Woodworking Show Returns With Successful Second Edition

Building directly on the success of the inaugural edition of Canada Woodworking West (October 2015), the show’s second edition was a strong follow-up, cementing the fact that Western Canadian secondary woodworkers are eager to support this industry event.

The show took place Wednesday, October 4th and Thursday, October 5th at TRADEX, and was a hit right out of the gate, with registration numbers in advance of the show significantly up over 2015 numbers.

“It was great to see visitors lined up to get into the show on the first morning,” said Show Manager Mike Neeb. “We’ve had great feedback from exhibitors saying they were happy with both the quantity and quality of visitors at this year’s event.”

The 2017 edition of the show grew to include more exhibitors and also saw significant growth in attendance, which increased nearly 31% over the previous show. A qualified audience of 1,887 cabinet manufacturers, residential and commercial furniture manufacturers, architectural woodworkers, millworkers and custom wood product manufacturers was in attendance.

Exhibitors were pleased with the crowds and indicated that the people they wanted to connect with were at the show:

  • KMS Tools – “really pleased with the opening morning crowd”
  • Sames Kremlin – “great prospects right from the start”
  • Craftsman Specialty Products – “the right audience for us”

The show also featured a diverse seminar series, with sessions by the UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, the Wood Manufacturing Council, the Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association, and FPInnovations. Seminars took place on both days of the show and were free of charge to show visitors.

Next up is Canada Woodworking East, returning for its third edition in October 2018. This biennial woodworking show is the only bilingual show for the cabinet and furniture industry, and new for 2018, it will be relocating from Montreal to Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec! Booth space is on sale now; visit www.CanadaWoodworkingEast.ca for complete details.

Canada Woodworking West will return in the fall of 2019. Stay tuned to the show’s Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the show website, www.CanadaWoodworkingWest.ca for updates.

About the Show

Canada Woodworking West is a biennial woodworking machinery and supply show, featuring some of North America’s largest and most respected industry manufacturers and distributors. The show includes the latest in woodworking machinery, tools, coatings, hardware, software, cabinet components, board products, sanding and finishing equipment, supplies and more, as well as a cutting-edge seminar series. 

The 2017 edition of Canada Woodworking West was endorsed by:

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2017 Exhibitors & Products

4D Distribution Ltd.
Accoya
Avonite
Bessey Clamps
Bow River Wood
Busellato
C.A.Technologies
Cabinet Vision
Cadex
Canadian Finishing & Coatings Manufacturing Magazine
Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association
Canadian Woodworker Machinery
Canlak
Canplast PVC Edgetape
Carbide Tool Works
Casadei
Centre for Advanced Wood Processing - UBC
Choice Brands
Cienapps
Cimco
Clermont's Ultimate Tool Supply
Cloverdale Paint
Cloverdale Paint
Coast Machinery Group
Craftsman Specialty Products
CWI
Direct Sales Ltd.
Dynbrade
E.Roko Distributing
Edgemate Veneers
Egger
Element Veneer
Elias Woodwork
Epilog Laser
Etemplate
Euler Hermes Canada
Eurofit Hardware
Excel Dovetail Drawers
FBC
Featherlite Ladders
Festool
Formations
Formica
FPInnovations
Frank Miller
Freud Tools
Fuji Spray Systems
Grass
Hangzhou Yeyi Metals & Tools Co., Ltd.
Hardwoods
Hi-Tech Duravent
Homapal (Metal Laminates)
ICA North America
Ingersol Rand Compressor Systems
In-House Solutions
Jowat Adhesives
Kaeser Compressors Canada Inc.
Kitply Industries
Klingspor
KML
KMS Tools
Kreg
KSC Decorative Hardware
KV
Lennox Hand Tools
MacDonald Steel Ltd.
Magnum Industrial Woodworking Equipment
Marathon Fasteners & Hardware Inc.
Masse Sales
Mastercam
MegaProTools
Michigan Maple Block
Mirka Canada
MLCampbell
Mozaik Software, LLC
Octupuz
Osmo Wood & Colour Canada Ltd.
Pacific Laser Systems
PanelArtz (PET Panels)
Panolam
Pansphere
Pionite
PJ White Hardwoods
Planit Canada
Pollmeier
Polylac
Powermatic
Premier Finishing Solutions
Prism
Prona Tools
Qualtiy Saw & Knife Ltd.
Raider Hansen
Rangate North Woodworking Solutions
Raptor Nails
Richelieu
Rikon
Risail Specialty Systems
Saber Industrial
Saint Gobain
Sata
Sawstop
Senco
Silvana Import
Silvana Import Trading Inc.
Tacc
Trotec Laser Canada
TruCut
Uneeda
Uniboard
Verisurf
Vortek Spaces
VT Industries
Weinig Holz-her Canada Inc.
Wood Manufacturing Council
Woodworking Canada Magazine

THE TEAM

Mike Neeb

Show Manager
226-748-8772
 mneeb@mpltd.ca

Sydney Peacock

Attendee Marketing Coordinator
506-658-0018
 speacock@mpltd.ca

Kate Stilwell

Marketing & Operations Manager
506-658-0018
 kstilwell@mpltd.ca

LOCATION

TRADEX

1190 Cornell Street
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5
Phone: (604) 850-1533

www.fvtradex.com

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