The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the woodworking industry’s critical skilled worker shortage through the development and assessment of skill standards, will conduct seven sessions to train Accredited Skill Evaluators during the International Woodworking Fair, August 24-27 in Atlanta.
Accredited Skill Evaluators are responsible for assessing and awarding skill stamps to woodworkers participating in the WCA’s Passport credential program. The WCA Passport is a portable, personal, permanent record of skill achievements by the individual holder as a woodworking professional. The WCA has developed observable and measurable performance standards and assessments for more than 240 woodworking machine operations so far.
Through cooperation with IWF management, the WCA is offering a “show special” $100 registration fee for the skill evaluator training sessions. The $150 discount is being evenly split by IWF and the WCA.
Individuals interested in participating in one of the three-hour sessions are encouraged to register in advance. Each session will be limited to four participants. The sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on all four days of the show and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday at the Georgia World Congress Center.
“We are very thankful of IWF’s generous support and willingness to host these training sessions,” said Scott Nelson, president of the WCA. “Accredited Skill Evaluators play a crucial role with the WCA Passport program. IWF is providing us with a great opportunity to add new evaluators to the ranks.”
For more information about the WCA’s accredited skill evaluator program visit WoodworkCareerAlliance.org. To register for one of the training sessions, contact Scott Nelson, WCA president, at email@example.com or phone (402) 610-6043.
In addition to the training sessions, WCA representatives will provide information about the Skill Standards and related Passport program during IWF at booth #4067. Learn more at WoodworkCareer.org.
About the Woodwork Career Alliance
The Woodwork Career Alliance was founded in 2007 as a 501C(3) non-profit corporation and is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The WCA’s mission is to develop and administer a unified set of Skill Standards for the wood products industry. Since 2011, WCA has developed observable and measurable performance standards and assessments for more than 240 woodworking machine operations. In addition, WCA has issued over 1,000 Passports, a portable, personal permanent record documenting each holder’s record of achievements as a woodworking professional. More than 125 high schools and post-secondary schools throughout North America are WCA EDUcation® members. To learn more about the WCA and how to get involved with its programs, visit www.WoodworkCareer.org.
Inviting the future in – for the custom cabinet shop
KCD Software will showcase the award-winning Cabinotch® Cabinet Box System in Booth 1507 at IWF Atlanta. Custom Cabinet Makers can check out KCD’s integrated 2D and 3D Design to Cabinotch Manufacturing Option, meet the company and explore firsthand a live Cabinotch Faceframe Kitchen. Custom Manufacturing Quality (to 1/1000”), Truly Custom Sizes (no 3” limitations – no filler strips), Custom Joined Cabinetry, Nearly Limitless Faceframe Configurations, Vertical Partitions, Extended Stile Options, Assembly Speeds, Wood Species, Delivery Times and Integrated One-Click Quoting Tool will all be showcased.
“We’re excited to show off the Cabinotch product and the powerful technology behind it. Using Cabinotch is a real alternative to purchasing a CNC machine – no investment, no dust, no additional personnel, lower liability, more creative freedom and more space in the shop… you don’t have to think long to realize that it’s going to give you a big edge,” Said Ken Frye of KCD Software.
Simultaneously, KCD Software will be showcasing their Agile Shop technology featuring a faster and easier Design Process with thousands of parametric custom options, Stunning 2D and 3D Graphics, Optimized Mobile Touchscreen Features such as integrated image capture with handwritten notes to streamline jobs. Built-in Lean Manufacturing Options include Direct to CNC Manufacturing, Cabinotch or Cut List, to optimize shop workflow. Fully integrated Pricing and Estimating will also be showcased.
Agile Shop technology provides more custom options and built-in lean solutions for a custom shop’s success.
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IWF Booth 1507
Visit IWF Booth 7153
See what Industry 4.0 looks like!
We are pleased to invite you to visit the Biesse booth 7153 at IWF to discover over 17,000sqft of technology and innovation. Think4ward: Move into Industry 4.0 and take advantage of all the opportunities it provides. Biesse is there with you, providing unparalleled machinery solutions utilizing our years of industry experience and innovation.
At IWF we will demonstrate solutions that combine the high output numbers of the assembly chain with the tailor-made value of artisan craftsmanship. You will see exciting new technology:
Moldings and extrusions can be used in a variety of applications and can be seen almost everywhere you look. Create a clean edge on cabinetry, table tops, and mirrors or add a polished streamlined look with decorative pulls and wire management. Versatile design possibilities await!
Richelieu presents its complete selection of functional and decorative moldings and extrusions for residential and commercial applications and responds to the growing trend of outdoor living by providing sealing profiles ideal to ensure cabinet doors remain completely sealed when closed.
Aesthetically pleasing with strong peel and stick tape, wire management moldings are designed to conceal cables and wires while optimizing functionality, ideal for open concept workstations and home offices.
Decorative aluminum pulls add the final touch to any contemporary project. Available in multiple finishes and lengths, they can easily be cut to size to customize individual needs.
Find out more on our vast selection of moldings and extrusions in our brand new brochures available on our Website at www.richelieu.com
Richelieu has operated in North America for over 45 years, serving more than 70,000 clients with nearly 100,000 products across a multitude of categories. With its vast array of specialized items manufactured by two subsidiaries, Richelieu is at the forefront of design, style and innovation for 21st century lifestyles.
Stiles Machinery Inc. recently celebrated yet another successful Manufacturing Solutions Seminar held at the Stiles showroom and finishing lab in High Point, North Carolina. More than 100 woodworkers attended the two day seminar June 9-10, 2016 learning from experts about best practices and manufacturing trends and seeing demonstrations on the latest technologies in panel processing and solid wood manufacturing. The information provided at the event sets them up for success at IWF.
“Having this event prior to IWF is really crucial for woodworkers looking for the best solution for their manufacturing process,” says Chris Dolbow, marketing manager at Stiles Machinery. “It offers them a head start on understanding the competitive advantages of the new technologies they will experience in our booth at the IWF fair this August.”
Attendees at the event witnessed trend-setting construction methods demonstrated for both frameless and face frame cabinet construction and furniture manufacturing. Experts showcased a variety of manufacturing work flows that combined innovative applications and award-winning software in material sizing, machining, edgebanding and inventory management - all of which will be on display in Atlanta in the Stiles booth. Advanced technologies in solid wood manufacturing provided attendees with a first-hand look at self-centering planers, state-of-the-art defect scanning solutions and the latest in millwork processing developments to drive quality and yield optimization.
Visitors also received thought-provoking information from trending topics including ‘Industry 4.0’ for data-driven manufacturing and maintaining machine longevity through preventative maintenance and tooling. This was the second in a series of three Manufacturing Solutions Seminars that Stiles Machinery will host this year, with the next event scheduled for the middle of November.
About Stiles Machinery Inc.
For 50 years, Stiles has been helping manufacturers succeed. As the largest supplier of quality machinery, Stiles
provides a Total Production Solutions approach by also offering equipment integration, financial services,
education, service and parts. By having a wealth of solutions whether defined as people, products or services,
Stiles merges the best thinking and the best ideas into a solution that works best for their customers.
Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., Stiles has regional offices in High Point, North Carolina; Toms River, New
Jersey; Coppell, Texas; and Rancho Cucamonga, California. Stiles is a proud member of the HOMAG Group, a
global leader in the production of industrial machines for the manufacturing.
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