Join us at the PDCA Expo on March 4-7

Thursday, February 12, 2015 | Reader Comments | Festool Events | Paint

PDCA Expo 2015

The Annual PDCA Painting & Decorating Expo is the painting and decorating industry’s premier learning and networking conference. More than 500 professional contractors will attend 40+ education sessions, a large interactive tradeshow, and business development events over the course of four days.

This year's Expo will be held March 4-7, 2015 in Charleston, SC.

Festool would like to invite you to be our guest to 2015 PDCA Trade Show with a free exhibit hall pass that grants access to the exhibit floor from 2pm to 5pm. Please download a free pass to attend the Trade Show on Friday, March 6th, 2015. Just bring this pass to the PDCA registration desk and you will have access to a vibrant trade show floor featuring Festool power tools and other exhibitors with live demonstrations. You can learn more at www.paintinganddecoratingexpo.com.

Be sure to stop by booth #321 and see how Festool can completely transform how you do surface preparation!

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Festool CONNECT 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015 | Reader Comments | Festool Events | General Information

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Register now to attend Festool Connect 2015!

Register to attend Festool Connect at JLC Live in Providence, RI on Thursday, March 19th, from 9:00am – 4:00pm EST. This will be a great opportunity for us to, well, connect with you personally — away from the hustle and bustle of the JLC LIVE clinics and exhibits. You'll be our guest as we host a day of learning, socializing and, of course, demonstrating several of the new products we're introducing in the coming months. This is an exclusive event for Festool enthusiasts only, the day before the JLC Live show.

Important note: we are changing to a new venue this year for Festool Connect 2015. We will be at Dunkin Donuts Center, which is adjacent to the Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC) where we hosted Festool Connect in previous years.

I don't live anywhere near Rhode Island, so why am I getting this?! Well, we've had attendees from as far away as Alaska at previous Festool Connect events. So, we want to give everyone the chance to attend. Also, we want to let you know you can view the event online on March 19th if you can't make it. More information on the live video stream will come as we near the event date.

What will I see and do at Festool Connect?

We'll begin the day at 9:00 am in the Dunkin Donuts Center, with high-impact clinics by industry professionals. You'll see live demonstrations and learn about tools and techniques to take back to the shop. And we'll have Festool staff on hand all day to answer your questions. At noon, we'll treat you to a nice lunch and have some time to kick back and mingle. In the afternoon we'll provide some refreshments between clinics. You may even get a sneak peek at some new tools. Sounds fun, right?!

And, because we appreciate you registering and attending Festool Connect, you'll not only be treated to lunch, but you'll receive a complimentary pass to the JLC LIVE exhibit hall for March 20th-21th, as well as free Festool swag. As if THAT wasn't enough, you'll also be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win Festool prizes. You must be present to win and at least 18 years of age. Festool employees, dealers, and affiliates are not eligible to win.

Want to know more about JLC Live?

JLC Live is one of the premier woodworking shows of the year and we'll be there on March 20th-21st at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. It's your opportunity to check out some of the amazing new tools that we will introduce in 2015, watch product demonstrations, attend our workshops, and meet us in person.

Be our guest and register now for your free exhibition hall pass. Swing by and see us at Booth #916 and enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win some awesome Festool prizes!

Thousands of residential construction professionals from across the East Coast come to JLC Live to hone their skills, network with exhibiting companies and industry peers, get hands-on training with live building clinics, and attend the educational conference. Festool is proud to be a part of it.

We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, visit http://ne.jlclive.com/.

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Join Festool at PDCA 2014 in Reno

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | Reader Comments | Festool Events | Paint

PDCA 2014

 

We are only a few days away from the 2014 Painting and Decorating Expo, taking place March 12-15, 2014 at the Grande Sierra Resort in Reno. 

Festool would like to invite you and your colleagues to visit us at the 2014 PDCA Trade Show for FREE on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Please download or print the free pass for our Trade Show on Friday, March 14, 2014.  All you need to do is bring this pass with you to the PDCA registration desk and you will have access to a vibrant trade show floor featuring over 50 exhibitors and live demonstrations, including Festool Power Tools for Professional Painters.

Of course, access to the full event is still available. You can learn more at www.paintinganddecoratingexpo.com

Be sure to stop by booth #417 and see how Festool can completely transform how you do surface preparation!

 

 

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Festool Connect 2014 - Don't miss it!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | Reader Comments | Festool Events

Festool Connect and JLC Live

Let's get together in Providence!

Register to attend Festool Connect at JLC Live in Providence, RI on Thursday, March 20th, from 9:00am – 4:00pm EST. This will be a great opportunity for us to, well, connect with you personally—away from the hustle and bustle of the JLC LIVE clinics and exhibits. You'll be our guest as we host a day of learning, socializing and, of course, demonstrating several of the new products we're introducing in the coming months. This is an exclusive event for Festool enthusiasts only, the day before the JLC Live show.

What will I see and do at Festool Connect?

We'll begin the day at 9:00 am in Ballroom A, on the 5th Floor of the Rhode Island Convention Center, with high-impact clinics by industry professionals. You'll see live demonstrations and learn about tools and techniques to take back to the shop. And we'll have Festool staff on hand all day to answer your questions. At noon, we'll treat you to a nice lunch and have some time to kick back and mingle. In the afternoon we'll provide some refreshments between clinics. You may even get a sneak peek at some new tools. Sounds fun, right?!

