Woodworking Network has launched the Wood Industry 40 Under 40 recognition program to recognize superstars in our industry.
Help us find the individuals in the next generation of people who are destined to make an impact on the wood products manufacturing industry in North America. We are seeking disruptors, innovators, rebels, those who have broken the rules or worked out of the box to make our industry - or the world - a better place. (Maybe it’s you!)
This could be someone who’s come up with a killer idea, a project, product, and process, perhaps even incubated a business. Someone who is a superstar in any area relating to wood production: programming, design, marketing, manufacturing, research, etc., and creates a vibe around them that inspires others. It's someone who is making a special contribution to their organization, or to our industry as a whole, in areas like:
• Social Good (locally, or globally)
• Peer Inspiration
• Product Development
• Organizational Leadership
• Something we missed?
Winners from the candidates for Wood Industry 40 Under 40 Superstars will be selected by Woodworking Network’s editorial team.
Once a nomination is submitted, Woodworking Network will contact the candidate and let them know they’ve been nominated, answer any questions they may have, and fill in any additional information required. Candidates must be involved in the wood manufacturing industry, and must have been under 40 in 2016.
Deadline: June 24, 2016
40 Under 40 Superstars (and their nominators) will be invited to a party at the 2016 International Woodworking Fair, sponsored by the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America, where they will be singled out and receive a plaque.
They will also be featured in the IWF Show Daily newspaper and in the October 2016 FDMC Wood 100 Leadership Issue, and at WoodworkingNetwork.com and on its Facebook site.
Honorees also receive a free pass to a symposium at IWF (a $350 value) and free admission to the IWF 2016 (a $50 value), with a VIP Tour of the hottest Challengers Award technology winners to be announced August 24. Nominate someone now at woodworkingnetwork.com/40under40
Transform the look and feel of custom doors, drawer fronts and cabinet components with WalzCraft’s new TexGrain (Wire Brush) Distressing option. This rustic, weathered look is achieved by running a wire brush over the products surface to remove some of the soft fibers and create a rich texture.
TexGrain (Wire Brush) Distressing is available on a variety of wood species, as well as MDF. This popular look pairs well with rustic design, but is also great for cottage, industrial or transitional spaces. Please contact our customer support team at CustomerSupport@WalzCraft.com or 1-800-237-1326 for more information.
WalzCraft manufactures custom cabinet doors, drawer fronts, dovetail drawer boxes, cabinet components and millwork for custom cabinetmakers and cabinet refacers throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 1982, WalzCraft has built a reputation for producing a High-quality product, at a competitive price, with a short delivery cycle, while offering a vast array of options from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located at 2600 Hemstock Street in La Crosse, WI. http://walzcraft.com
Continuing to expand its team to better reach potential customers, Cabinet Vision has hired new Application Engineer Sandy McClintock.
McClintock brings to Cabinet Vision her extensive breadth of experience in and knowledge of the woodworking industry and the Cabinet Vision solution.
“Her experience with Cabinet Vision and knowledge of the woodworking industry will allow us to help even more customers to automate their manufacturing processes by implementing software technology into their production,” said Dave Strickland, director of sales for Cabinet Vision.
McClintock’s experience runs the industry gamut from CNC operator to applications specialist. Having served as a senior technical consultant for Cabinet Vision in Canada for six years, she has gained a deep understanding of the software that will translate well to her new role.
About Cabinet Vision
Part of the Vero Software Group, Cabinet Vision is a unique solution for manufacturers in the woodworking industry. Its products help enable any furniture or cabinet manufacturer to fully automate and integrate its design through improved manufacturing processes and greater efficiency. In addition to producing significant time savings, Cabinet Vision eliminates costly mistakes and increases productivity.
About Vero Software
Headquartered in England, Vero Software designs, develops, and supplies CAD/CAM/CAE software radically enhancing the efficiency of design and manufacturing processes, providing its customers with exceptional value through high productivity gains and significantly reducing time to market.
The company’s world-renowned brands include Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Edgecam, Machining STRATEGIST, PEPS, Radan, SMIRT, Surfcam, WorkNC and VISI, along with the production control MRP system Javelin. Despite the diversity of application, these solutions have one thing in common: they all address the rising challenges of achieving manufacturing efficiencies and bring huge value to the operations in which they are deployed.
Vero has direct offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Spain and India supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network.
Vero is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B), a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.
For more information, please visit www.verosoftware.com.
The Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA), the national trade association for those who make machinery, cutting tools and supplies for the woodworking industry, has announced the election of its officers and directors. The election took place during the Wood Industry Conference (WIC), held recently in Cancun, Mexico.
