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The Future of the Woodworking Industry

Last week, on November 8th and 9th, Stiles Machinery hosted the Manufacturing Solutions Seminar at their showroom in High Point, North Carolina.

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The Manufacturing Solutions Seminar Hosted by Stiles Machinery Shares Advanced Software and Automation Solutions

The event, which is held twice a year in the fall and spring, received an overwhelmingly positive response, reaching full capacity and closing registration more than two weeks in advance due to the high level of interest. Manufacturers from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico traveled to High Point, known as the world's home furnishings capital, to participate in the seminar. 

The fall Manufacturing Solutions Seminar attendees were exposed to new techniques, trends, and technologies related to panel processing, solid wood, and surface finishing and sanding solutions. The two-day event included live demonstrations of machinery, presentations from experts in the field, and panel discussions where various industry perspectives were shared. 

Throughout the event, a positive, inspired energy was felt by both attendees and Stiles employees. Manufacturers in attendance came from a variety of different industry backgrounds and experiences and learned from both the planned event curriculum happening around them, as well as from fellow industry professionals there. Guests arrived eager to learn, asking questions and exploring equipment during open machine demonstrations. 

Seminar guests seemed to be particularly interested in advancing technology solutions—such as manufacturing software like HOMAG iX and SmartCabinet, and automation—and how they will impact the future of the woodworking manufacturing industry. 

“It was great to see so many manufacturers deeply focused on automation and software to combat their ongoing challenges with skilled labor shortages. Having this many thought leaders and industry experts in one building creates an exciting atmosphere that fosters continuous improvement, growth, and entrepreneurship,” said Kameron Wildfong, marketing manager at Stiles Machinery.

On top of the educational opportunities, the Manufacturing Solutions Seminar also provided time for manufacturers, business owners, and industry professionals to connect with their peers between demonstrations and during several networking receptions. 

Stiles Machinery will host the next Manufacturing Solutions Seminar in Spring 2024. Stay updated with the latest event information at

About Stiles Machinery Inc. 

For more than five decades, Stiles has been helping manufacturers succeed. As the industry’s leading provider of advanced manufacturing solutions, Stiles provides world-class machinery backed by an experienced and responsive support team, an extensive parts inventory, unique upgrade capabilities, and a nationally accredited education and training program.

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Stiles has regional offices in High Point, North Carolina; Bristol, Pennsylvania; Coppell, Texas; and Rancho Cucamonga, California. Stiles is a proud member of the HOMAG Group, a global leader in the production of industrial machines for manufacturing. 

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