News Room

As a service to AWI Manufacturing and Supplier Members, we accept news releases from member companies and post them here to keep members informed of corporate news and developments as they occur.

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March 21, 2014 Stiles Machinery Inc. announces that they have added Powerline Machinery as a new distributor for Florida. Powerline Machinery will exclusively represent the complete line of Stiles products for woodworking accounts. Click here for more information about Stiles Machinery.
March 6, 2014 Biesse is excited to announce they will host their FIRST "One2One - Grow With Us" event March 20, 2014 at Laminate Creations By Hand in Anaheim, CA. Based on the needs of their West Coast market, Biesse has made the decision to move their Spring event from their West Coast Showroom to a customer's facility where attendees have the opportunity to see actual LIVE production and talk to owners and operators about their experience. Click here for more information and registration.
March 3, 2014 Biesse America Celebrates 25 Years of Supporting American Business. Biesse America opened their doors in Charlotte, NC in 1989 as the showroom and service hub for Biesse S.p.A., a world leading manufacturer of industrial machinery for wood, plastics and non-ferrous metals. Click here to read the full press release.
February 18, 2014 Stiles Machinery has announced they will conduct a Manufacturing Solutions Seminar in High Point, NC on Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The Manufacturing Solutions Seminar promises attendees they will learn how to accelerate their production velocity with the latest technologies, such as CNC machining, sawing, banding, material handling, assembly, and software. The Manufacturing Solutions Seminar event is complimentary and includes one free hotel night for our guests traveling from out of town. For additional information and to register, please visit www.stilesmachinery.com/events or contact Jen DenOuden at jdenouden@stilesmachinery.com or 616.698.7500 x 1327.
February 14, 2014 Roseburg — Bob Jewell, Roseburg's Director of Solid Wood Manufacturing, announced today that Dave Lowry has been named plant manager for Roseburg's Engineered Wood Products facility in Riddle, OR.

Mr. Lowry is a long-term employee of Roseburg, and joined the Engineered Wood Group when the company entered the EWP business in 2000. He was one of the original members of the start-up team and supervised the installation, startup, and operation of the dryer area of the greenfield plant. He has held multiple management positions within the mill, and has been serving as the plant superintendent since 2008. For more information about Roseburg, view www.roseburg.com.
February 6, 2014 The Tenth Annual Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challengeâ„¢ is now accepting entries, and Veneer Technologies Incorporated announces the 2014 panel that will decide this international design competition highlighting achievement in the use of natural wood veneer product. The judges are Tim Fixmer, publisher, CCI Media; Wave Oglesby, vice president sales and marketing, Columbia Forest Products; and Alfred Sharp, studio furniture maker. Entry materials for the Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge are available online through www.veneertech.com and from Veneer Technologies sales representatives and distributors. There is no entry fee. Material does not need have been sourced through Veneer Tech to be eligible.
February 5, 2014 Sherwin-Williams, through its Product Finishes Division, announced the winners of its fifth annual ProVisionsâ„¢ Vendor Awards during a vendor appreciation program at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. on January 29. For more information about the Product Finishes Division of Sherwin-Williams, visit http://oem.sherwin.com.
February 3, 2014 HOMAG Group AG acquires US distribution and service partner, Stiles Machinery, Inc. HOMAG Group has increased its share in the voting capital of the US distribution and service company Stiles from 26.7 to 100 percent. The shares were sold by Peter Kleinschmidt who headed up the company for 39 years and is now retiring from active business. Even after the acquisition, he will be available to provide advice as a member of the supervisory board of Stiles. For more detail, click here. Additionally, you are invited to contact Steve Waltman, Vice President of Marketing Communications for Stiles Machinery for an in-depth conversation on this momentous collaboration in our industry. Steve may be contacted via phone at 616.698.7500 x 1222 (office) or 616.581.4737. Additionally, by email at swaltman@stilesmachinery.com.
January 24, 2014 Stiles Plastics Fabrication Seminar to Feature Wayde King and Brett Raymer of Animal Plant's Tanked. If you've tuned into Animal Planet's reality television series, "Tanked." you've seen brothers-in-law Wayde King and Brett Raymer of Las Vegas-based Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM) transform celebrity homes, casinos, hotels and Fortune 500 corporate headquarters with their creatively constructed fish tanks-each manufactured with precision and efficiency on Stiles equipment.

Stiles guests attending the upcoming Plastic Fabrication Seminar on February 19 in High Point, North Carolina will have the opportunity to meet Wayde and Brett, hear about Acrylic Tank Manufacturing's successes and learn more about their innovative uses of machinery for sizing, machining, and processing acrylic components.
January 17, 2014 Art for Everyday will be exhibiting at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas, February 4-6. Art for Everyday will have one booth at N577 with the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, while another booth will be at C7324 with its co-event, the International Building Show. Click here for more information.
January 15, 2014 Stiles Machinery Participants attending the 12th Executive Briefing Conference (EBC), scheduled for April 6 - 8, 2014 in Englewood, Colorado, will have the opportunity hear author, columnist, blogger, and lecturer, Cam Marston, as the event's keynote speaker. His focus while presenting at EBC will be on the topics of "Leadership in a Distracted World" as well as developing and keeping qualified personnel. Click here for more information and Registration.
