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This year’s AWFS Fair in Las Vegas was a blend of tools, trends and technology catered to today’s modern woodworker. As North America’s largest woodworking trade show in 2019, attendees had hundreds of vendors to choose from. However, with15,000 square feetof booth space, 40 machines under power, more than 150 industry experts on scene, and over 30 hours of machine demonstrations and educational sessions, Stiles Machinery stood out as more than a vendor, but a true solution provider.
Solutions Suited for North American Manufacturers
Stiles’ booth featured technology uniquely suited for the North American manufacturing market. From brand new sliding table saws from IRONWOOD to groundbreaking panel dividing software and made-in-the-USA CNC solutions from HOMAG, and a comprehensive range of service and support offerings, Stiles showcased solutions designed to help manufacturers succeed in every area of their business.
The Stiles Team was available to talk with us, answer our questions and get the appropriate technical experts to meet with us,” said a show attendee regarding their experience with Stiles.
Increasing the Bottom Line
When asked about their goal for this year’s show, Stiles stated that they were focused on helping North American manufacturers increase the bottom line.
We believe that highly intelligent, innovative technology should be accessible and affordable for manufacturers of all sizes, and we wanted our booth to be a reflection of that,” said Doug Maat, Director of Strategic Sales at Stiles.
This year’s show also revealed an increasing interest in digital solutions. According to Stiles, attendees to their booth expressed interest in everything from the new free intelliSanding App from HOMAG to complete digital integration from the front office to the production floor.
Beyond the Machines
In addition to the technology on display, Stiles showcased their commitment to their customers’ success through their world-class support services including 24-hour parts and technical support, rebuild solutions, and the industry’s only accredited workforce development and training program, Stiles University.
Experts from Stiles participated in multiple educational sessions throughout the three-day event to offer attendees an inside look at current trends and challenges facing manufacturers today.
Continual education is crucial to successful manufacturing in 2019 and beyond. Through SMART sessions, Rapid Fire Sessions, and WED Talks, we were able to share important insights regarding the most relevant applications and technology to the North American market. When manufacturers are equipped with the right information, they are more likely to succeed 5, 10, and 15 years down the road,” said Thomas Allott, Manager of Stiles University.