Wednesday, October 12
CMA Tour and Lunch -- A popular pre-show event, The Cabinet Makers Association will again conduct tours of Lancaster woodworking operations. Details to follow.
Thursday, October 13
10:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
The Wood Doctor Is in, Dr. Eugene Wengert -- Get a prescription from the industry consultant and popular FDMC columnist known as the Wood Doctor. Wengert will discuss how to survive and do even better than before in spite of today’s challenging wood availability, wood quality, economic conditions, employee issues, and more. His wide-ranging presentation will address the changes in the industry and what woodworking companies can do about them.
11:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
Getting Started in the Closets Market, Leland Thomasset, Taghkanic Woodworking/Pawling Closet
Thomasset will discuss his experiences in jumping into the lucrative closets and organized storage business.
Free Keynote: Path to Professionalism in Woodworking, Will Sampson, Editorial Director, FDMC, -- Don't make the same mistakes so many small shops do. You don't have to reinvent the wheel. Sampson, an entrepreneur and woodworking journalist, will share seven important tips to propel shops to success.
Live WWN Podcast from the Show Floor -- FDMC Editorial Director Will Sampson interviews Nick Stoltzfus, CEO of Keystone Wood Specialties.
Friday, October 14
10:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
The New “NORMAL” in Finishing: New and Current Coatings Technologies and Supply Chain Challenges, Les Smith, National Sales Executive, Diamond Vogel Industrial Wood Coatings -- The veteran finishing expert will discuss new and current coatings technologies and how to navigate supply chain challenges. Smith will also address the current and future labor market and how this will force shops to look at automated finish applications and newer finishing technology.
Profit First for Cabinetmakers: Guarantee Profit from Your Cabinet Shop, Gregory Paolini, Director of Operations for Gregory Paolini Design -- “Profit First” is a cash management system designed for small businesses. “The system is so simple, even I can follow it – and I have,” said Paolini. “Three years ago I began ‘Profit First’, and it has changed my life, and my business. My only regret is not starting sooner.” According to Paolini, the “Profit First” system guarantees that you will be profitable every quarter beginning today, through perpetuity.
Free Keynote: What's Wrong with Pricing in Woodworking? Will Sampson, Editorial Director, FDMC – -- After more than two decades of studying pricing in woodworking, Sampson has learned a thing or two about why pricing is so crazy and variable in this industry. Learn what to do and what not to do in pricing your work to guarantee profitability and marketability.