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Woodworking East sets agenda

 9 October 2018     HGO Staff 

SAINT-HYACINTHE, Quebec – Canada Woodworking East (Bois ouvrè de l’est du Canada), this country’s only bilingual trade event for cabinet and furniture manufacturers will be held at the BMO Centre at the BMO Centre here on 24 and 25 October.

“With only weeks left before the show, we’re anticipating the biggest year yet for Canada Woodworking East,” show manager Mike Neeb said in a statement issued by event organisers last week. “There are a wide variety of exhibitors set to showcase the latest equipment on the market, and we can’t wait for thousands of professionals to see what’s new and exciting in the Canadian woodworking industry.”

A scene from the last Canada Woodworking East held in 2016.Among the exhibitors expected to participate in the two-day event are Uniboard, the Laval-based producer of laiminate and engineered flooring, particle board and MDF panels; Richelieu, the publicly-held producer of decorative hardware, fasteners and related products for both residential and commercial furniture; and Waterville Woodcraft, a manufacturer of dovetailed drawers, table slides, drawer guides and dimension wood products for furniture makers.

Neeb also promised visitors can look forward to a dynamic show with something for everyone in the industry, including a cutting-edge educational program featuring a diverse seminar series presented by industry experts. The seminars will take place on location and will be free of charge to all show visitors. Topics will include:

  • Optimisation des procédés: Comment réduire la dépendance au ponçage et faire la transition vers l’Industrie 4.0? This session will be presented in French by Julie Cool of the University of British Columbia.
  • Comment la finition à faible impact environnemental peut-elle améliorer votre situation? This will also be presented in French byMarc-André Bérubé of Inovem.
  • Recruiting a Workforce is Challenging. This workshop will be held in English and will be conducted by Richard Lipman of the Wood Manufacturing Council.

Click here for more information about the seminars.

Industry professionals interested in attending are invited to register online at By pre-registering, visitors will save 50% on their ticket fee and fast-track their entrance directly into the show.

The organisers also noted 2018 marks the third edition for this biennial woodworking industry event. The BMO Centre at Espace Saint-Hyacinthe features 60,000 square feet of dedicated exhibit space as well as ample of free parking. In addition to being centrally located and easy to access, Saint-Hyacinthe will be familiar to veterans of the woodworking industry.

“As Canada’s furniture-producing powerhouse, Quebec is the ideal location to host Canada Woodworking East,” the organisers said. “This major industry event attracts members of the secondary woodworking industry from across Quebec and Eastern Canada, including cabinet manufacturers, furniture manufacturers, architectural woodworkers, millworkers, custom wood product manufacturers and more.”

The event is endorsed by Canada Woodworking East is endorsed by the Wood Manufacturing Council, the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing and AWMAC. It is owned and operated by Master Promotions Limited of St. John, New Brunswick.

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