GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Stiles Machinery has announced their upcoming Global Production Experience in which a select group of manufacturing professionals will explore one of the fastest-growing markets for advanced manufacturing technology.

During this year’s Global Production Experience, set for April 15-20, 2018, Stiles will lead guests on a tour of the latest technology and automated production processes in China’s furniture manufacturing sector. This event is an opportunity for American manufacturing leaders to witness China’s innovative production trends for the retail, office and residential furniture industries.

“The Global Production Experience will allow manufacturers to compare the conventional wisdom they’ve read about in the press regarding China’s production processes, to what is happening on the ground,” says Doug Maat, director of strategic sales at Stiles. “Guests on this experience will gain a better understanding of what the global marketplace truly looks like, allowing them to form their own conclusions through exclusive access to China’s unique market.”

The event will include a behind-the-scenes look at high-level global business trends, tours of six industry-leading factories, cultural experiences, and networking opportunities with peers and other industry experts.

Stiles recognizes that as the demand for mass customization continues to rise, the need for advanced technology and automation is crucial to the success of manufacturing industries around the world, and China is on the forefront of this movement. For more information see

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