Veteran woodworker Will Sampson, editor of FDMC magazine and widely known for his In the Shop demos and the annual FDMC Pricing Survey, will keynote the show with his presentation, "Seven Ways Woodworkers Can Improve Their Businesses."
While big national shows are structured for national distributors, Wood Pro Expo concentrates on local access to resources for professional woodworking businesses. Up to 70 exhibitors of equipment and supplies for finishing, solid wood, panel, benchtop and floor machines, as well as software for both business and production design are typical at the show. Presentations and exhibitors will touch on many key concerns for professional woodworkers, including:
- CNC Basics
- Employee Recruiting & Retention
- Lean Manufacturing
- Business Management
- Software for Wood Product Manufacturing
- Shop Safety