Written by Peter Mate, President of Planit Canada, for Woodworking Canada.
So where do woodworkers go for awesome information for the future of our industry?
Well, I think the woodworking industry is behind many other manufacturing industries worldwide. We have a unique situation where we have amazing artists that produce amazing products with very little entry requirements. You don’t need an MBA, you don’t have to be an engineer and you don’t need a ton of money to start a small shop.
I think we have an opportunity to look at metal, automotive, aerospace, plastics and many other industries to see what the future of woodworking will bring. If you’ve never attended a tradeshow or conference in a more advanced manufacturing sector, you should consider it.