Federal Brace is debuting new finishes in several popular products, in accord with increased demand for variety. The Arrowwood and Brunswick Low-Profile Countertop Supports, two of their original premium brackets that have been immensely popular throughout the company’s nine years in business, are both being released in a matte black powder coat. The Liberty Hidden Countertop Brace, previously available only in raw steel is now being released in a matte white powder coat. All three designs are offered in a variety of sizes, from 8 inches up to 24 inches, in order to support countertop overhangs and shelves of various lengths.
Federal Brace’s low-profile supports can be used for overhangs, wall hung counters or shelving, remaining decorative while staying out of the way of knees and bar stools, making them perfect for a breakfast area, bar, or any entertainment area. Generally having a ¼” thickness, these gusseted braces can hold up to 500 pounds per brace. Federal Brace’s hidden supports, like the Liberty, are used on countertop applications and drilled into the cabinetry substrate to remain completely hidden and unseen despite supporting up to 375 pounds per brace. Having more finish offerings will not only increase the options available to customers but allow for greater variety of interior styling for designers.
For more information on Federal Brace’s new finishes and low-profile and hidden bracket lines, join them online at www.FederalBrace.com. Their experienced design team can be contacted during business hours EST at (877) 353-8899 or at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festool has just announced that it will begin offering new Bluetooth® 18 V Li-ion battery packs in April. The Bluetooth® battery packs communicate with the Bluetooth® module recently introduced on most models of the CT Dust Extractor and starts the CT Dust Extractor when the cordless tool is switched on. The new Li-ion 18 V Bluetooth® will be available in 5.2 Ah and 6.2 Ah.
“The new Bluetooth® battery packs allow professionals to benefit from Festool's virtually dust-free system when working with Festool cordless products,” says Leo Zirkler, Vice President of Marketing at Festool. “And, they further extend the functionality and convenience of our recently updated CT dust extractors.”
Festool cordless tools which can be updated with the new Bluetooth® battery packs:
TSC 55 Tracksaw
HKC 55 Carpentry Saw
BHC Hammer Drill
PDC Percussion Drill
C 18 and T 18+3 Cordless Drills
DWC Drywall Screwdriver
Bluetooth® battery pack features include:
For more information, please go to Festool USA or Festool Canada
Founded in Germany in 1925, Festool is known for its innovative, precision-engineered power tool solutions. Based in Lebanon, IN, Festool USA offers a comprehensive lineup of power tools and system accessories, designed to boost productivity through efficiency and high performance. For more information, visit www.festoolusa.com or www.festoolcanada.com.
Stiles Machinery is excited to announce the next generation of machine design and digital innovation from HOMAG. This new identity will include a modern machine design across all new HOMAG products, as well as new, consistent product names designed to help customers easily identify the right machine for their specific needs. HOMAG will be revealing their new brand identity at the HOLZ-HANDWERK fair in Nuremberg, Germany.
In the Spring of 2017, HOMAG combined their existing brands, including WEEKE, HOLZMA, BUTFERING and
BRANDT, under the unified HOMAG name. This was the first step in their efforts to organize the group's wide
product range clearly and efficiently for customers around the world. The new brand identity, being revealed at the
HOLZ-HANDWERK show, will be a continuation of this corporate initiative.
Along with the new modern machine design, HOMAG will be incorporating a new naming structure to help
customers easily navigate the wide-variety of manufacturing solutions they offer. Using this new naming structure,
each machine name will reflect the function it performs. For example, all HOMAG edgebanding machines will be
known as EDGETEQ, while their line of panel saw technology will adopt the name SAWTEQ.
In association with their new brand identity, HOMAG has coined the motto “Design Meets Digital,” to reflect their
promise to the manufacturing industry to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation and providing solutions
with increasingly intuitive features and designs.
HOMAG customers can rest assured that the quality and performance they expect from HOMAG name will not
change. With the new machine design and innovative operating structure, HOMAG offers the same
industry-leading solutions, now with more operational features and a sleek new look for the ultimate blend of
design and digital.
Stiles looks forward to being the first to introduce the new HOMAG identity to the North American market this
August at the 2018 IWF trade show in Atlanta, Georgia.
