2023 KENTUCKY WOOD EXPO - It's a Wrap

The 35th Kentucky Wood Expo took place on September 15 & 16 at Masterson Station Park. This was the sixth show in Lexington and attendance exceeded expectations from the industry.   We are celebrating 40 years of the original Kentucky Logging Show that began in Morehead Kentucky in 1983.  A big thanks goes out to the Parks and Recreation Department for their assistance and cooperation during the week and VisitLEX along with the Lexington community for all their support for the show.  The Expo is conducted by the Kentucky Forest Industries Association to provide members an opportunity to see new technology and make purchasing decisions.

Although the number of exhibits was down, Robert Bauer, executive director of Kentucky Forest Industries Association, was pleased with the support and participation from those that brought their equipment and products to demonstrate at the Expo.  Bauer and other association leadership spoke with exhibitors and reported positive feedback.

The weather was perfect Friday and Saturday which brought an estimated attendance of 2,100 visitors, over 300 students from around the region and from other states, along with 200 plus vendors through the show. The industry crowd was more quality over quantity with a few exhibitors making contacts and selling equipment.  Several manufacturers exhibited portable sawmill machines, logging equipment and lots of other equipment.  

The success of this year’s expo is thanks to many of our members and partners throughout the forestry community. The show featured a number of events that not only drew in additional attendees but also provided many educational benefits and additional things to do while at the show.  A huge thank you goes out to the University of Kentucky Forestry Extension for all of their efforts to assist with conducting the collegiate conclave competition, educational events and supplying much needed labor for the show and providing a way for Kentucky Master Loggers to obtain 6 hours of continuing education hours.  A shout out also needs to go to the Kentucky Division of Forestry for their support of the Wood Expo by helping with the set-up, tear down and the arena competitions.  The industry is lucky to have such excellent partners to support forestry and the wood industry in Kentucky.

Plans are currently underway for the 2025 Kentucky Wood Expo. 

 

 

 

 

Mission Statement - To promote a sustainable forest products industry by interacting with and educating the public

2023 KWE Exhibitors

2023 KWE EXHIBITORS

OUTSIDE KWE EXHIBITORS 
 
B & H EQUIPMENT - 27
108 S. Honeysuckle Ln, Glasgow KY 
dbequiment@live.com
T: 270.261-1591
Products: log skidder, used equipment 
 
BLACK EQUIPMENT COMPANY - 25
4092 McCollum Ct, Louisville, KY 
cwaddell@blackequipment.com
T: 502.572.5781
Products: JCB forklift, side loader
 
BRANDEIS MACHINERY & SUPPLY CO. - 6
1801 Watterson Trail, Louisville, KY 
jami_frank@bramco.com
T: 502.493.4235
Products: Brandeis Forestry Machinery
 
DANIEL BOONE NATIONAL FOREST/USFS – 69
1700 Bypass Rd, Winchester, KY
tim.eling@usda.gov
T: 859.745.3145
Products: Education
 
DITCH WITCH MID-STATES – 29
400 Sparrow Dr, Shepherdsville, KY
info@ditchwitchmidstates.com
T: 502.543.3309
Products: Bandit wood chippers, stump grinders, attachments, Ditch Witch skid steers, giant compact wheel loaders
 
ENCON EQUIPMENT  - 16 & 17
140 Hendren Way, Nicholasville KY 
emily@axrents.com
T: 859.885.0708
Products: wood processing equipment
 
EZLOG COMPANY - 28
4509 Illinois Ave, Louisville, KY 
info@ezlogstaple.com
T: 270.963.0844
Products: veneer log staples
 
HAIX NORTH AMERICA - 19
2320 Fortune Drive, Ste 120, Lexington KY
t.cline@haix.com
T: 866.344.4249
Products: work books and clothing
 
HUD-SON FOREST EQUIPMENT / 
DAVE’S SAWMILL SALES - 5
PO Box 345, Barneveld, NY
mike@hud-son.com
T: 315.896-4316
Products: Hud-Son portable sawmill
 
HURDLE MACHINE WORKS INC.- 21
16195 Hwy 57, Moscow, TN
nicole@hurdlemachineworks.com
T: 901.877.6251
Products: sawmill and equipment
 
INDUSTRIAL FASTENER & SUPPLY - 22
210 Browning Road, Somerset, KY
justin@indfassupply.com
T: 606.677.9229
Products: air tools, bandsaw blades, nails
 
MEADE TRACTOR - 1,2,3,4 & 18
1797 Lexington Road, Georgetown, KY
leonard.new@meadetractor.com
T: 859.623.2030
Products: John Deere Equipment
 
ONSITE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC. - 70
404 Mitchell’s Landing Way, Greensboro, NC
david@onsite-technologiesllc.com/
T: 336.763.4861
Products: handheld inventory software
 
PATTERSON CHIP CO. – 9 & 10 & 13
PO Box 657, Barbourville, KY
pattersonchipco@earthlink.net
T: 606.523.9480
Products: Barko equipment, Pitts trailers, logging supplies
 
PIPER’S SAW SHOP - 7
PO Box 30 Central City, KY 42330
Andrew.fauver@piperssaw.com
T: 270.820.9812
Products: saw blades, teeth shanks, equipment. 
 
