MRO Magazine

WMTS event in Alberta spurs machinery sales

Edmonton, AB -- An optimistic mood and a bustling show floor were the hallmarks of this year's Western Manufacturin...


July 9, 2003
By MRO Magazine

Edmonton, AB — An optimistic mood and a bustling show floor were the hallmarks of this year’s Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS), which took place June 17-19, 2003, at Northlands Agricom in Edmonton..

"The show was very strong," says Elaine Harris, group show manager with Reed Exhibitions of Toronto, which produces the biennial event. "The official attendance audit shows 2,361 visitors attended WMTS and 409 people returned on the second and third day. The number of companies represented was virtually unchanged from the 2001 event."

Visiting companies represented included Bombardier Defense Service Division, Dow Chemical, National Oil Well, Syncrude Canada, Royal Bank- Business Edmonton, Wajax Industrial, and the City of Edmonton.

"Our booth was packed throughout the whole show," said Daniel LaMarche, president of LaMarche Machinery of Edmonton, a CNC machinery distributor. "We secured several immediate projects and look forward to expanding our customer base in Western Canada," stated Neil Campbell of Finn-Power Canada of Toronto. "The Western manufacturing sector is a key segment for the future growth of Finn-Power Canada.”


"We had a really good show," said Keith Kerr of Amada Canada Ltd., Mississauga, Ont., who sold several machines right on the trade show floor. "It was the most successful show I’ve ever worked," said Brian Morris, regional sales executive with Guspro Inc., Chatham, Ont., who sold a machine to a manufacturer from Manitoba.

The next WMTS Alberta is scheduled for June 14-16, 2005, at Northlands Agricom, Edmonton, Alberta. For more information on exhibiting or attending WMTS, visit the show website at or call Reed Exhibitions at 888-322-7333.