January 13, 2014 Biesse and Intermac, will be holding their Spring One2One events in our showrooms located throughout the United States and Canada.
Attendees will have four different dates and locations to choose from to join Biesse and Intermac for their exclusive open house events, held in the US and Canada. These events give industry professionals a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, gain hands-on experience with our cutting edge technology, as well as consult one on one with product managers, each with over 20 years' experience in the industry. For more information, contact marketing@biesseamerica.com or call 1-877-8-BIESSE.
January 2, 2014 Stiles Machinery Inc. announced that guests attending the 12th consecutive Executive Briefing Conference (EBC), scheduled for April 6 - 8. 2014 in Englewood, Colorado, will have the opportunity to gain insight into the future of our industry through world-class speakers, plant tours and case studies. Click here for more information.
December 17, 2013 Monarch Metal released a free online screw tool chart. You just select your screw size in the upper left and the site populates all of the common dimensions you might be looking for. You can check it out here: http://www.monarchmetal.com/screw-chart-tool/
November 21, 2013 Microvellum, Inc. announced that they are taking a more active and direct role in the sales, service and support of Microvellum software products worldwide. The former responsibilities of Roger Shaw & Associates for Microvellum sales and support are now being handled by Microvellum, Inc. Click here to read the entire release - http://www.microvellum.com/microvellum-announces-sales-service-team/
November 14, 2013 Monarch Metal Fabrication - 6 Facts About the Job Market for Woodworkers - After declining precipitously in the housing collapse, woodworking and carpentry jobs are finally starting to stabilize. Are you interested in where the best paid jobs are? Are you interested in which woodworking and carpentry occupations pay the most? Would you like to know how woodworkers have fared relative to the rest of the country? Find out all this and more at: http://www.monarchmetal.com/6-facts-job-market-woodworkers-carpenters/
November 12, 2013 Biesse America hosted over 100 manufacturers from across the United States at the One2One event held at our Charlotte, NC facility on November 7th and 8th. During the event, attendees were given first hand demonstrations on a wide range of applications including nested based cabinet manufacturing, machining of composites, fabricating and milling of solid wood, wood panels, glass cutting and shaping as well as stone cutting and fabrication. If you were not able to attend this event please contact our office to schedule a visit to our showroom. You can email us at marketing@biesseamerica.com
October 4, 2013 Kerfkore announced Kerfore products are now available with Balsa wood. Balsakore can be used in the Kerfkore bendable and lightweight products to provide a core that is made from FSC Certified material containing no added formaldehyde. For further information, contact: Kerfkore Company, 800-637-3539.
October 2, 2013 Monarch Metal has released a new hanging system for mounting HPL Phenolic, Glass and ACM panels. Monarch's engineering team worked with 3M and the major HPL panel manufacturers to devise a system that would reduce labor and installation time. For more information on Monarch's MFTAPE system, please visit http://www.monarchmetal.com/products/phenolic-glass-glazing-panel-hanging-system/
August 26, 2013 Biesse and Intermac Canada will be holding our GRAND OPENING and Fall One2One event on October 24 - 26th at our NEW Greater Toronto Area Showroom and Service Hub in Mississauga, Ontario. For more information, contact marketing@biesseamerica.com or call 1-877-8-BIESSE.
August 2, 2013 Biesse and Intermac, world-leading manufacturers of industrial woodworking, glass and stone machinery, will be holding our Fall One2One events in our showrooms located throughout the United States and Canada. For more information and dates, contact marketing@biesseamerica.com or call 1-877-8-BIESSE.
July 30, 2013 The 2013 AWFS Fair was a great success for Biesse thanks to attendees like you who visited our booth to see the latest in innovative technology. A particular highlight of the show was the presentation of the prestigious Visionary Award for Product Innovation awarded to Biesse for AirForce, our NEW revolutionary system that allows companies of all sizes access to the green benefits of the top invisible glue line quality given by laser edges without the need of a complex and expensive laser system.

For more information about Biesse at AWFS, please contact marketing@biesseamerica.com or call (704) 357-3131.
July 15, 2013 Biesse America is pleased to announce Mike Johnson has accepted the position of Vice President of Distribution. Mike has over 20 years' experience in the woodworking industry, with the last 7 years serving as Biesse's North America Product Manager for Wide Belt Sanders and Bacci Product Lines. We welcome you to contact Mike by emailing mike.johnson@biesseamerica.com or calling 704.526.5924.
July 12, 2013 Biesse America is pleased to announce Randy Jamison has accepted the position of Vice President for Primary Accounts. Randy has served as Selco Brand Manager for Biesse for the past 17 years and has over 20 years industry experience. We welcome you to contact Randy by emailing randy.jamison@biesseamerica.com or calling 704.526.5925.
July 2, 2013 Sherwin-Williams announced today it will launch four additional products in its F3 line-up during the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) Fair in Las Vegas, July 24-27: Sher-Wood® F3 Hi-Bild PreCat White Lacquer, Sher-Wood® F3 Kemvar® Plus Conversion Varnish, Sher-Wood® F3 Kemvar® Plus Surfacer, and Sher-Wood® F3 PreCat Primer/Surfacer. For more information about Sherwin-Williams and its Product Finishes Division, visit http://oem.sherwin.com.
