The 2019 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference and Expo was held from Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 at The International Centre in Mississauga, ON. Hundreds of vendors displayed thousands of items specifically designed for the woodworking and building industry. From the industry’s heavy hitters down to brand new Kickstarter fueled companies, the show had something for everyone.
In Marathon’s own 30’x30’ Welcome Home themed booth, we set up a selection of new products, as well as some favourites in practical applications, offering builders and woodworkers the ability to see and test out each product in a way that greatly exceeds the basic display. As such, the booth layout resembled a home, complete with different rooms including a kitchen, living room, closet, washroom, and lounge. Additionally, our booth from IDS was used to house decorative hardware from Viefe, Amerock, and our very own Marathon collection.
As a supplier to the kitchen cabinet industry, we dedicated the largest area to arguably the most important room in the house. As such we proudly displayed the newest items from the Vibo Galaxy collection of pullouts in the attractive anthracite grey finish. Additionally the DTC legacy drawer systems, different variations of the Globe waste bin system, and how to integrate Eureka’s FLOAT shelving into kitchen cabinetry were also showcased.
The Living Room
Using FLOAT shelving in a less functional manner than the kitchen, the living room boasted this modular system as a decorative shelving unit, complete with glass shelves. The custom entertainment unit was equipped with King Slide SIMLEAD drawer slides, showing the ability to easily open and silently close the drawers.
The vanity in the washroom area was equipped with the new Syphon Flex Plus interior plumbing cut-outs. This incredible addition to vanity drawers allows homeowners to use the top drawer of a vanity for storage in place of a drawer front façade. For fabricators and installers, the Syphon Flex Plus simplifies both processes by eliminating unnecessary measurements and trial and error, and replacing it with an easy-to-assemble kit that provides a simple workaround for plumbing.
SLIM shelving by Eureka was the main focus of the closet section. A relatively new addition to the Marathon product lineup, SLIM offers a highly flexible way to add decorative or functional shelving, and even open concept room dividers to customize any space. Attachments for angled shelving, closet rods, flat shelving and integrated cabinetry brought the closet theme to life and displayed the nearly endless possibilities of the SLIM modular shelving system.
In the lounge area of the booth, many additional items were displayed including pullout waste bins and laundry hampers for doublewall drawers, variations of base cabinets pullouts and a pullout pantry with a lateral open door.
Utilizing a 10’x20’ area, the decorative hardware section offered show attendees a cross-section of what Marathon has to offer. From Spanish designed Viefe, to the ever-popular Best Of Amerock collection, to some new and intriguing additions to our Marathon collection, the decorative hardware on display covered virtually every style of design and finish that a homeowner could want.
WMS 2019 was an incredibly successful show for Marathon and we are forever grateful for the support of the Woodworking Network for putting on an amazing event and for all the attendees that paid us a visit.