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Hustle, bustle and energy marks IWF 2012

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 October 2012 00:00

IWF 2012 had the look and feel of what it proclaims to be: the largest showcase of machinery, materials, supplies and services in the Western Hemisphere for woodworking and related industries. The four-day trade show, held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, drew an estimated 23,000 visitors, including 15,000 registered attendees and more than 8,000 exhibitors, according to show management.

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Design contest winners named at IWF 2012

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 October 2012 00:00

12_nes_deskThe Design Emphasis student furniture design competition held in August at IWF 2012 was not only an impressive addition to the show floor, but a great opportunity for emerging designers. The event, which started in 2002, gives college-level furniture design students a chance to have their work professionally critiqued and noticed by potential industry employers.

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Challenger award winners honored at IWF

Monday, 15 October 2012 00:00

Seven exhibitors at IWF 2012 were honored with the Challenger Distinguished Achievement Award during the Aug. 22-25 trade show in Atlanta.

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Credentialing program starts to gain traction

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 October 2012 00:00

10_newsdeskLeaders of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America revealed the organization’s recent progress with its Advanced Wood Manufacturing Passport and Credential Program at IWF 2012 in August. The big news is that state governments have recently started to take interest in the educational program.

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Thermwood’s YouBuild keeps costs lower

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 September 2012 00:00

08_news_desk_1For those who own the brand’s CNC machinery, Thermwood is offering a new Internet-based program called YouBuild to generate new business. The free program designates a shop as a cut center, able to produce custom parts from online orders.

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