June 18, 2013 Sherwin-Williams will introduce Sher-Wood® WB-S spray stain and Sher-Wood® WB-W wiping stain through its Product Finishes Division at the Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers (AWFS) Fair in Las Vegas, July 24-27. Both stains are formulated with raw materials that are reported to contain no VOCs, and have theoretical emitted (calculated) VOCs of 0.0 lb/gal and 0.02 lb/gal respectively. For more information about Sherwin-Williams and its Product Finishes Division, visit http://oem.sherwin.com.
June 18, 2013 Monarch Metal has released a new low profile stainless steel standoff to its selection of countertop and panel support options. Monarch developed the stainless steel standoff in response to architects that desired a less intrusive cap where customers desired a subtle, nuanced aesthetic. Standoffs are used in a variety of applications including countertop supports for transaction counters, glass and decorative wall panel supports and sign mounting hardware.

Click here for the full press release or for more information on Monarch's standoff line, please visit http://www.monarchmetal.com/products/standoffs/.
June 14, 2013 Biesse America is pleased to welcome Bill Sargent to the Biesse Sales Team as our Distribution Program Manager. Bill will be responsible for Biesse's entry-level products across the US working directly with our distribution network. Bill will be a valuable asset to Biesse as well as our customers and distributors with over 30 years of experience in our industry in both sales as well as manufacturing. We welcome you to contact Bill by emailing bill.sargent@biesseamerica.com or calling 704.968.9045
June 11, 2013 Eagle Mouldings Inc. has developed TWO New Custom designed Z Clips / Panel Clips; one with a 1/4"
Standoff and the other with a 3/16" Standoff. Both of the new Z Clips are engineered with a 5/8" lift off. The new Z Clips are designed for maximum holding power and when added to our existing line, will offer a wide range of versatility necessary for your specific project. Click here for the full press release.
June 11, 2013 New in 2013, Eagle Mouldings is introducing two more Architectural Aluminum Extrusion Trims. First is the new satin anodized 90 degree Outside Corner Aluminum Trim. This aluminum outside corner trim has a clean look and crisp lines. It has been engineered to be used with 3/4" wall Panels. After gathering information from our millwork and display customers, we came up with a custom designed outside corner Aluminum Trim that has two exposed 1/4" legs and a 1/4" x 1/4" notch in the center. Click here for the full press release.
June 11, 2013 Eagle Mouldings Inc. has developed a new, custom designed Smooth Faced Z Clip/Panel Clip for the architectural millwork and glass/glazing industries. Click here for the full press release.
June 5, 2013 New ASA 'Subcontractor's Negotiating Tip Sheets' Improve Negotiating Power
The American Subcontractors Association, Inc. (ASA) expanded its line of contract resources for construction subcontractors with the introduction of its new "Subcontractor's Negotiating Tip Sheets," which will be released on a serialized weekly basis beginning on May 9, 2013. ASA members can access the "Subcontractor's Negotiating Tip Sheets" in the member resources section of the ASA Web site at www.asaonline.com.
June 5, 2013 ASA Hails Proposed Legislation Targeting Construction 'Bid Shopping'
ASA hailed legislation introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., on May 9, 2013, as a significant step to improve the management of the federal government's construction projects.
By requiring contractors to use the subcontractors identified in the contractors' bids, the Construction Quality Assurance Act of 2013 (H.R. 1942) would promote open competition among subcontractors and ethical bidding practices and ensure that the highest quality subcontractors bid and work on projects paid for with federal taxpayer dollars.
May 22, 2013 Biesse has expanded their booth space at AWFS. Visit Biesse in our NEW location, booth #10012 & 10023. For more information about Biesse at AWFS, please contact marketing@biesseamerica.com or call (704) 357-3131.
May 21, 2013 Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS), a manufacturer of Division 12 Plastic Laminate Casework and Retail Store Fixtures, has established Sandhill Furniture (Sandhill), a new division of ACS for the educational, commercial, and residential markets. For more information on their product lines and company, visit www.advancedcabinetsystems.com or contact Marc Dunker at (765) 677-8000 or email mdunker@advancedcabinetsystems.com.
May 15, 2013 Kerfkore Company gives distributor awards based on their purchases and sales of Kerfkore products. For 2012, Holdahl Company receives the distributor award for the Largest Percentage Increase of Kerfkore products. For further information contact: Kerfkore Company, Phone: 800-637-3539, www.kerfkore.com E-mail: info@kerfkore.com
May 13, 2013 Biesse and Intermac Canada have signed the lease on a new building in Toronto where we will open our new Toronto Sales and Service Center. For additional information, please visit our website at www.biessecanada.com or email us at marketing@biessecanada.com.
May 8, 2013 ETemplate Systems announces a NEW and powerful upgrade to the Measure Manager™ software for their ELaser™ 3D digital measuring and templating system. The system takes measurements on site and produces a detailed drawing in dxf as you measure. A Leica 3D Disto collects the measurement data but the power is in the NEW release of Measure Manager. Call for a demo! Toll free: 866-877-6933 or e-mail: info@etemplatesystem.com or www.ETemplateSystem.com
May 7, 2013 Stiles Machinery is pleased to be exhibiting at the 2013 Ligna exhibition in Hannover, Germany. Read the entire press release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=146
May 6, 2013 SCM GROUP will be at the 2013 ICFF - International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. During the four day event, SCM GROUP will demonstrate how to transform raw materials into finished products using handcrafted processes and high performing technologies. SCM Tech Z5 machining centre will be in full operation at booth# 2828, demonstrating live how to create the "Vaulted Table", a splendidly innovative "table/sculpture" designed by the London-based Bloomlab Architecture & Design.
