A bustling International Woodworking Fair found booths filling rapidly with avid attendees wanting a look at the saltiest technologies. In the case of some a few extremely popular devices, the experience was not so different from try to get a bartender's attention during happy hour.

"The doors opened at 8:30, and I don't know how they did it but by 8:31 they were filling our booth," said Stiles Machinery president Christian Vollmer. During a press conference, Vollmer said custom and prospect lead activity was running in line with IWF show management predictions, a brisk 30 percent ahead of the 2014 edition of the show. 

IWF opened with an incredibly strong start yesterday, as over 1,080 exhibitors showcased the latest woodworking technology and machinery. The show is expected to surge in attendance on its second day. 
Attendees will see the latest in technology, materials, and more, across giant halls A and B. New products reports are being posted in the Woodworking Network IWF Products,  and IWF News and IWF Video channels.

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