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Design winners gained credibility at IWF

Tuesday, 28 October 2008 17:13

Consider this: You’re twenty-something years old and your work is being exhibited at IWF 2008, the largest woodworking show in North America. Take it a step farther and imagine you are one of the seven winners out of 75 Design Emphasis finalists and a record number of more than 300 entries in the woodworking competition.



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.



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.



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.



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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