Visit them at booth# 2828 | May 18-21, 2013 | www.scmgroupna.com
May 1, 2013 Biesse America officially opened their West Coast Showroom and Service Center in Anaheim, California. For more information, contact marketing@biesseamerica.com or call 1-877-8-BIESSE.
May 1, 2013 Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge™ Woodwork Design Competition Entries are due May 31; Results Will Be Announced at AWFS® Las Vegas Entry form and rules are found at www.veneertech.com
April 30, 2013 Stiles Machinery invites you to attend our Manufacturing Solutions Seminar in High Point, NC on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. For more information and to register visit - http://www.stilesmachinery.com/events/manufacturing-solutions-seminar
April 30, 2013 Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS), a manufacturer of Division 12 Plastic Laminate Casework and Retail Store Fixtures, has partnered with local schools and developed a program encouraging students to consider pursuing careers in the woodworking industry. For the entire press release visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prwebacs/mentorstudents/prweb10686091.htm
April 10, 2013 Häfele America Co., a leading supplier of furniture and architectural hardware components, will be showcasing how the concepts of Universal Design can be brought to life in the kitchen during the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) April 19-21, in New Orleans, LA. For more information, please visit www.hafele.com.
April 1, 2013 Two Architectural building products suppliers in Western New York will merge—Thruway Hardwood & Plywood Corp. of Cheektowaga, and D & M Plywood, Inc. of Buffalo. Click here for more information.
March 29, 2013 The American Subcontractors Association unveiled a legislative work kit containing model state legislation to address the lack of payment assurances for construction subcontractors on projects financed by public-private partnerships. As P3 projects have become more popular, state legislatures have enacted legislation giving states and localities increasing latitude to negotiate P3 agreements, including more "vertical" construction projects. Unfortunately for subcontractors, often neither the P3 agreements nor existing law provides adequate payment assurances to subcontractors. Click Here to read the full press release.
March 26, 2013 The Internal Revenue Service today issued its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud. Click Here to read the full press release.
March 22, 2013 Monarch Metal Panel Mounting Clip System Tests at a 4,000 Pound Shear Strength. Monarch Metal has released the testing results for the Monarch Z Clip hanging system. Monarch engaged Qualtim, Inc. of Madison, Wisconsin to undertake load testing of the Monarch Z Clip system for mounting panels in the most typical installations. The tests included testing of the panel clips to the back of the panel, testing of the Monarch Clip system in a typical installation on metal studs and wood studs. For more information, www.monarchmetal.com
March 14, 2013 Stiles Machinery Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2013 Executive Briefing Conference (EBC) will open with a keynote address by Robert Tucker who has been a consultant and speaker for over 25 years. Read the entire release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=140
March 13, 2013 Stiles Machinery Inc. will host a Plastic Fabrication Seminar in High Point, North Carolina on April 10. Read the entire release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=138
March 12, 2013 Stiles Machinery Inc. is only woodworking company in nation authorized as CEU provider. Read entire release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=137
March 7, 2013 Monarch Metal has launched a web tool to help customers choose the right Monarch Z Clip for their hanging application. The Monarch Z Clip Selector Tool asks the user to input the environment of the project (indoor / outdoor), the clearance between the top of the panel and the finished ceiling, the material and thickness of the panel and the substrate of the mounting surface. The tool then returns a recommendation of which Monarch Z Clip to use, what screw to use with the panel clips on the rear side of the panel and what screw to use for the continuous lengths along the wall. In addition, based on testing that Monarch has recently performed, the Monarch Z Clip Selector Tool gives load bearing information and the results of the third party testing. You can find the Monarch Z Clip Selector Tool at: monarchmetal.com/pages/Selector_Tool.html
March 4, 2013 ISEC, Inc. announces the retirement of Don Shaw, President and CEO since 2005. Following Mr. Shaw, Dusty Morgan has been promoted to President and CEO of ISEC, Inc. Mr. Morgan brings the organization 36 years of experience; he will oversee all corporate functions including safety, human resources, preconstruction services, as well as serving on the ISEC board of directors. Additionally, Mike Polanchyck has been promoted to Executive Vice President. Mr. Polanchyck is responsible for the operations in Northern and Southern California, and Northwest regions.
March 1, 2013 The Ninth Annual Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge™ is now accepting entries, and Veneer Technologies Incorporated announces the 2013 panel who will decide this international design competition highlighting achievement in the use of natural wood veneer products. The judges are Dale Broholm, senior critic in the Department of Furniture Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD); Tim Fixmer, publisher, CCI Media; and Thomas Tuck, product and distribution manager with woodworking machinery manufacturer Casadei-Busellato. For more information, www.veneertech.com
March 1, 2013 Stiles Machinery is pleased to announce that the 2013 Executive Briefing Conference (EBC) will close with an update from renowned economist Alan Beaulieu, whose insights and forecasts have made him a favorite at previous conferences. Read the entire release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=136
February 20, 2013 Stiles Shop awarded Ed Hall, from Pioneer Cabinetry in Davison, Mich., a free Ironwood CUT 14. Read the entire release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=135
February 14, 2013 Biesse is excited to announce we have signed a lease for our new West Coast Showroom, strategically located in Anaheim California. This new facility will be devoted to a state of the art showroom fully equipped with Biesse machinery powered up for demonstrations and also the West Coast location for in-house events like Biesse's popular One2One educational series. Please contact our marketing department for additional information by email at marketing@biesseamerica.com or call us at 704-357-3131 ext. 5001.
