Summer is well underway, and MacDonald & Owen has wasted no time to begin their summer travels.
Adam Hyer and Patrick McBride kicked off our summer travel plans by traveling to Cologne, Germany for the Interzum Trade Fair – one of the leading worldwide trade fairs for furniture production and interior design. MacDonald & Owen was one of the roughly 1,800 exhibitors from 60 countries who participated in this year’s trade fair. Over the course of four days, more than 74,000 visitors made an appearance at the trade show, and 55,000 of those attendees were from outside Germany. Although the U.S. hardwood lumber market has seen a decline in lumber exports over the past year, M&O was able to establish and strengthen relationships with companies from the Middle East and the European Union.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the hemisphere, Heidi Hurtis spent a week in Mexico traveling through Mexico City, Puebla, and Guadalajara. In between her busy schedule of visiting customers and solidifying new business relationships, she represented MacDonald & Owen at the annual IMEXFOR convention which is dedicated to expanding the hardwood lumber market in Mexico. Heidi, along with other M&O employees will return to Mexico from August 14th-17th to network at the Tecno Mueble International Fair in Guadalajara, one of the largest woodworking fairs in Central America. Between her 15 years of sales experience in the Mexican market and having a thorough understanding of her customers’ needs, we fully expect that M&O’s presence below the border will continue to grow.
The next travel destination on the agenda for MacDonald & Owen is Las Vegas, Nevada for the AWFS Trade Fair from July 17th-20th where we will be highlighting our new rip program. If you plan to be at the tradeshow, be sure to stop by booth #6412 to say hi. We can’t wait to catch up with all of our customers!