Wood Pro Expo Lancaster exhibitor sales heat up
Wood Pro Expo Lancaster

Fully 94.0% of attendees play a role in the purchase process; 70.7% are the final decision maker.   

MANHEIM, Pa. — There’s good news for woodworking professionals in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Wood Pro Expo Lancaster (WPEL), a one-stop shop for everything woodworking, is seeing booth sales take off. More exhibitors, translates to more products, demos, and networking opportunities for attendees at the Oct. 24-25 event.

“Our expo floor is developing nicely,” said Lewis Goldman, managing partner of the two-day taking place at Spooky Nook Sports. “We continue to experience an excellent exhibitor return rate year after year, plus we will have many first-time exhibitors. We believe that the industry, both sellers and buyers, understand this is an important event for professionals, not a consumer show.

“Attendees know that they can expect to find a well-rounded group of machinery and supply manufacturers and distributors who will showcase the latest innovations and resources on the show floor. Exhibitors know that our easy-in, easy-out venue, conveniently located in the breadbasket of the wood industry, will attract a diversified audience of professional owners and managers representing small, medium and large woodworking businesses. Our regional focus ensures targeted exposure that generates leads and sales.”

The WPEL attendee base is made up of serious professionals. According to a previous post-show survey, 94.0% of attendees play a role in the purchase process; 70.7% are the final decision maker.   

The survey also revealed that residential and commercial cabinets, 46.0%, followed by custom woodwork, 20.5%, and architectural woodwork, 9.3%, are the top products manufactured by WPEL attendees. 

The WPEL floor plan includes special exhibit packages offering free compressed air and electricity discounts, for a pair of machinery pavilions. They include:

  • The Running Machine Pavilion, limited to six exhibitors of CNC machines, edgebanders and other large woodworking equipment, provides each participating company with two exclusive demonstration times each day. These scheduled demonstrations are promoted in Woodworking Network newsletters and in the show program.
  • The Classic Machine Pavilion, dedicated to showcasing standard production floor equipment, provides a 20 x 20 booth for a maximum three exhibitors. 

For more information about reserving a booth space and visit the Exhibitor section of woodproexpolancaster.com or contact Lewis Goldman at [email protected]; phone 800-969-2212. 

About Wood Pro Expo Lancaster  
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 industrial woodworking equipment and supplies mainly geared to small and medium-sized shops. The 2024 edition of Wood Pro Expo Lancaster takes place Oct. 24-25 at the Spooky Nook Sports/Warehouse Hotel at the Nook in Manheim (Lancaster County), Pa. 

To learn more about Wood Pro Expo Lancaster exhibiting opportunities, including the Running Machine Program, Classic Machine Pavilion, and more, contact Lewis Goldman at [email protected] or 800-969-2212.

Visit woodproexpolancaster.com

Wood Pro Expo 2024 Exhibitor Prospectus

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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.