for Wood Pro Expo
Cabinet Makers Association tour slated
for day prior to the event.
Registration is now open for Wood Pro Expo Lan- caster, to be held Oct. 17-18 at the Spooky Nook Sports Center in Manheim, Pennsylvania, near Lancaster. The two-day event is preceded by the
Cabinet Makers Association’s (CMA) popular regional meeting and plant tours. Learn more and register for both events
At Wood Pro Expo, attendees can choose from a number
of educational opportunities including two free keynotes, the
Running Machinery Program and classroom sessions.
Keynote presentations by FDMC’s Will Sampson and Gene
Wengert, the Wood Doctor, will kick off each morning of the
two-day event. Sampson’s keynote on Oct. 17, Path to Professionalism, is aimed at woodworking businesses starting out
or ones that still struggle from time to time. Sampson will
discuss business practices, efficient production, effective marketing, and secrets some shops don’t learn for decades.
Wengert will launch Day 2 of Wood Pro Expo Lancaster
with his keynote, “The Wood Dr. is in.” The Wood Dr. will
speak on how to survive and do even better than before in
spite of today’s wood availability, wood quality, economic
conditions, employee issues, and more. His wide-ranging presentation will address the changes in the industry and what
woodworkers can do about them.
Wood Pro Expo Lancaster is once again collaborating with
the CMA to provide educational sessions, on Oct. 17 at the
event. The first session, A Systematic Approach to Comparing
Estimated to Actual Costs, will be presented by Ken Kumph,
of Premier Builders in Georgetown, Massachusetts. Kumph
will share his job costing strategies to assess profitability and
aid in decision-making for pricing and managing future
The second CMA session is titled, Running a One- or
Two-Man Shop: How to Make it All Work, presented by James
Fox, Fox Woodworking in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Fox
will share tips and tricks from his own experience running a
one- (and sometimes two-) man shop. Whether you are just
starting out in the business or have been operating for years,
his valuable insights will help you to manage your workload.
Another highlight from 2018 that will be repeated this
year is the Running Machinery Program, in which exhibitors provide educational demonstrations of key aspects of
woodworking, finishing and other processes. The program is
aimed at giving participants a comprehensive understanding
of the machines and systems on display.
The expo’s location, Spooky Nook Sports Center/Ware-house Hotel at the Nook, sits on 65 acres in the Lancaster
area. Wood Pro Expo is a regional event for woodworking
businesses that brings together suppliers and experts for a
localized presentation of equipment and supply solutions. It
includes a strong educational program on best practices for
shop production and an expo floor with equipment and supplies geared to small and medium-size shops. Earlier this year,
Wood Pro Expo also co-located with the Cabinet & Closets
Conference & Expo, in Charlotte in March. It will return as
a co-located event in early 2020, slated for March 11-13 in
For more information about Wood Pro Expo Lancaster
2019 or to register for the event, visit woodproexpo.com.
Contact Lewis Goldman, email@example.com,
800-969-2212 for exhibitor information. ✚
Wood Pro Expo returns to Pennsylvania Oct. 17-18. A trade
exhibition and educational program will be featured.
by Harry Urban