About The Show

In just 6 years, Canada Woodworking West has earned a solid reputation as western Canada’s can’t-miss event for thousands of secondary woodworkers. Come see the latest woodworking machinery, tools, coatings, hardware, software, cabinet components, board products, sanding and finishing equipment, supplies and more from the leading manufacturers and suppliers.

The show will once again include a cutting-edge seminar series covering a diverse range of topics of interest to industry professionals. This is the ONLY trade event showcasing western Canada’s booming woodworking industry – don’t miss out!

DATE & TIME

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm

Thursday, October 3, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm

2017 LIST OF EXHIBITORS AND PRODUCTS

4D Distribution Ltd.
Accoya
Avonite
Bessey Clamps
Bow River Wood
Busellato
Butler Marketing
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
Coast Machinery Group
Craftsman Specialty Products
CWI
Direct Sales Ltd.
Dynbrade
E.Roko Distributing
Edgemate Veneers
Element Veneer
Elias Woodwork
Epilog Laser
Etemplate
Euler Hermes Canada
Eurofit Hardware
Excel Dovetail Drawers
FBC
Featherlite Ladders
Festool
Formations
Formica
FPInnovations
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
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
Premier Finishing Solutions
Prism
Prona Tools
Quality 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 Trading Inc.
Tacc
Trotec Laser Canada
TruCut
Uneeda
Verisurf
Vortek Spaces
VT Industries
Weinig Holz-her Canada Inc.
Wood Manufacturing Council
Woodworking Canada Magazine

Show Features

A full schedule of informative seminars will be offered at the show free of charge to all attendees!

seminar sched

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS & SPEAKER BIOS 

ARE YOU A SPIDER OR A WOLF?

 

ABOUT THE SESSION:  When it comes to marketing, what kind of approach do you take to business? Are you a spider or wolf? Both are very effective hunters - but both work very, very differently. Where a spider spins a web, drawing everything to the center- a wolf ranges far and wide to find what it needs and… well – you know… It’s the same thing with your marketing. If you market like a spider then your web needs to have certain things that makes it attractive and draws in clients. If you market like a wolf, that’s a completely different structure! This presentation is of benefit to Business owners. We’ll be talking about what Spider or Wolf marketing looks like and how to make the most of it.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  Dominic is here to show you how to work smarter, not just harder. He’s the host of industry podcast CabinetMakerProfitSystem, and a specialist at working with business owners who want “more”. After a recent conference call – a millworker exclaimed, “Dom, I think I found about 30K midway through the meeting.” If you want to learn how to double your income or double your time off, you’ll learn easy-to-use tips and shortcuts from Dom that others shops are already using.

RECRUITING A WORKFORCE IS CHALLENGING

 

ABOUT THE SESSION:  With workforce issues top of mind, the Wood Manufacturing Council has developed a “Pre-Employment Skills Program” that both recruits and introduces the Wood Manufacturing Industry to entry level and higher level individuals across the county. The WMC will present a model that we have delivered working with you and your industry showcasing “Successful Recruitment, delivering Pre-Employment Skills including “Workplace Essential Skills” that prepares individuals for positions within your industry. Other training programs and HR tools will also be highlighted.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  Richard Lipman has been the president of the Wood Manufacturing Council for the past 17 years.

WANT RETENTION? THINK CULTURE.

 

ABOUT THE SESSION:  Tired of battling company turnover, industry labour shortages and negative industry perceptions? Let’s change the focus to: how do we prepare our organization to keep employees? As manufacturers we face negative perceptions such as low wages, manual labour, and limited career advancement; however, in many cases these perceptions are true. It feels as if our industry has been stuck in an era where product was the only table discussion. It’s time to hit refresh and begin to adjust our company values, culture and engagement to result in retention. “If people are cared about then our product is cared about”. Let’s all work together to give our employees the best workplace possible to grow and improve as individuals and as an organization.    

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  Amrita Bhogal is an eager HR professional whose motivation is to elevate people’s mindset and coach them to live a continuous improvement lifestyle. Leading the Kaizen journey at Sunrise Kitchens as 3rd generation, Amrita is using her HR career to build a culture of engagement. Her focus lies in two areas: people development including human productivity, and organizational development that concentrates on operations of people and product. She aims to develop employees to become everyday leaders by encouraging open communication and solution-based discussions daily.

PROCESS OPTIMIZATION: FROM REDUCING DEPENDENCE
ON SANDING TO TRANSITIONING TOWARDS INDUSTRY 4.0

 

ABOUT THE SESSION:  This talk will focus on process optimization in the context of secondary manufacturing. The first half of the presentation will focus on how to reduce dependence on sanding prior to coating or glue application. The second will present what is Industry 4.0 and how to start adopting its principles. In both topics, the discussion will be drawn from research and industry experience.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  Julie Cool, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Wood Science within the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. Julie received her doctorate in wood science in 2011 from the Université Laval, where she also did her master’s degree in wood science and a bachelor in mechanical engineering. She previously worked as an R&D Advisor for a Montreal-based consulting company, and as a modelling and optimization scientist for FPInnovations. Her research focuses on connecting raw material characteristics with process optimization and quality control techniques to maximize product quality. She is stimulated by research and how results translate to an industrial context.