New venue announced for Wood Pro Expo's return to Lancaster in 2018
December 20, 2017 | 2:32 pm CST
LANCASTER, Pa. – After a successful run in October 2017, Wood Pro Expo will return to Lancaster October 18-19, 2018 at a new larger venue, the Warehouse at the Nook. The first Wood Pro Expo held at the Lancaster Host exhibit hall in October 2017 drew a larger crowd than past Wood Pro Expos in Baltimore and the event management said participants were pleased with the result.  
“We sold out our Wood Pro Expo exhibit space at the Lancaster location this year, and we drew more attendees than the previous two events in Baltimore,” said Tim Fixmer, CEO of CCI Media, the parent company of Woodworking Network and FDMC Magazine, which operates the show.  "The Lancaster area is an important one for Wood Pro Expo so we needed a bigger facility to house it."
Aerial View of Warehouse at the Nook, WPE Lancaster's new home
In addition to more exhibits, Fixmer said the next Wood Pro Expo in Lancaster will deliver the same high-quality educational sessions that are a hallmark of the event.  Planning for education sessions is currently underway.  Past topics included management themes such as lean, best practices and worker retention.  Sessions devoted to practical woodworking solutions are also planned.
WPE Show manager, Lewis Goldman, said the October 2018 event will be an even better opportunity to bring the industry together in a larger venue.  "It's a great chance for the Lancaster area woodworking industry to convene and see more innovative machines, products and materials. Just as important, WPE will again provide high quality education and networking opportunities," said Goldman.
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, and now moves to Charlotte on February 14-16, 2018 prior to its next run in Lancaster.
For more information contact Lewis Goldman

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Harry Urban is the publisher of  the Woodworking Network.  Urban has more than 30 years of experience in business-to-business publishing, trade shows and conferences. He has travelled extensively throughout North America and overseas visiting and reporting on major manufacturing facilities and trade shows.