wms 2015

Toronto Wood Machinery Show Busy to the Closing Bell

TORONTO - It was tough to end the Toronto Woodworking Machinery and Supply Expo Saturday as attendees hung out in clusters in booths. Exhibiting companies increased a dramatic 23 percent from the previous show at the International Centre in Mississauga, an industrial suburb at the edge of the city within where the Toronto airport is located.By the NumbersRegistered Attendees: 4,000Exhibitor Personnel: 1,400Brands Exhibited: 260+Product Categories: 50Countries Represented: 35

Canada Moves Up to Global Wood Industry Leader at WMS 2015

The Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo 2015 opens this morning, with more than 250 companies represented at Toronto's International Centre exhibition hall, and a full-day conference session highlighting new technology and materials developments, many making their North American debut. The show runs Nov. 5-7, and opens at 10:00 a.m. each day.

Cefla Finishing Group Expands Sales Team in Canada

Cefla Finishing, a global supplier of finishing, decorating and digital printing technology for woodworking and other industries, has hired Sales Area Manager Joe Sanders to work with customers and prospects in Quebec, the Canadian Maritimes and British Columbia.

Avondale Kitchen's Big Marketing on Small Budgets: Free at WMS 2015

Avondale Kitchen & Bath's Jim Lawrence presents lots of low-cost and even no-cost marketing ideas, many of which may surprise you. Lawrence is a master at increasing sales from the same amount of employee time. He'll share techniques for findiing more business in your own backyard. Hear his free presentation Nov. 7 at the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo, November 6 at Toronto's International Centre.

Marie-France Lalonde To Open WMS 2015 in Toronto Nov. 5

At WMS 2015, Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure (Economic Development), will officiate at opening ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. on November 5. PA Lalonde will be introduced by Sue Ravenscraft, VP Vance Publishing, which operates the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo under Vance Canada. WMS 2015 runs Nov. 5-7 at the International Centre.

Social Media Marketing to Grow Business: Free at WMS 2015

Darrell Keezer, founder Candybox Marketing, brings his tutorial on Social Media Marketing to WMS 2015 Nov. 6. Keezer, author of '37 Ways Your Website Died,' is founder of Candybox Marketing, a digital agency that helps businesses generate new customers using social media, search engines and creating websites that convert.

Profit Boosting Benefits of Association Membership: Free at WMS 2015

Profit-boosting ideas and valuable networking can feed innovation at your woodworking business - when you tap into your peers. Association membership is the key to doing it, and this free session Nov. 6 from 2:00 to 2:45 at WMS 2015 in Toronto will review the basic benefits of belonging to a professional association like AWMAC and the CKCA, along with specific programs and services that each Association has to offer. And it's a chance to meet your peers in the audience.

WMS Show Brings Wood Industry 4.0 to North America

Industry 4.0, the long-term full factory automation strategy that was the talk of LIGNA 2015, will also be among the major themes for conference sessions at the 2015 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, says Bill Esler, program coordinator for the event. Held November 5-7 during Canada's largest woodworking industry show, it will be the first North American event to include a focus on Industry 4.0.