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Manufacturing Day

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Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS 2017)
International Centre, Toronto

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Woodworking Network
Felder will be front and center at sold-out WPE Lancaster

LANCASTER, Pa. – Felder Group will be front and center at Wood Pro Expo as it moves to its new venue in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Felder will be exhibiting at Booth 201 at the woodworking exhibition.

Felder makes sliding table panel saws, table saws, jointers, planers, shapers, combination machines, CNC machining centers, edgebanders, widebelt sanders and many other machines. Felder Group USA is based not far from the Wood Pro Expo site, in New Castle, Delaware. The company also has showrooms in Dallas, West Sacramento and Anaheim.

A month before opening, Wood Pro Expo Lancaster has sold all its exhibit space. Show planners set-up a waiting list, as additional regional wood industry suppliers hope to squeeze into the October 19 - 20 event in Pennsylvania.

"It's a spectacular kick-off for the Lancaster show," said Tim Fixmer, CEO of Woodworking Network, the producers of the show. "We are working through the floor plan to see if we can make more space available."

The Wood Pro Expo will be held October 19 - 20 at the Lancaster Host Expo and Conference Center. Floor registration is $20. A woodworking educational series of eight sessions are scheduled, covering business management and wood fabrication topics, including finishing and lean management. Individual sessions cost $45, and a two-day package provides admission to three sessions for $75. To register, see

"We have room for attendees at the educational program," said Carroll Henning, marketing manager for Wood Pro Expo. "We have eight sessions over the two days covering everything from lean management to finishing to panel fabrication." All show registrants receive free admission to daily keynote sessions, kicking off October 19 with the opening keynote by FDMC magazine editor Will Sampson. 

The exhibitor list now includes 41 companies, though some additions may be added if planners find a way to expand over the next 30 days. 

Company/Booth No.

A & H Industries Inc. 133
A. Lewis Manufacturing 301
Bingaman & Son Lumber 123
C.H. Briggs 325
Cabinet Vision, Inc. 210
CCI Media, Cabinet Makers Association - CMA, Stevens 303
Charles G.G. Schmidt & Co, Inc. 324
DC Distributing 111
Ellert Equipment Corporation 313
EuroButt II 223
Felder Group USA 201
Fessenden Hall 211
Grapek Bates 115
Hermance Machine Company 206
Iron Bull 118
K P Walsh 327
Keystone Wood Specialties 101
Kreg Tools
Macoser, Inc. 306
Mozaik Software, Inc. 108
MT Tooling Co. 311
NRG Associates 225
Osborne Wood Products 205
O'Shea Lumber Co. 112
Panel/Wood Machinery, Inc. 323
Patrick Industries, Inc. 134
Plain Communities Business Exchange 309
QuickWood, LLC 122
Raptor Composite Fasteners 114
RT Machine Co. Inc. 217
RUF Briquetting Systems 124
Russell Plywood, Inc. 226
Seradex, Inc. 302
Specialty Paints & Coatings 130
Tilo Industries 107
Timesavers LLC 328
Weinig USA 326
Wurth Baer Supply Company 120
York Saw & Knife Co. 321

Wood Pro Expo is the regional show series that brings education, equipment, and supplies close to cabinetmakers and custom woodworking businesses around the country. It will include a strong educational program on best practices for shop production, and as well as an expo oriented to equipment and supplies geared to the small and medium size shops, including CNC basics, employee recruitment, finishing, lean manufacturing, business management, software, and shop safety.

Launched in 2014 in Baltimore, the show moved this year for the first time to Lancaster, and will appear in multiple cities in 2018, including Charlotte, North Carolina on February 15-16, 2018. 

Exhibitors who would like to reserve space for the Charlotte Show or for 2018 Lancaster event can contact Mike Litwicki at

Posted: 09/22/2017

Arauco taps MDF manager Al Murray for role of National Sales Manager - Particleboard
MARKHAM, Ont.- Arauco North America today named Al Murray National Sales Manager - Particleboard, according to Kevin Shotbolt, VP sales and marketing for the company.
Shotbolt, who is based in Markham, Ontario, said that in his new role, Murray will have sales responsibilities for Arauco's three US particleboard mills located in Albany, Ore.; Moncure, N.C.; and Bennettsville, S.C.; as well as the highly anticipated Grayling, Mich., particleboard and thermally-fused laminate (TFL) operation, scheduled to be online toward the end of 2018. 
Murray has led many strategic initiatives since joining Arauco in 2009, including a critical SAP platform implementation where his knowledge of supply chain and logistics was invaluable to the project's success. Most recently, he served as National Sales Manager - MDF, at Arauco, the largest MDF producer North America. 
"Al has done an outstanding job in helping Arauco progress in its goals to drive value for our customers," said Kevin Shotbolt, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Arauco. "His most recent involvement in our particleboard strategic initiatives and planning processes will further enhance the company's product development and service model to the industry, especially as we gear up to meet increasing market demand for composite panels." 
Arauco North America manufactures a wide range of sustainable forest product solutions, including a comprehensive selection of composite panels, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp. 
Arauco produces composite wood panels at nine mills across the United States and Canada, and imports Arauco plywood, pulp, moulding, lumber and other products through 12 major ports of call. These products are distributed to more than 2,800 destinations throughout North America. In late 2018, Arauco will open its 10th mill, at a new particleboard facility in Grayling, Michigan. The Grayling operation will be the largest "continuous" single-line particleboard press in North America.

Posted: 09/21/2017

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Posted: 09/24/2017


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