LINCOLNSHIRE, IL - Hall-Erickson has been selected by Vance Publishing to manage two leading woodworking events. Both events were recently purchased by Vance from Reed Exhibitions Canada. The Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS), held in Toronto in odd years, was ranked #12 in the Canadian Top 50 in 2005. It is currently Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), held recently in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, will also rank in the Top 50. 
 
"Hall-Erickson is a partner that has proven they possess the expertise to reach our aggressive goals for growth" said Harry Urban, Senior Vice President of Vance Publishing. "We are excited to build upon the strengths of these two events through our strategic focus in the woodworking market place." 
 
"We are pleased that Vance values our relationship and wants to expand our responsibilities to include these events," said Hall-Erickson, Vice President Paul Graller. Hall-Erickson will provide exhibit sales and operations, attendee marketing, and conference management. Hall-Erickson currently manages Closets & Home Organization Conference & Expo and the Texas Woodworking Show featuring the Cabinet Conference for Vance Publishing. 
 
Hall-Erickson, Inc. is a leading exposition management company that provides tradeshow, conference and event management services to associations and publications. Hall-Erickson's mission is to produce successful events with an uncompromising commitment to professionalism, integrity, and quality. Founded in 1952, Hall-Erickson's roots trace back to the 1930's in Chicago. Hall-Erickson currently manages exhibitions and conferences in various industries in exhibit facilities across the country, including 4 Tradeshow Week "Top 200" events. These events range in size from 20,000 to 600,000 net square feet and are attended by more than 300,000 people from around the world. For more information, please visit www.heiexpo.com or call 800.752.6312. 
 
Vance Publishing Corp. is headquartered in Lincolnshire, IL, with offices in Lenexa, KS and St. Louis, MO. Since its founding in 1937, Vance Publishing has been a recognized leader in business information, communications and exhibitions. The company serves select business-to-business markets with more than 20 magazines, several exhibitions, a host of newsletters, Web offerings, and data products, as well as custom media products. 

Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.