February 11, 2013 WoodLINKS USA and The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA) have combined forces to explore the prospect of merging these two organizations. This merger, subject to final approval by the Board of Directors for both organizations, will enable WoodLINKS USA members to become Education members of the Woodwork Career Alliance. The WCA has developed Industry recognized Skill Standards and a certification system for the Wood Industry. This agreement furthers the partnership created in 2010 between these two organizations.
February 11, 2013 Biesse will be attending the upcoming AWFS Fair taking place in Las Vegas, July 24 - 27, 2013. They invite you to visit their booth #7456.
February 8, 2013 Stiles Machinery is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the 2013 AWFS Fair in Las Vegas. The 2013 AWFS Fair will be held July 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and Stiles is excited to support the industry at this year's event. The company will showcase the newest technology in their 7,000 square foot booth that will be staffed with experts who will be available to discuss solutions to help their customers work smarter, faster, and better.

"The woodworking industry is changing and becoming more competitive," explained Stephan Waltman, Vice President of Stiles. "Many of our customers are discussing the merits and challenges of adding equipment to their shops while others are wondering whether if it's right for them."

Stiles is encouraging their customers to attend AWFS to discover and discuss the new, affordable technology available today and how it could impact their business.
January 16, 2013 Stiles Machinery Inc. announces the expansion of their facility in High Point, North Carolina. Read the entire press release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=133.
December 18, 2012 Biesse America, a world leading manufacturer of high-tech CNC machinery for wood, plastics, metal and engineered-materials, is pleased to announce Andy Edward has joined our team as our Northern West Coast Area Manager. Andy will represent the entire line of Biesse machinery taking responsibility for sales for this territory. To contact Andy directly, email andy.edward@biesseamerica.com
December 12, 2012 Stiles Machinery celebrates 47 years of business by recognizing 34 employees for their length of service to the organization and its customers. Read the entire release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=132
December 4, 2012 States Industries, LLC, a major manufacturer of hardwood plywood and specialty panel products has announced the acquisition of California based Drawer Box Specialties. For more information contact, Michael Blakley, States Industries LLC, 1-800-626-1981 EX 1237, mblakley@statesind.com
November 5, 2012 Scm Group North America is pleased to announce that MHC Machinery has been named as a new distributor of SCM Premium, Classical and MiniMax products. For more information, contact Max Salmi, msalmi@scmgroup.com
October 15, 2012 Stiles Machinery announces the upcoming retirement of David K. Rothwell, Executive Vice President and Partner. Read the entire press release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=128
September 10, 2012 Stiles Machinery Inc. donated over 160 multi-functional book cases to Habitat for Humanity at the conclusion of the 2012 International Woodworking Fair (IWF) in Atlanta. Read entire release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=126
August 30, 2012 Stiles appoints Charles Martin as Project Manager for Engineered Systems. Read the entire press release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=124
August 17, 2012 Kerfkore Company is set to attend the 2012 International Woodworking Show in Atlanta, GA from August 22-25. Make sure to stop by Kerfkore Company's booth #2863.
August 16, 2012 Stiles Machinery adds McFarland & Associates as a new distributor, expanding market share in the Great Lakes region. Read the entire release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=122
August 15, 2012 Eggers Industries receives Indoor Advantage Gold Certification meeting the rigorous indoor air quality emission requirements set forth by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). The Indoor Advantage Gold certification is a designation reserved for manufacturers that have met strict standards for interior building materials, furnishings and finish systems. For more information on Eggers Industries, visit www.eggersindustries.com
August 1, 2012 Eggers Industries, a manufacturer of high end architectural wood products since 1884 and headquartered in Two Rivers, WI announces the acquisition of Select Veneer Company located in Smithfield, Kentucky. For more information on Eggers Industries, visit www.eggersindustries.com
August 1, 2012 SCM Group, leading Italian manufacturer of high technology equipment for woodworking, finishing, plastic, stone and glass application, has announced Max Salmi as Marketing Operation Manager for North America and the Mexico territory. To contact Max, please call (770) 813-7874 or email msalmi@scmgroup.com.
July 25, 2012 Prime6400 announces release of Version 3.9 the estimating/management software at the IWF - Atlanta August 22-25, 2012. Feel free to visit our Booth 4439. Read more our full release online: http://www.prime6400.com/NewsLetters/Prime6400V3.9.pdf
June 8, 2012 Kerfkore Company would like to announce the addition of a new sales manager to the sales team. Todd Fowler will be the new Northwest Sales Manager. For further information, contact: Amanda Thornton, amanda@kerfkore.com
June 8, 2012 Stiles Machinery Inc. is pleased to announce a new affiliation with service providers Aurands Machinery & Automation based in Middleburg, PA. Aurands has been providing service and technical assistance for woodworking equipment for 12 years. For more information, please contact John Casto, V.P., Stiles Machinery, at 616.698.7500 or jcasto@stilesmachinery.com.
