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Stiles symposium sees boost in attendance

Stiles Machinery hosted its manufacturing symposium in late January at its newly expanded facility in High Point, N.C., and saw record attendance for the two-day event. Attendance at the symposium grew from an expected 150 attendees to approximately 300 by the end of the day on Friday.

It was standing room only for the Stiles event.

The event displayed and demonstrated a wide range of manufacturing products, from sanding and finishing to nested-based machining cells.

Serving as the backdrop to the entire event was its newly renovated and enlarged facility. Stiles merged its Gastonia, N.C., facility, which showcased the Holzma line of solutions, into its High Point location.

Stiles’ full lineup now incorporates everything from panel processing and material management, to sanding and finishing and even digital printing.

The new High Point show floor features roughly 40,000 sq. ft. of space, as well as a permanent training room for education.

“We combined our facilities to better serve our customers. Now they can come to one location and see everything under one roof,” Stiles senior marketing manager Erich Schroeder says. “The idea is to make it easier for the customer to learn about and experience the latest technology available so they can make the decisions that work best for them. There is no other facility like this in the country.”

This article originally appeared in the March 2013 issue.

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