MANHEIM, Pa. –Wood Pro Expo drew larger first-day attendance than the event a year ago in Lancaster, according to show management.

WPE is being held October 18 and 19 in Spooky Nook Sports, the country’s largest indoor sports complex. The exhibit floor is part of a large building, including soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, and an adjoining hotel, The Warehouse at the Nook.

Attendees can preregister or simply come directly to WPE on Friday, October 19, the last day of the event. See

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn as well as take in almost 12,000 square feet of exhibits. More than 740 attendees have pre-registered for Wood Pro Expo Lancaster.  This represents a 30 percent increase in preregistration numbers compared to last year’s event, also held in Lancaster.

Still to come, Gene Wengert, the Wood Dr., will headline Friday (October 19) of Wood Pro Expo with his opening keynote, The Wood Doctor is in. His presentation will address the changes in the industry and their effects on the typical woodworker's business.

Lean expert Mike Roth, returns to Wood Pro Expo Lancaster to conduct a two-part workshop titled, “Jump-Starting Your Lean Journey,” on October 19. Roth's session will address implementing lean management with any sized business.

New this year for Wood Pro Expo Lancaster is an expanded conference schedule that includes the WPE Running Machine program. The program is aimed at giving participants a comprehensive understanding of the machines and systems on display.

Finishing and respiratory equipment distributor, Grapek Bates, will demonstrate its products in action. Another exhibitor, Ellert Equipment, will be offer hands-on finishing advice. Also Felder will offer a demonstration based on the question, “What is the best shop setup, Jointer-Planer or Jointer And Planer?”

Other Wood Pro Expo Lancaster exhibitors participating in the Running Machine Program include Wurth Group (Big Machines or Small Machines, which one will work for you?)  and RT Machine (Lock Miter - Stronger Together, RT Machine demonstrates precision miter joints).


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