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      Destroy Responsibly™ program returns to Las Vegas Woodworking Show

      Fort Mill, 03.29.2021

      The tradeshow industry was hard hit during this pandemic. After a long year of waiting and hoping, the tradeshow world is waking up renewed and optimistic.

      The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®) will be one of the first to see a WEIMA exhibit in over a year! The WEIMA team is eager to hit the road after a long hiatus, a feeling that is shared by many in the woodworking industry.


      WEIMA machinery makes tradeshows greener

      Machinery demonstrations on the trade show floor inevitably create scrap, just like the machines would in a shop. This wood waste is collected by throughout the show by Freeman Co. and delivered to the Destroy Responsibly™ tent behind the exhibit hall. All exhibitors and attendees are welcome and encouraged to venture out and watch the wood waste shredding process in action.

      The green carpet begins at the WEIMA booth and ends at the Destroy Responsibly shredding station.

      WEIMA is returning to the AWFS® Fair in Las Vegas with the Destroy Responsibly™ program in tow. The recycling initiative has become a show tradition with a purpose: to divert the wood scrap created on the show floor from the landfill.


      The wood scrap is sorted so that solid wood waste is shredded separately from particle board, MDF, plywood, and other types of wood with binding agents or chemical treatments. This is done with one intention: to repurpose the shredded solid wood and divert it from the landfill.

      With the assistance of the non-profit organization, Repurpose America, the solid wood chips are donated to the University of Nevada at Las Vegas to be used as ground cover around campus. Any unused wood chips will be composted for use later in the year by the grounds team.


      “The reinvention of scrap is what WEIMA is all about! Shredding this wood waste on the spot gives show-goers an opportunity to think critically and creatively about the scrap they create in their own shops and how it can be reimagined.”

      Audrey Brewer, North American Marketing Manager


      See you on the show floor

      A bright green carpeted path within the tradeshow hall will lead directly to the shredding system—you can’t miss it! The machine will be running steadily throughout show hours and all in attendance are encouraged to come back and see it in action! The Destroy Responsibly™ shredding location will also be marked on show floorplan maps for easy navigation.


      The AWFS® Fair will be held July 20-23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show will take place in the brand new West Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center! WEIMA shredding and briquetting equipment will also be on display at booth #1447. The WEIMA team is excited to see you there!

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      About WEIMA

      More than 35,000 machines sold worldwide! WEIMA has been manufacturing robust shredders and briquetting presses for the disposal and processing of all types of waste for more than four decades. Our machines include single-shaft shredders, four-shaft shredders, cutting mills and briquette presses. The popular blood orange machines are used in the wood, plastics, paper, metal and waste-to-energy industries.

      Made in Germany. Built for the world.

      Shredders and briquette presses from WEIMA are exclusively made in Germany and come from production plants in Saxony-Anhalt and Baden-Wuerttemberg. Every year, more than 300 employees work on around 1,200 customer solutions from around the globe. We have long-standing sales and service locations in the USA, Poland, India and China. More than 80 representatives supplement this global presence.

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