation of woodworkers.
Path to Professionalism
FDMC editor, Will Sampson, shares what he has learned from visiting hundreds of shops across North America. Aimed at woodworking businesses starting out or ones that still struggle from time to time.
Practical ideas for increasing yield from lumber
According to Dr. Gene Wengert, AKA the Wood Doctor, improvements in yield are often three times more important financially than savings in labor or machine costs.
What’s in your spray booth?
Bob Karmonick of Russell Plywood, discusses sanding and surface preparation, preparing the coatings, waterborne finishes and disposing of finishing materials.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
Free Keynote:The Wood Dr. is in
Dr. Eugene Wengert's wide-ranging presentation will address the changes in the industry and their effects on the typical woodworker's business. This is also your chance to stump the Wood Doctor!
Your Lean Journey Part 1
Mike Roth returns to Wood Pro Expo Lancaster with a two-part program: “Jump-Starting Your Lean Journey.” This two-session conference program will focus on implementing lean management in any sized business.
Mike Roth: Your Lean Journey Part 2
A continuation of lean principles discussed in Part 1, this session will offer a further examination of embracing lean and help you determine the next steps to take on your lean journey.
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