ANAHEIM, CA -- AWFS Fair 2013, in keeping with the recent spate of good economic news for the woodworking industry, saw a rise in attendance and exhibiting companies.

According to the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers, AWFS Fair 2013 expanded as the show hosted 9,150 registered attendees and nearly 13,500 total participants with 503 exhibiting companies occupying 11% more floor space than 2011.

"This is the first time since 2005 that our trade show expanded in all categories including buyer and exhibitor attendance, total number of exhibiting companies, exhibit space sold, and seminar attendance," said Angelo Gangone, AWFS Executive VP. 

"It is a very positive sign for our industry as early indications strongly suggest this trend will continue for our 2015 show."

AWFS Fair 2015 is scheduled for July 22-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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