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WMIA hands out $29,000 in scholarships

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

With the costs of higher education these days, every little bit helps. That’s why the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association awarded a total of $29,000 in scholarship money to deserving students in May at this year’s Woodworking Industry Conference in San Antonio.

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Award recognizes the swift growth of KBIS

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

kbisThe Kitchen & Bath Industry Show was recently named the top fastest-growing event in North America by Tradeshow Executive Magazine. The announcement was made in May at the magazine’s annual event in Chicago to honor the 50 fastest-growing events in North America for 2014.

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DMT honors North Bennet graduate with award

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

dmtDiamond Machining Technology of Marlborough, Mass., recognized Evan Kistler in May with its annual Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship. Kistler is a recent graduate of the preservation carpentry program at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. The annual award, now in its second year, is designed specifically for North Bennet students to show recognition to exceptional craftsmanship while encouraging the next generation of artists. 

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Vermont woodworker wins WMMA’s Baldwin Award

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 June 2015 00:00

wmmaJohn Schultz, a Vermont business owner, inventor and industry supporter, was recently honored with the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America’s Ralph B. Baldwin Award at the annual Woodworking Industry Conference, which was held in April in San Antonio.

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New WMIA vice president plans future growth

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 June 2015 00:00

wmiaLarry Hoffer recently began his new position as executive vice president of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association and will now be responsible for running daily operations, implementing programs along with the board of directors and planning for the trade group’s future growth.

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