North America’s largest metal fabrication event is coming to Canada. Canada’s newest manufacturing show takes place March 20-22 at the Toronto Congress Centre.
Event organizers – The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA) and American Welding Society (AWS) – are hoping to bring the US show’s success to Canada.
“FABTECH has an unsurpassed reputation across North America and we’re thrilled to bring a uniquely Canadian version to the marketplace here,” says Janine Saperson, SME show manager. “FABTECH Canada 2012 will be a one-stop venue for solutions for welding, lasers, fabricating, bending, forming and more, tailored to the unique needs of our country’s growing manufacturing sector, as well as any business that either produces or relies on equipment and machinery in its day-to-day operations,” she said.
In the US, FABTECH will continue to be held annually in three rotating cities including Chicago, Las Vegas and Atlanta. The FABTECH brand was also successfully introduced to the Mexican market in 2009 as FABTECH Mexico.
“FMA is excited to partner with SME and AWS to extend the FABTECH brand into Canada and we hope this venture will match our success in Mexico,” says Jerry Shankel, FMA president. “This initiative supports FMA’s other business interests in Canada and is a good opportunity for us to better serve the country’s fabricating and welding industries.”
According to Ray Shook, AWS executive director, “AWS is pleased to be a part of FABTECH Canada. This is a natural step based on the strong US brand that has been built and it supports our international development strategies.”