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NHLA rolls out new branding initiative

Tuesday, 04 November 2008 16:44

The National Hardwood Lumber Association unveiled its “new brand and refocused message” at IWF 2008, but the new initiative is a work in progress, with NHLA officers speaking more in generalities than specifics.

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N.H. groups team for new certification

Friday, 03 October 2008 20:59

The New Hampshire Institute of Furniture Making in Manchester, N.H., the non-profit teaching arm of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association, has formed a partnership with the New Hampshire Institute of Art to establish a certificate in furniture making.

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AWFS increases its student scholarships

Friday, 03 October 2008 20:57

The Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers has awarded 27 students a total of $82,000 for the 2008-2009 academic year. The AWFS scholarship committee gave out more scholarships this year than it has in the history of the program. In the General Industry category, $40,000 of the total went to students pursuing degrees or certificates in industry-related programs, such as fine woodworking, wood science, furniture studies and technology education.

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Buyer interest remained high at 2008 IWF

Tuesday, 30 September 2008 20:26

Show officials from IWF 2008, held Aug. 20-23 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, say that although attendance decreased compared to the prior show in 2006, the numbers did not reflect a significant drop in serious show patrons. The consensus was that attendee buyer interest surpassed what would be expected in a tough economic environment.

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He revels in restoration

Tuesday, 30 September 2008 19:02

Intense involvement with a good project is Greg Guenther’s definition of satisfaction. Along with his overloaded repertoire of faithful renditions of American and European period-style furniture from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, Guenther also has successfully built a large clientele of museums, private individuals and dealers for furniture conservation.

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