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Abbotsford, BC -- Apr. 11, 2002 -- The Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS-BC) will take place April 16-18,...


April 11, 2002
By MRO Magazine

Abbotsford, BC — Apr. 11, 2002 — The Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS-BC) will take place April 16-18, 2002, at TRADEX in Abbotsford, B.C. The event is a one-stop-shopping opportunity where manufacturers can source and compare suppliers of machinery technology, equipment and services to help improve processes, reduce waste and streamline operations.

At WMTS-BC, buyers can learn about the latest innovations and technologies for the manufacturing industry by viewing live demonstrations of operational machines, tools and equipment right on the trade show floor. The event alternates annually between British Columbia and Alberta.
Formerly known as Vancouver Industrial Exhibition, Western Manufacturing Technology Show is British Columbia’s largest and longest running machine tool, metal fabricating, plant maintenance and engineering event. “This new name better reflects the focus of the show and the markets it serves,” says Dave Brown, show manager.

Exhibitors at WMTS-BC 2002 come from across British Columbia, Canada and from the United States to present solutions that can help manufacturers enhance productivity, reduce downtime and improve quality. Products for every aspect of manufacturing, from metal fabricating, machine tool and die, and hydraulics to automation, electronics and instrumentation will be on display.

Industry leaders exhibiting at the show include among others: Amada Canada Ltd., Modern Tool Ltd., and Thomas Skinner and Sons Ltd. Exhibitor, Shelley Industrial Automation will feature its recently expanded product offering, which includes DVT Inspection Systems, Parker Electro-Mechanical products, and Baldor drives and motors.


Kennametal Inc. will introduce its new high temperature alloy milling cutters that boost productivity 100% – 500% on high temperature alloys. “Customers who try these new cutters for the first time sometimes can’t believe they can run so fast,” says Glenn Sheffler, standard products engineer for Kennametal. “But once they see that the inserts can take it, and figure out how much money they can save, they become believers.”

Western Manufacturing Technology Show 2002 is sponsored by Canadian Fluid Power Association and Canadian Machine Tool Dealers Association, and is endorsed by Canadian Welding Association.

WMTS-BC takes place on Tuesday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at TRADEX (Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre) in Abbotsford. For more information or to register to attend WMTS-BC go to, or call 416-491-7565/888-322-7333.

The Western Manufacturing Technology Show is produced by Reed Exhibitions.