Wood Pro Expo Lancaster 2022 launches Thursday
Wood Pro Expo Lancaster

WPE Lancaster is the largest industrial woodworking show and conference in the Northeast.

MANHEIM, Pa. – A full range of woodworking equipment and supplies, including many introduced at the recent International Woodworking Fair, will be presented at Wood Pro Expo Lancaster

The two-day event, which also features a variety of classroom and on-the-show-floor educational opportunities, takes place Oct. 13-14 at Spooky Nook Sports and the Warehouse on the Nook.

WPE Lancaster is the largest industrial woodworking show and conference in the Northeast. This year’s edition features more than 65 manufacturers and distributors of woodworking machinery, software, cutting tools, finishing equipment and materials, hardware, lumber, and much more. 

The WPE Lancaster show floor will once again be anchored by the ever-popular Running Machine Program (RMP) plus the newer Classic Machines Pavilion. Learn more.

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The RMP will include scheduled demonstrations of CNC nesting machines presented by experts of CNC Factory and NewCNC, plus participation by Felder and RT Machine.

The Classic Machines Pavilion will feature equipment from Blue Ball Machine, Martin's Woodworking Machinery and Quality Packaging Products. Among the pavilion highlights, Martin's will showcase the Northtech iDovetail, winner of a 2022 IWF Challengers Award.

Classroom presentations and free keynotes
Each morning of WPE Lancaster includes a pair of educational seminars.

On Thursday, Oct. 13, popular FDMC columnist Dr. Eugene Wengert will address common challenges facing the wood products industry in his presentation, “The Wood Doctor Is in.” Then, Leland Thomasset, owner of Taghkanic Woodworking and Pawling Closet, will present “Getting Started in the Closets Market.”

The Friday, Oct. 14 conference sessions include “The New ‘NORMAL’ in Finishing: New and Current Coating Technologies and Supply Chain Challenges," presented by Leslie Smith, national sales executive of Diamond Vogel Industrial Wood Coatings. Smith will be followed by a session led by Gregory Paolini, director of operations for Gregory Paolini Design entitled, “Profit First for Cabinetmakers: Guarantee Profit from Your Cabinet Shop.”

Free keynote presentations by FDMC Editorial Director Will Sampson are also on tap each day of the show. Sampson will address the Path to Woodworking Professionalism on Thursday, Oct. 13 and Pricing Problems on Friday, Oct. 14.

View entire WPE Lancaster Conference agenda.

The two-day event is preceded by a tour of three area woodworking facilities organized by the Cabinet Makers Association on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

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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-sized 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 [email protected] or phone 800-969-2212. 

More upcoming Woodworking Network events
Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), Oct. 27-29, Centrexpo Cogeco, Drummondville, Quebec.

Closets Conference & Expo co-located with Wood Pro Expo Florida, April 12-14, 2023, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS), Nov. 2-4, 2023, International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario.



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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.