FDMC’s Wood Dr. to deliver RX for wood problems at WPE Florida
February 16, 2021 | 2:49 pm CST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Popular FDMC columnist Gene Wengert, aka “The Wood Doctor,” will make a house call during the Wood Pro Conference.

Wengert, a renowned expert on all things wood, will present, The Wood Doctor is in, on June 8 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. He will offer his prescriptions for resolving some of the industry’s most common, costly and yet preventable wood problems. This includes issues such as open glue joints, blotchy finishes and low lumber yield to name a few.

Wengert also plans to address the added stress the coronavirus pandemic has had on the lumber market, including erratic supplies, price spikes and impact on just-in-time inventories.

The Wood Pro track is co-sponsored by the Cabinet Makers Association and FDMC magazine. It follows a joint-keynote presentation by Rich Harshaw, CEO of Level 10 Contractor, to attendees of the Closets and Wood Pro conference tracks beginning at 8 a.m.

Here’s the full Wood Pro track schedule:

9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CNC Essentials for the Small Shop -- Brian Clancy

10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Coffee Break

10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Wood Doctor is in -- Dr. Eugene Wengert

11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Bold Ideas for the Post-Pandemic World – CMA Executive Director Amanda Conger moderates a trio of industry innovators :  Edward San Juan, E.F. San Juan Custom Moulding & Millwork; Kelly Victor Burke, Burke Architectural Woodwork: and Lois Snider, Perwinklers Custom Cabinetry & Millwork

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Solving the Pricing Puzzle – Will Sampson, Editor, FDMC

2:20 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.  Refreshment Break

2:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Plant Tours, including DoormarkThe Closets Company, and Ultrapan Modern Finishes.

See full Closets Conference & Expo and Wood Pro Expo Florida events schedule, including Closets Conference line up, free morning keynotes during the June 9-10 expo and more.

About the Closets Conference & Expo and Wood Pro Expo Florida
The Closets Conference & Expo is the annual national event for closet and home storage professionals. It is co-located with Wood Pro Expo Florida (WPE), a regional marketplace for the woodworking professionals. The events are organized by Closets & Organized Storage and FDMC magazines respectively, each part of Woodworking Network. The twin-billing event is scheduled for June 8-10, 2021, at the Palm Beach Convention Center in Palm Beach, Fla.

The Closets Expo and WPE both lead off with a separate full-day conference on June 8, followed by the two-day expo, June 9-10, featuring woodworking machinery and supplies. Additional educational programming is offered on both days of the expo. Tours of local manufacturing plants and the popular Top Shelf Design Awards networking reception are also key components of the event.

For information about exhibiting, and sponsorship opportunities, contact Laurel Didier, publisher of Closets & Home Storage. For inquiries about WPE, contact Harry Urban, publisher of Woodworking Network. 

Additional Woodworking Network events
Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, Oct.14-15, 2021, Warehouse at the Nook, Lancaster County, Pa. -- Annual woodworking trade show and conference

Executive Briefing Conference (EBC) Sept. 8-10, 2021, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo. -- Annual forecast of economic, technology and design trends for the North American woodworking industry.

Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS), Nov. 4-6, 2021, International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario -- Canada's national woodworking show.


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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.