“Obviously there is nothing that exactly fits the void that the IWF cancellation has created though we continue to connect with customers and the industry as a whole virtually and in person,” said Christian Smedberg, marketing coordinator for Weinig Holz-Her. “All of our showrooms in the US remain open for in-person meetings, demos, trainings, etc. We also have harnessed the technology of the day to bring those types of events to customers virtually.”
In the void created by IWF’s cancellation, Weinig Holz-Her has announced its own major event. “We will hold our “ReTool Tour” event the week of IWF. This tour will consist of five one-day events throughout the country where participents can attend virtually via Live Stream or In-Person,” Smedberg said.
As part of the ReTool Tour, the company will show new products it would have debuted at IWF, including an edgebander return conveyor, a new wood scanning solution that utilizes AI, a new high-speed moulder and in-feed system. “These will still be on display in our showrooms and will be demo’d during the Re-Tool Tour,” he said.
The ReTool Tour will feature five events in five states from coast to coast over the course of five days with accompanying livestreams for maximum access. The first event will be Monday, August 24, in Miami, Florida. The next day, the tour goes to Mooresville, North Carolina. From there it is on to an event in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Wednesday, August 26. The fourth event will be august 27, in West Jordan, Utah. The ReTool Tour wraps up on Friday, August 28 at Anaheim, California. Details will be announced later.
“We are always looking to partner with our customers as they re-tool and improve their production,” said Smedberg. “We do this in a number of different ways including on-site consultations, machine demonstrations, proof of concept activities, etc. We realize that no two shops are the same nor are their machine applications. Therefore, we strategize with our customers using the before mentioned methods in order to provide the best solution.”
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