And, because we appreciate you registering and attending Festool Connect, you'll not only be treated to lunch, but you'll receive a complimentary pass to the JLC LIVE exhibit hall for March 21-22, as well as free Festool swag. As if THAT wasn't enough, you'll also be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win Festool prizes. You must be present to win and at least 18 years of age. Festool employees, dealers, and affiliates are not eligible to win.

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Win great Festool prizes and swag in our 2014 video contest!

Monday, January 20, 2014 | Reader Comments | Festool Events

YouTube Video Contest 2014

 

Share your instructional or testimonial style video featuring a Festool power tool for a chance to win one of several great prizes! Everyone with an eligible entry is guaranteed to get some Festool swag.

Some of our previous video contest participants have gone on to partner with us to review tools and create additional videos and content. It's enthusiastic members of the Festool power tool community who are willing to share their expertise and knowledge that we really enjoy working with.

Two randomly selected winners will receive $750 toward any Festool product(s) of their choosing. Festool employees will vote to select their top five favorites from all of the entries, each of whom will receive a Festool C 15 Cordless Drill. Those finalists' videos will be featured at our Festool Connect 2014 event on March 20th where those in attendance will vote for the grand prize winner of $1,000 toward Festool product(s) of their choice.

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A new way to learn - Festool Road School

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | Reader Comments | Festool Events

Festool Road School FREE Event

 

With the popularity of our end user training program and limited class availability, we are introducing a new way to learn how to get the most out of your Festool power tools. In addition to our regional demo eventsKatz Roadshow partnership, and end user training classes, we are now traversing the country with a traveling road school at participating Festool dealer locations.

These daylong training events will feature Allen Kensley, a Festool Applications Instructor with decades of experience in woodworking and comprehensive knowledge of the Festool System.

Learn how to build cabinets, doors and drawers, build a farm table, or just get a better understanding of the Festool system as a whole! Allen will cover all the tools and techniques during the event based on the event's chosen curriculum. Learn how to make more money by using Festool. Experienced woodworkers and novices alike will walk away with a range of time-saving, profit-building skills. Don’t miss this opportunity for Festool Training!

Don’t forget to invite a friend. This is going to be a fun and educational day.

We look forward to seeing you! Visit our website to search for regional events in your area and to subscribe for email notifications of future events. You can also follow Allen's travels across the country on Twitter @festoolroadshow.

 

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The State of the Industry for Remodeling 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013 | Reader Comments | Festool Events

State of the Industry 2013

 

State of the Industry - Recap by Brad Holden

 

Festool USA, a regular participant of the JLC Live Conference, held an additional event at this year’s conference. After introducing Festool Connect in 2012, they’ve now taken it one step further to act as a source of expertise for the remodeling industry by holding the State of The Industry.

So, what is the State of The Industry (SOTI)? It’s an in-depth analysis of the remodeling industry to identify key findings that are helpful for remodeling business owners and employees alike. More specifically, SOTI looks at data points relating to housing starts, remodeling activity, types of projects homeowners undertook during the economic downturn and why, forecasts for the industry, and strategies for small businesses to grow.

Using assistance from expert research analysts, Festool looked at a number of different reports including the Residential Remodeling Index (Hanley Wood) and Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University), and pulled the most relevant information for remodeling businesses.

Here are a few highlights from the presentation:

 

  • Home Improvement Spending Reached $300 Billion in 2012 – 2nd highest in last decade
  • During the economic downturn, the number of high ROI projects (Window, Door Replacements) were least affected
  • 400,000 New ‘Replacement & Remodeling’ projects forcasted for 2013

 

In addition to these and additional points, Festool went through strategies for small remodeling businesses to grow, and gave examples on how to implement these strategies. The presentation also covered demographics by age and region as to where the highest opportunities are during economic up and downturns. 

At the conclusion of the presentation, there was a short Q & A that involved a number of questions relating to detailed points of the presentation. But one question stood out when someone asked “Why is Festool doing this? Aren’t you guys just supposed to make tools?”, Michael Williams, VP of Marketing for Festool USA, replied “Working with tools is lifestyle, and we want to do whatever we can to make the jobs of our customers and fans easier. With the State of The Industry, we are providing a tool, in presentation form, that will allow remodeling businesses to forecast expectations so that they can better prepare their businesses.”

To read the presentation in full and get all the research from SOTI, download the full State of the Industry for Remodeling 2013 presentation. In addition to the presentation, SOTI attendees walked away with a handout that highlighted the presentation. And now that handout is available for download as well.

Download the State of the Industry for Remodeling 2013 PDF

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It's time to "Connect" at JLC Providence 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013 | Reader Comments | Festool Events

2012 Festimonial Giveaway

 

Our Festool Connect event was so well received last year that we're doing it again this year, but bigger and better!

Can I attend Festool Connect even if I'm not going to attend JLC Live? Yes. Can I attend Connect even if I'm a hobbist? Yes.

Register to attend Festool Connect at JLC Live in Providence, Rhode Island on Thursday, March 21st from 9:30a-4p. This will be a great opportunity for us to, well, connect with you personally away from the hustle and bustle of the JLC Live clinics and exhibits. We want you to be our guest as we host a day of learning, socializing and of course demonstrating several new products that will be introduced in the coming months. This is an exclusive event for Festool enthusiasts only the day before the JLC Live show.

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