For more information about the latest news and innovations from HOMAG visit their new HOMAG Newsflash
About Stiles Machinery Inc.
As the industry’s leading provider of advanced manufacturing solutions, Stiles has been helping manufacturers
throughout North America increase their efficiency and productivity for over 50 years. With world-class machinery
backed by an experienced and responsive support team, extensive parts inventory, unique upgrade capabilities
and a nationally accredited education and training program, Stiles offers solutions that equip companies for
success in every area of their business. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Stiles has regional offices in
High Point, North Carolina; Bristol, Pennsylvania; Coppell, Texas; and Rancho Cucamonga, California. Stiles is a
proud member of the HOMAG Group, a global leader in the production of industrial manufacturing machinery.
Weinig Holz-Her USA will host a Technology Expo at their location in Mooresville, NC on April 19-20. This event will feature live demonstrations on over 30 machines along with their on-demand production software EnVision and the Weinig Service App.
Jason Howell, President of Weinig Holz-Her USA stated “Our goal for this event is to showcase how Weinig Holz-Her manufacturing solutions enable the true intent of mass customization. Embracing this method of manufacturing offers unparalleled flexibility and generates more profitability for our customers.”
The Technology Expo will be hosted at Weinig’s Mooresville 25,000+ square foot showroom and will span two days. Andy Turner, VP of Sales said in relation to the event “It is an exciting time when we can interact with manufacturers across the country and learn about their needs, and at the same time showcase how our technology can partner with them in order to meet those needs.”
Weinig plans on conducting customer situation specific demonstrations of advanced cell manufacturing, highlighting how the EnVision software can connect various machines and achieve an efficient Industry 4.0 manufacturing environment.
“Our technology is unique to the industry and enables our customers to meet an ever-growing variety of consumer demand” Howell added.
The Technology Expo is April 19-20 at 124 Crosslake Park Dr. in Mooresville, NC 28117. Contact Nicole Christinat at Nicole.email@example.com for more information or visit www.weinigusa.com
Weinig Holz-Her USA is the industry leader in solid wood and panel processing technology and equipment. Specializing in innovative manufacturing solutions that enable mass-customization and improve efficiency, Weinig Holz-Her USA offers an array of equipment including moulders, cross-cut saws, rip saws, finger jointers, gluing presses, scanners, CNC machining centers, edge banders, beam saws, vertical saws, material handling equipment, along with fully integrated software solutions that manage and optimize production.
Think Industry Excellence --Think Weinig.
Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) held their first-ever national conference March 1-2 in Denver, Colorado. The conference commemorated the 20th anniversary of the association, and nearly 200 members participated in the event. Over 25% of them were new members of the CMA.
The conference included educational seminars, plant tours, and networking opportunities. The most impactful part of the event, however, was what happened off the agenda. At 8:15 pm on Thursday, after a long and thought-provoking first day, approximately 50 of the attendees reconvened in the conference room following dinner for an impromptu discussion about bidding and pricing strategies. Then on Friday evening after the conference concluded, everyone who was staying the night in Denver was invited to a local beer garden to relax and recap the event. These kinds of opportunities are what the CMA is all about. One attendee commented, “It was great having conversations with others that are really in the same situation as us,” while an associate member (industry supplier) stated, “The conversations I had were very helpful. It helped me learn about the members of this association and their pain points.”
Although this event was the association’s first-ever conference on a national level, it will most certainly not be the last, given the feedback received from this event. A new CMA member called the event “very inspiring.” Another attendee succinctly summarized the conference: “We learned and connected. It was fun, entertaining, and enriching.”
In addition to their national conference, the CMA also has “regional” events on their calendar including Pasadena on March 26 prior to the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo, Springfield, Missouri on June 22, and Atlanta on August 21 prior to IWF. The regional events typically involve plant tours, networking, and simply a chance to talk shop and share issues, solutions and even projects. Although they are dubbed "regional", these events typically draw attendees from across the country as well as Canada. You do not have to be a CMA member to participate in these CMA events. For more information and to register, please visit: www.cabinetmakers.org/events
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