June 4, 2012 Stiles Machinery Inc. in partnership with HOMAG Group of Germany, hosted Engineered Wood Flooring Days in High Point, NC on May 2 & 3, 2012. This new event brought together 75 industry representatives for the two-day seminar. View the entire press release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=102
May 7, 2012 Stiles Machinery Inc. announced that eight field service technicians have been hired in the past several months to address the growing need for qualified service personnel as the economy strengthens. For more information, please contact Stephan Waltman, V.P., Stiles Machinery, at 616.698.7500 or swaltman@stilesmachinery.com.
May 4, 2012 Each year, Kerfkore Company gives two distributor awards based on their purchases and sales of Kerfkore products. The first award is for the largest volume; the second, for the greatest percent increase compared to the previous year. For 2011, Distributor Service, Inc. receives the award for the Largest Volume Distributor of Kerfkore products. For the Greatest Sales Increase in 2011, the award goes to Wurth Wood Group. For further information, email: info@kerfkore.com.
April 11, 2012 Stiles Machinery is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the IWF trade show in Atlanta this summer. Read the entire release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=92
April 2, 2012 Stiles Machinery is pleased to have had the pleasure of hosting window and door manufacturers on a benchmarking tour in Germany and Switzerland. View the entire release & accompanying photo online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=94
March 9, 2012 2012 Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge™ Judge Panel Announced; Entries Due June 1
Entrants in the eighth annual Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge™ will be pleased to learn the names of the three seasoned industry panelists who will judge this international design competition that highlights achievement in the use of natural wood veneer products.

The trio for 2012 — each with a passion for hands-on woodworking — are Michael Bell, president elect of the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) and a senior manager with Allegheny Millwork, Lawrence, PA; midwesterner Tim Fixmer, member of the WoodLINKS USA board of directors and publisher of CabinetMaker+FDM; and Woodbury, TN, studio furniture maker Alfred Sharp, current president of The Furniture Society, who concentrates primarily in 18th Century American styles and builds pieces merging traditional design and proportions with contemporary idioms and exotic woods.

Craftsman's Challenge entries are accepted through June 1, 2012. Competition categories include Architectural Woodworking, Cabinetry, Furniture, Specialty Products, Store Fixtures, and Student Design. Entry materials are available online through www.veneertech.com and from Veneer Technologies sales representatives and distributors.
February 10, 2012 VT Industries partnered with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) for an Architectural Wood Door design competition for architecture students. The competition challenged the students to develop a door around the theme of looking at this type of threshold in all facets: energy passage, security, universal accessibility, physical composition, and most of all design. Total scholarship money awarded was $3,450, including $1,500 scholarship for the overall winning design.

Participants were challenged to design a door to the AIAS President's office, the door to the AIA/Library of Congress Reading Room, or both. In addressing the specific issues of the design challenge, submissions were evaluated on their response to the competition's theme, Threshold: Portals To The Future, demonstration of familiarity with modern principles of architectural doors, creation of a door that relates to the context of its location, originality of design, clear and easily comprehensible design, and demonstration of compliance with all competition objectives and guidelines. To view the winning designs listed below, go to http://vtindustries.aias.org/winners/.
February 8, 2012 CH Briggs is now the distributor of the complete line of Valspar Wood coatings, including stains, varnishes, lacquers, topcoats, and other finishing products, according to a joint announcement releases by the companies today. The new distribution agreement represents a partnership to provide wood finishing products to professional woodworkers, cabinetmakers, and millwork producers. For more information about Valspar products, visit www.valsparglobal.com.
February 6, 2012 Each year, Kerfkore Company gives two distributor awards based on their purchases and sales of Kerfkore products. The first award is for the largest volume; the second, for the greatest percent increase compared to the previous year. For 2011, Distributor Service, Inc. receives the award for the Largest Volume Distributor of Kerfkore products. For the Greatest Sales Increase in 2011, the award goes to Wurth Wood Group. For more information, visit www.kerfkore.com.
January 30, 2012 Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS) expands their staff for REVIT Capabilities. ACS hired Kyle Rennaker to their engineering and development team. ACS is located in Marion, Indiana and manufacturers casework products. Visit www.advancedcabinetsystems.com/news for more information.
January 18, 2012 SCM Group North America announced that Mike Fogel has been named Product Manager for SCM Group North America Industrial Sales Team. Mike will be responsible for Gabbiani, Mahros, Sergiani and Stefani product lines. For more information, contact Mike Fogel at mfogel@scmgroup.com.
January 18, 2012 SCM Group North America announced that Sergio Castro has been named Product Manager for SCM Group North America Industrial Sales Team. Sergio will be responsible for the Morbidelli, REM and OMAL product lines. For more information contact Sergio Castro at scastro@scmgroup.com.
