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Seventh annual High Point Woodworking & Furniture Supply Show promises success for exhibitors and attendees alike.

With more than 88% of the space for the 1992 High Point Woodworking & Furniture Supply Show already committed to returning exhibitors, show producer Trade Shows Inc. (TSI) has now opened the show to new exhibitors.

Scheduled for March 6 and 7 at the Market Square Tradeshow Center in High Point, NC, the High Point Woodworking & Furniture Supply Show has a long record of successfully presenting machinery, tooling, supplies and services for the furniture, cabinet, case goods, millwork and industrial wood products industries. The 140,000 square foot exposition will feature companies like Colonial Saw, Mepla, Amerock, Graco, Astro Valcour, Swift Adhesives, Sigma Tool, Duo Fast, ITW Plastiglide, Holz-Her, Michael Weinig and Grass America.

As a regional show, the High Point expo draws a wide range of decision makers -- senior executives, general managers, purchasing agents, plant managers, foremen, designers, engineers and sales personnel -- from throughout North Carolina and surrounding states. Following the 1991 show, M. Dodick of Premier Wood Products said, "We saw the people we were hoping to see -- high-quality attendance brought in the decision makers."

David Strunsky of Dahl Associates agreed that the show brought in a "good quality of people; decision makers were there." Attendees were likewise impressed with the High Point Show. "We took our purchasing agent, engineers, plant managers and group leaders," said Singer's Keith Suddreth. "They all had |want lists' when they returned -- the exhibitors and displays were impressive."

Exhibitors and attendees alike attribute the success of the High Point Woodworking & Furniture Supply Fair to show management by Trade Shows Inc. of Conover, NC. Martin Oertli of Oertli Woodworking Tools was just one exhibitor who praised Dave Eidson and his management team following the 1991 show. "I believe your preparation for this show -- magazine ads, newsletters and personal invitations -- helped a great deal to get interested people to this exhibition," he said. Robert Meadows, vice-president of Tekmatex agreed. The preliminary show publicity "certainly brought a lot of attention to our endeavors," he says.

For the first time in 1991, TSI provided chartered buses to bring attendees from heavy furniture production areas of North Carolina to the show in High Point. The promotion was so successful, plans are currently underway to expand the charter coverage to include areas in Virginia for the 1992 show.

The buses really made attendance at the show easy according to Preston Abernathy, Century Furniture area manager in case goods. "Most of those who attended the High Point show don't get to go to Atlanta," he explained. "they were very appreciative of the show and their input helped tremendously. You think you know what you want," he adds, "then you realize you really need a production person there to discuss the buy."

Make plans now to participate in the 1992 High Point Woodworking & Furniture Supply Show scheduled for March 6 and 7, 1992 at Market Square Tradeshow Center in High Point, NC.

For more information on the High Point Show, or Trade Show Inc. shows in Guadalajara, Mexico; Grand Rapids, MI; and Atlantic City, NJ contact Trade Shows Inc. P.O. Box 796, Conover, NC 28613; telephone (704) 459-9894; (FAX) (704) 459-1312. Circle #353
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Date:Feb 1, 1992
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