FABTECH - FABTECH Canada Brings Experience, Reach and Success to Canadian Manufacturers

North American Manufacturing Organizations Bring More Than 300 Years of Combined Experience to Canada's Fabricating, Welding, Metal Forming and Finishing Industries

TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2015 -- Manufacturing is a key industry for any country, and Canadian manufacturers directly employ more than one in every 10 working Canadians - paying over $1.84 billion each week in salaries, according to Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters -- making manufacturing the third largest industry for employment in Canada, eclipsed only by retail and healthcare.


Manufacturing is a key industry for any country, and Canadian manufacturers directly employ more than one in every 10 working Canadians - paying over $1.84 billion each week in salaries, according to Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters -- making manufacturing the third largest industry for employment in Canada, eclipsed only by retail and healthcare.

To support this critical industry, FABTECH Canada 2016 opens at the Toronto Congress Centre March 22-24, and brings together manufacturing leaders, decision makers, suppliers and buyers from coast to coast, including neighboring U.S. states as well. Featuring more than 73,000 sq. ft. of exhibits and attracting over 4,000 buyers in 2014, FABTECH Canada continues to grow - benefiting from the experience of 29 years of FABTECH shows between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

To support this critical industry, FABTECH Canada 2016 opens at the Toronto Congress Centre March 22-24, and brings together manufacturing leaders, decision makers, suppliers and buyers from coast to coast, including neighboring U.S. states as well. Featuring more than 73,000 sq. ft. of exhibits and attracting over 4,000 buyers in 2014, FABTECH Canada continues to grow - benefiting from the experience of 29 years of FABTECH shows between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

"Since its inception, the FABTECH show series has been committed to supporting the fabricating, welding, metal forming and finishing trades," said John Catalano, senior event manager for SME. "FABTECH Canada continues on that promise, focusing solely on the success and growth of these industries within Canada."

Now in its third cycle, FABTECH Canada will give attendees access to hundreds of exhibiting companies along with their new products, thousands of experts and peers all under one roof, and a variety of special events and education sessions. All designed to better enable Canadian manufacturers and manufacturing professionals to compete in the national and global marketplace.

FABTECH Canada continues to serve as Canada's most complete destination for fabricating, welding, metal forming and finishing, carrying with it the full North American reach of the FABTECH series. With an unmatched reputation in the industry, FABTECH is the largest event in this sector in North America.

"With more manufacturing professionals in Ontario alone, than in any other jurisdiction throughout Canada or the U.S., FABTECH Canada is committed to serving Canadian manufacturers' unique set of needs and business environment," Catalano said.

To learn more about FABTECH Canada, or register as an exhibitor, visit fabtechcanada.com.

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