January 16, 2012 Superfici America welcomes Scott Grissom to the team as the North American Product Manager for DMC Wide Belt Sanders. Scott will be responsible for all demonstrations and quotations of all DMC related products from our Concord, NC offices. For more information, http://www.superficiamerica.com/news/
January 13, 2012 States Industries awards $5000 Grand Price in the Art of Appleply design Competition to Alan Kaniarz of A.K.Services Inc., Detroit Michigan. Kaniarz's entry, titled Motion Chair was the choice of States' three judge panel of design professionals. To view all the entries go to http://appleply.com/designcompetition/
January 9, 2012 The Häfele Group, with headquarters in Nagold, Germany, announced today it has named Paul K. Smith as president of Häfele America Company, the company's North American subsidiary. Click Here to read the full press release.
December 15, 2011 CNA recently launched a Holiday Food Drive on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cnainsurance — for every "like" we get on our special holiday photo, CNA will donate $1 to Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. $1 equates to eight meals. $45 feeds a family of four for a month!
December 15, 2011 Stiles Machinery is pleased to announce they will host a benchmarking tour in Switzerland and Germany to tour various window and door manufacturing facilities and also attend the Fensterbau trade fair. Access the entire press release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=86
December 5, 2011 Stiles Machinery is pleased to announce that they will host a Stiles Expo highlighting solid wood, sanding and finishing applications January 25 and 26, 2012 at their High Point, North Carolina facility. Read the entire press release online:http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=83
November 9, 2011 Stiles Machinery announced that Bütfering has engineered a new series of wide belt sander with integrated advanced technology previously only available on larger machines and with the diversity to produce high quality results for almost any application. For more information visit Stiles at www.stilesmachinery.com.
October 26, 2011 Stiles Machinery is pleased to announce that the company's Texas regional office has moved into a bigger and better facility. Click here to read the entire press release.
October 12, 2011 Stiles Machinery is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the designation of "Supplier Partner" by Custom Cupboards in Wichita, Kansas. Click here to read the entire press release.
October 11, 2011 SCM Group North America announced that Casadei-Busellato, a leading supplier of high quality industrial machinery for processing wood, plastic and non-ferrous metals, has moved their showroom and training facility to Concord, NC.
October 10, 2011 Stiles Machinery is pleased to report on the success of their Grand Opening event featuring Stiles Finishing Technologies, held October 4-6 in High Point, North Carolina. Click here to read the entire press release.
October 8, 2011 Gemini is pleased to announce our new high quality white conversion primer surfacers product line that has been formulated for maximum adhesion, flexibility and sandability. For more information contact Gemini at 800-262-5710 or visit Gemini on-line at www.gemini-coatings.com.
October 7, 2011 Gemini is proud to present Artisan Effects® Faux Finish Glaze product line. For more information contact Gemini at 800-262-5710 or visit Gemini on-line at www.gemini-coatings.com.
October 6, 2011 Stiles Machinery — Keynote Speakers Announced for 10th Anniversary Executive Briefing Conference. Click here to read the entire press release.
August 30, 2011 Stiles Machinery is pleased to announce that their Western regional office has moved to a new, upgraded location. Read the entire press release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=73.
August 23, 2011 Stiles Machinery is pleased to announce they will host a grand opening October 4-6, 2011, highlighting Stiles Finishing Technologies at their High Point, NC regional showroom. View the entire press release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=72.
August 17, 2011 Häfele America Co. offers extruded contemporary cabinet pulls and grip space channels. To learn more about the extruded cabinet pulls or other cabinet solutions, please visit www.hafele.com/us.
August 15, 2011 Stiles Machinery Inc. is pleased to announce that Tony Slaven has been added to the company's sales team. Read the entire release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=71.
August 15, 2011 Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS) announced today that they've hired a new Chief Financial Officer. Tom Reto will be joining the team at ACS as they continue to grow their business.
August 1, 2011 Stiles Machinery Inc. is pleased to announce that its manufacturing partner, Weeke Maschinenbau, is moving forward with plans to produce their ABD drilling and dowel insertion machines at their Grand Rapids, Michigan manufacturing facility, Weeke North America. Read the entire press release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=70
August 1, 2011 Grand Prize and Category Winners, Honorable Mentions Named in Seventh Annual Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge™ Woodworking Competition. All entries can be viewed on the Veneer Technology Incorporated's website at www.veneertech.com.
July 28, 2011 Stiles Machinery is pleased to announce that Duane Griffiths, Director of Education for Stiles, was awarded the Larry Hilchie Past-Presidents Award by WoodLINKS USA. Read the entire press release, Click Here.
July 5, 2011 States Industries announced the launch of The Art of ApplePly, a design competition for furniture, fixtures, cabinets, art, toys, puzzles etc., made principally of ApplePly. Substantial cash prizes are available in Student, Amateur and Professional categories and anyone over 18 is eligible. Rules and entry forms are available on www.ApplePly.com, or www.StatesIndustriesInc.com
June 27, 2011 Stephenson Millwork Company of Wilson, NC received the Family Business of the Year Award in the large category (100+ employees) from the Wake Forest University Schools of Business Family Business Center and Business North Carolina.
June 16, 2011 The Bacon Veneer Company has launched the Bacon Veneer Store. This is a retail site that offers small veneer quantities and allows woodworkers to buy exactly what they need. www.baconveneerstore.com.