PRECISION HUSKY - 12
PO Drawer 57, Leeds, AL
mikew@precisionhusky.com
T: 205.640.5181
Products: chippers, grinders, loaders, sawmill equipment, chip mill
 
RICER EQUIPMENT, INC. - 43
49 Good Manor Road, Lucasville, OH
danny.gatrell@ricerequipment.com
T: 740.289.4318
Products: Tigercat & Prentice Forestry equipment
 
RUDD EQUIPMENT CO. – 26 & 38
728 W. Cumberland Gap Pkwy, Corbin, KY
dballou@ruddequipment.com
T: 606.528.9440
Products: Rudd equipment 
 
SERRA MACHINE GmbH – 14 & 15
1035 Parkway Drive, Bldg. 10, Springhill, TN
jason@wintersteiger.com 
T: 801.550.4878
Products: portable sawmill
 
WINSTON MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT CO. - 11
PO Box 159, Lynn AL
winstonmachinery@yahoo.com
T: 205.893.5487
Products: Log deck
 
WOOD-MIZER LLC. – 20 & 23
8180 W. 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN
mmoore@woodmizer.com
T: 317.271.1542
Products: portable band sawmill & accessories
 
INSIDE EXHIBITORS 
 
AMERICAN LUMBER & PALLET - 19
PO Box 1136, Fayetteville, TN
shawn@amlumber.com
T: 800/992-3432 
Products: trade magazine
 
CONKLIN PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTOR - 15
10430 Carter Rt. B, Gramdin, MO
davenbonita@emypeople.net
T: 573.996.8324
Products: oil grease & lubricant products
 
DIGITAL WOOD CARVER - 8
189 W. Walnut St., Martinsville, IN
beth@digitalwoodcarver.com
T: 317.409.1450
Products: CNC wood carving Equipment
 
EMPLOYER’S UNDERWRITERS, LLC - 11
PO Box 290423, Nashville, TN 
jnabors@euinsurance.net
T: 615.553.4928
Products: Insurance
 
FORESTRY SYSTEMS INC. - 16
4105 Oak Ridge Rd, Summerfield, NC
debo@forestrysystems.com
T: 336.643.9663
Products: Hardwood Inventory Management Software Systems 
 
GLASSCOCK LOG & LUMBER INC. - 10
2870 Springfield Road, Bloomfield, KY 
lumber@glasscocklumber.com
T: 502.252.9408
Products: lumber sales
 
HARDWOOD REVIEW - 25 
kim@hardwoodreview.com 
T: 901/767-9126
Products: trade magazine
 
HURST BOILER – 17 & 18
100 Boilermaker Lane, Coolidge, GA
jhurst@hurstboiler.com
T: 229.346.3545
Products: boilers
 
ISK BIOCIDES, INC. - 12
416 East Brooks Road, Memphis, TN
popem@iskbiocides.com
T: 859.512.8214
Products: end wax and Sapstain control
 
KENNE-SAW & SUPPLY CO. – 10
PO Box 265, White GA
info@kenne-saw.com
T: 770.420.9235
Products: bandsaw blades
 
KENTUCKY CHAPTER AMERICAN CHESTNUT FOUNDATION  - 20 & 21
Mt. Sterling, KY 
dkdarnell@roadrunner.com
T: 859.585.9520 
Products: Education
 
KY DIV. OF FORESTRY - 28
300 Sower Blvd, Frankfort, KY 
steve.kull@ky.gov
T: 502.782.7167
Products: Education
 
KY TREE FARM - 27 
106 Progress Drive, Frankfort, KY 
info@kytreefarm.com
T: 502.695.3979
Products: Education
 
KY WOODLAND OWNERS ASSN. - 26 
www.kwoa.net
Products: Association 
 
LUMBERMENONLINE - 7 
2508 Pillow Drive, Columbia, TN
triciah@lumbermenonline.com
T: 931.381.1638
Products: trade magazine
 
LUMBERMENS MAGAZINE - 35 
PO Box 1916, Columbia, TN
morris@lumbermensco.com
T: 888.401.6367
Products: trade magazine
 
