MANHEIM, PA -- 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. Show manager, Lewis Goldman, said the event was a success by all meaures. "Attendees were able to see a wide cross-section of supplies and equipment. Exhibitors reported that there expectations were met. Overall we had a 27% increase in registrants versus last year's show and that amounted to a 20% overall increase in attendance over 2017."
FDMC editor, Will Sampson, presented his popular 2018 Pricing Survey as the opening keynote for Wood Pro Expo Lancaster to nearly 100 attendees on October 18. Gene Wengert, aka the Wood Dr., also presented to a packed crowd of attendees in his opening keynote on the morning of October 19.
One of the highlights of the event was the presentation of the Best in Wood Awards. Winners of the 2018 Best In Wood competition were announced during a presentation on the first day of the show.
The contest, which is given annually, honors custom woodworkers for their outstanding craftsmanship.
The event was held at Spooky Nook Sports, the country’s largest indoor sports complex. The exhibit floor was part of a large building, including soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, and an adjoining hotel, The Warehouse at the Nook.
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, Pennsylvania as an annual event. Wood Pro Expo returns to Charlotte March 6-8, 2019 where it will co-locate with the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo.
Wood Pro Expo Lancaster will return October 17-18, 2019. For more information contact Lewis Goldman.
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