June 8, 2011 Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS) announced today that they are working with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) on becoming a more sustainable company. Read the entire press release online: http://www.advancedcabinetsystems.com/news/advanced-cabinet-systems-gains-fsc-certification
May 31, 2011 Contact Industries recently retained QAI Laboratories to conduct flame spread and smoke development tests on three separate product configurations commonly specified for ceiling and wall applications. In all three cases the test results warranted issuance of Class A Fire Rating Certificates under both National Fire Protection Association and International Building Code standards.To learn more or inquire about specific building projects call 800-547-1038 or email sales@contactind.com.
May 24, 2011 Stiles Machinery Inc. is pleased for the opportunity to work in cooperation with Hilco Industrial, LLC to provide the industry a vehicle for factory liquidations. Please read the entire press release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=65
May 17, 2011 Gemini Coatings is pleased to announce the introduction of Ultra Lacquer II clear conversion coating. Ultra Lacquer II is a clear post-catalyzed wood coating which offers the strength of a conversion varnish with the ease of application generally associated with precatalyzed lacquers. For more information contact Gemini at 800-262-5710 or visit Gemini on-line at www.gemini-coatings.com
May 17, 2011 Stiles Machinery is pleased to announce that Rolla Technical Institute (RTI) recently acquired a Weeke Vantech CNC router to provide their students with the opportunity to learn the basics of CNC machining. Read the entire press release online: http://www.stilesmachinery.com/news?newsID=64
May 10, 2011 2011 AWI Education Foundation Scholarships Awarded
$2000 Scholarships were awarded to Mr. Matthew Broome, Mr. Ethan Crooke, Ms. Marion Goodsell and Mr. Tyler Petersen. The AWI Education Foundation also donated showed its support of the Tropical Forest Foundation with a $2000 donation and $20,000 WoodLINKS USA to assist in covering annual operating expenses. If you would like to donate to AWIEF, please contact Philip Duvic, AWI Executive Vice President at 571-323-3636. Donations received by the foundation are tax deductible.
May 2, 2011 Obama Administration endorses "wood as a green building material." For more information, click here.
May 2, 2011 Stiles Machinery Inc. introduces the Q-One paper belt reciprocating spraying machine from Makor.   For details about the Q-One or other Makor products offered by Stiles Machinery in North America, please visit www.stilesmachinery.com/makor. For the full press release, click here.
May 2, 2011 AWI & NueMedia, LLC are pleased to announce their agreement that the Wood Group of NueMedia will now publish their Green Matters IQ Alert in cooperation with AWI.  For the full press release, click here.

April 20, 2011 Stiles Machinery Inc. is pleased to announce the newest module of Cut Rite software dedicated to nesting applications. For the full press release, click here.
April 6, 2011 Stiles Machinery Inc. is pleased to announce that they have appointed Robert J. Kostelnik as Technical Manager for Stiles Finishing Technologies. For the full press release, click here.
April 4, 2011 Lange Bros. Woodwork Co. Inc's Margaret Fisher spoke at the 3rd Annual Dollars and Sense of Going Green Conference. For the full press release, click here.
March 22, 2011 Valspar Wood Products introduces PEEK 2011: Style Guide that sets the tone for trends in wood finishings. For the full press release, click here.
March 21, 2011 Veneer Technologies announces judging panel for the seventh annual Veneer Tech Craftman's Challenge. For the full press release, click here.
March 17, 2011 Valspar Wood Products announces "the launch of the finishing industry's premier national, fully-integrated distribution program to support sales of the company's wood coatings." For the full press release, click here.
March 3, 2011 AWI Wisconsin Chapter is pleased to announce their scholarship awarded to Fox Valley Technical College student Samuel Barbercheck. For the full press release, click here.
March 2, 2011 Delmac Machinery will be merged into SCM Group North America on April 4th. "Two independently successful companies, each with a reputation as an industry leader in the supply of high technology manufacturing equipment, will now work together as a team with one common goal: Superior Results." For the full press release, click here.
February 14, 2011 Each year, Kerfkore Company gives two distributor awards based on their purchases and sales of Kerfkore products. For 2010, Distributor Service, Inc. in Carnegie, PA, receives the award for the Largest Volume Distributor of Kerfkore products. For the Greatest Percent Increase in 2010, the award goes to Richelieu Hardware, Montreal, Quebec. For further information, e-mail: info@kerfkore.com
February 4, 2011 Stiles Machinery is pleased to announce they have determined the time is right to exhibit at AWFS®Fair. "We have not participated in the major trade shows for the past two years, and we are excited to reunite with the industry in Las Vegas this summer," said Steve Waltman, vice president of Stiles. Waltman noted the cost/benefit ratio to attend this trade show is positive and the company is optimistic that a return on its investment will be achieved. "AWFS has been a proven sales platform for decades and we look forward to meeting many of our customers at the 2011 show," he concluded. For more information, visit www.stilesmachinery.com or contact Stephan W. Waltman at 616-698-7500.
January 24, 2011 Kerfkore Company would like to announce the addition of a new sales manager to the sales team. Dave Quackenbush will be the new Southeast Regional Sales Manager. Dave comes to Kerfkore from Arpa USA where he was National Sales Manager for 5 years. Kerfkore Company is a manufacturer of patented bendable substrates, lightweight structural composite panels and architectural panels. For further information, contact: www.kerfkore.com E-mail: info@kerfkore.com

 

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