Newly elected officers who will be serving WMMA are as follows:
Chris Hacker, President (James L. Taylor Manufacturing, Poughkeepsie, NY)
Stephen Carter, Vice President & Treasurer (William & Hussey Machine Co., Inc., Amherst, NH)
Allen Turk, Board Member (Precision Drive Systems, Bessemer City, NC)
Paul Wilmes, Board member (Mereen-Johnson, LLC, Minneapolis, MN)
Continuing in their terms on the board of directors are the following: Allen Eden, (The Original Saw Company, Britt, IA), T.R. Herzog (Accu-Router, Inc., Morrison, TN), Shawn Larkin (Safety Speed Manufacturing Company, Inc., Ham Lake, MN), and Jim Laster (Newman Machine Company, Greensboro, NC).
Jamison Scott, remains on the board in the office of Immediate Past President (Air Handling Systems, Woodbridge, CT). Other past presidents remaining on the board are John Schultz (Super Thin Saws, Inc., Waterbury, VT) and Mark Chappell (Alexander Dodds Company, Grand Rapids, MI).
WMMA is located at 9 Newport Drive, Suite 200, Forest Hill, Maryland 21050. The phone number is 443-640-1052 and the fax number is 443-640-1031. Its website is www.wmma.org.
The Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA), the national trade association for those who make machinery, cutting tools and supplies for the woodworking industry, has announced the election of Chris Hacker as its new president.
Announcement was made at the Woodworking Machinery Conference, which took place at the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Cancun, Mexico.
As a New York native, Hacker started his career in the woodworking industry at James L. Taylor Mfg in Poughkeepsie, NY, in 1991. Early on in his career Hacker had the responsibilities of Purchasing, Production Scheduling and Inventory Control. When JLT Clamps, a division Taylor Mfg, was started in 1997, he was one of the original “Clamp Guys”. This term was given by customers and distributors to describe the sales and marketing department. In 2002, Hacker relocated to Greensboro, NC, to manage sales and marketing for JLT Clamps. As Vice President of JLT Clamps, he had the distinct honor of managing a small growing company with a young talented sales team. Currently, Hacker enjoys managing the Southeast territory for JLT, Taylor and the Cameron Automation machinery lines. As he enters his 25th year with James L. Taylor Mfg, Hacker still enjoys developing new business and relationships with customers and distributors.
A highlight of Hacker’s career has been his active role in the WMMA since 2006. He has had the pleasure of serving and chairing the Business Development Committee and the Membership Development Committee from 2010 to 2014. The experience of sharing ideas and success stories with Industry leaders has been valuable in all aspects of his career at Taylor. Hacker has always enjoyed listening to the senior members of the Association and soaking in of the knowledge and experience they have to share.
Hacker said, “As newly appointed WMMA President, it is both an honor and privilege to serve the members of this great 117 year old Association. This is truly an ideal time to be an active member of the WMMA. Attending WIC offers so much information in the seminars and committee meetings, the networking opportunities always prove to be valuable as you rub elbows with industry leaders and the IWF Show is in a growth phase which all attention to the success of the industry will shine this August in Atlanta. I feel my greatest role as WMMA President is to serve its members, so please feel free to contact me at any time with Association business.”
“Chris Hacker is going to make an excellent leader for this association,” stated Jamison Scott, WMMA’s outgoing president. “He has served WMMA and the industry at large on numerous levels, and is well prepared for the challenges of this position.”
WMMA is located at 9 Newport Drive, Suite 200, Forest Hill, MD 21050. The phone number is 443-640-1052 and the fax number is 443-640-1031. Its website is www.wmma.org.
For the first time in history, sales revenue broke the billion mark. Stiles Machinery Inc. is proud to be a member of the HOMAG Group, a global leader in the production of industrial machines for manufacturing. Read the press release below.
The Bainbridge Mfg, Inc. 2016 plastic hardware catalog is available to download as a PDF or you can click here to request a paper copy by mail.
Our product line includes Braces, Bumpers, Caps, Covers, Plugs, Corner Protectors, Drawer Slide Sockets + Spacers, Divider Clips, False Front Hardware, Finishing Grommets, In Shop Slide Glides, Grommets, Hinge Spacers, Shelf Supports, Mirror Clips, Glass Clips, Window Clips, Pole Sockets, Shelf Hold Downs, Vent Grills & more.
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Now in our 56th year of business Bainbridge Manufacturing, Inc. takes pride in offering quality made in the USA plastic hardware for cabinets, closets & furniture with the widest selection of sizes, colors, styles and package quantities.
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