MANHEIM, Pa. -- Registration is now open for Wood Pro Expo Lancaster (WPE) 2022 to be held Oct. 13-14 at the Spooky Nook Sports Center/Warehouse at the Nook.
WPE is a unique regional marketing place for woodworking professionals. The annual show is located in the center of the Mid-Atlantic region in one of the most robust sectors for wood product manufacturing in the country.
More than half of the those who attended WPE 2021 represent companies that manufacture residential and/or commercial cabinets. Fully 94% of the 2021 attendees have either direct purchasing authority or at the very least have a role in specifying products for their companies.
The WPE 2022 show floor will feature a full complement of woodworking machinery, software, cutting tools, wood products, cabinet hinges and slides, and more. The exhibition includes the ever-popular Running Machine Program (RMP). The RMP consists of scheduled demonstrations of technology including CNC nesting routers, edgebanders, and other technologies. The Classic Machine Pavilion is back this year following its successful introduction at WPE 2021.
The tradeshow is augmented by up to two days of optional classroom learning through the partnership of FDMC and the Cabinet Makers Association.
Thursday, Oct. 13
10 a.m. -10:55 a.m. -- The Wood Doctor Is in, presented by Dr. Eugene Wengert, renown wood authority and FDMC columnist
11 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. -- Getting Started in the Closets Market, presented bu Leland Thomasset, Taghkanic Woodworking/Pawling Closets
Noon – 1 p.m. -- Free Keynote: Path to Professionalism in Woodworking, presented by Will Sampson, editorial director, FDMC
2 p.m. -- Live WWN Podcast from the floor -- FDMC Editorial Director Will Sampson interviews Nick Stoltzfus, CEO of Keystone Wood Specialties
Friday, Oct. 14
10 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. -- Finishing Update: New and Current Coating Technologies and Supply Chain Challenges presented by Les Smith, national sales executive, Diamond Vogel Industrial Wood Coatings
11 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. -- Profit First for Cabinetmakers: Guarantee Profit from Your Cabinet Shop, presented by Gregory Paolini, director of operations for Gregory Paolini Design
Noon – 1 p.m. -- Free Keynote: What’s Wrong with Pricing in Woodworking, presented by Will Sampson, editorial director, FDMC.
About Wood Pro Expo
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 and business management. The expo features a wide variety of equipment and supplies mainly geared to small and medium-size shops. The 2022 edition of Wood Pro Expo Lancaster takes place Oct. 13-14 at the Spooky Nook Sports Center/Warehouse at the Nook in Manheim (Lancaster County), Pa. For information visit woodproexpolancaster.com.
For exhibitor information contact Lewis Goldman at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 800-969-2212.
More upcoming Woodworking Network events
Executive Briefing Conference (EBC), Sept 15-17, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), Oct. 27-29, Centrexpo Cogeco, Drummondville, Quebec.
Wood Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS), Nov. 2-4, 2023, International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario.
Closets Conference & Expo co-located with Wood Pro Expo Florida, April 12-14, 2023, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Fla.
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