MARKETPLACE CHAPLAINS - 25
430 Courfield Dr., Franklin, TN
kevincummins@mchapusa.com
T: 423.920.9174
Products: Chaplain Services
 
MCGREGOR PACKAGING CORPORATION - 9 
PO Box 602, Sylvania, GA
Jenniferk@mcpackage.com
T: 800.362.9332
Products: packaging supplies
 
MENOMINEE SAW & SUPPLY - 1
PO Box 515, Menominee, MI
john@menomineesaw.com
T: 906.863.2609
Products: sawmill equipment, logging, pallet supplies
 
MESSERSMITH MANUFACTURING INC. - 2 
2612 F Road, Bark River, MI
lnewton@burnchips.com
T: 906.466.9010
Products: Biomass boiler system
 
NYLE DRY KILNS - 5
12 Stevens Road, Brewer ME
jpitts@nyle.com
T: 800/777-6953
Products: Dry Kilns
 
NATIONAL HARDWOOD MAGAZINE - 36 
PO Box 34908, Memphis, TN
tammy@millerwoodtradepub.com
T: 901/372-8280
Products: trade magazine
 
PANTRON AUTOMATION, INC. - 14
109 Hubbard Street, Belmont, NC
wayne@pantron.com
T: 704.825.4965
Products: Electronic sensors, light curtains
 
PENNSYLVANIA LUMBERMENS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY - 24
2005 Market Street, Ste. 1200 Philadelphia, PA
arobinson@plmins.com
T: 267.800.3955
Products: Insurance for wood products & building industry
 
PURPLE WAVE AUCTION - 4
825 Levee Dr., Manhattan KS
association@purplewave.com
T: 866.608.9283
Products: Online auctions of used equipment
 
SAWMILL MD - 3
5672 Cherokee Nene Lane, Crestview, FL
Duncan.ferguson@mindspring.com
T: 850.902.2886
Products: fiber saving Debarker heads
 
WOODLAND PARTS & SERVICES, INC. – 30
116 Peters Rd, Talladega, AL
jac.woodlandparts@gmail.com
T: 256.493.4798
Products: parts for debarkers, chippers and other equipment
 
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY FORESTRY EXTENSION - 29 
216 T. P. Cooper Building, Lexington, KY
forestry.extension@uky.edu
T: 859.257.7597
Products: education 
 
 
Craft Exhibits: 
Caswell Roger, Paris, KY – 23, 23
859.230.1527
 
Chainsaw Carvers: 
TB Wooden Creations, Metamora, IN
Troy Baker, 765.338.7557
 
White Hills Carving Co., Seymour, TN
Travis Plucinski, 203.410.0145
 
Sherri Corn, North Manchester, IN
765.460.7304
 
Timbercrafts, Seymour, CT
Tim Bonney, 203.231.1232
 
Fundi Universe, Lexington, KY
Kiptoo Tarus, 859.551.7708
 
Derek Richardson Chainsaw Art, Brandenburg, KY 
Derek Richardson, 270.945.5028
 
Food Truck Vendors: 
Double R SmokeHouse, Williamsburg, KY 
Beth Rowe, 606.215.6394
 
Bluegrass Foods, Frankfort, KY 
Richard Christy, 502.682.3488
 
Hippe Tom Concessions, Lexington, KY 
Tom Lester, 502.603.9481

Chainsaw Carving Competition

Chainsaw Carvers will be competing in a carving competition by designing the perfect piece to submit in a LIVE auction on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 12:30 p.m.  Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Kentucky Children's Hospital.  

Stop by and see our carvers: 

TB Wooden Creations, Troy Baker, Metamora, IN

White Hills Carving Co., Travis Plucinski, Seymour, IN

Timbercrafts, Tim Bonney, Seymour, CT

Sherri Corn, North Manchester, IN

Derek Richardson Chainsaw Art, Brandenburg, KY 

Fundi Universe, Kiptoo Tarus, Lexington, KY 

Crafters

Stop in and see our craft exhibits

Food Truck Vendors

The Kentucky Wood Expo is privileged to have excellent food vendors onsite providing a variety for the entire family.   

Double R Smokehouse, Williamsburg, KY
T: 606.215.6394
beth.rowe@adventhealth.com 
Menu:  smoked pulled pork tenderloin, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, fries, chili cheese fries, Lemonade

Bluegrass Foods, Frankfort KY
T: 502/682-3488
Richardchristy1962@ayhoo.com
Menu: Greek Gyros, Oriental foods, burgers, BBQ, Sno-cones

Hippe Tom’s Concessions, Lexington, KY 
T: 502.603.9481
Menu: catfish sandwich, fries, blooming onions, tornado taters, corndogs, funnel cakes, deep fried oreos. 

 

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