Doug Durbin of Exclusive Woodworking http://exwood.com / nuHaus www.nuhaus.com came down to Reed Custer High School and talked with our industrial technology students about opportunities in the advanced woodworking industry.
Exclusive Woodworking was established in 1983 on Chicago’s North Shore by brothers, John and Doug Durbin to manufacture and install the finest architectural millwork and cabinetry. For over 30 years, we have aimed to advance the American tradition of master craftsmanship in woodworking and joinery on a diverse range of projects that include residential, commercial, historic preservation and fine furniture production.
In 1988 nuHaus was founded on Chicago’s North Shore to practice this conviction; that art and function are intended not only to complement but inspire one another. nuHaus designs, manufactures and installs fine architectural millwork and cabinetry, specializing in kitchen architecture.
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The champion of woodworking skill standards recognized throughout North America updates its website to better serve the industry’s need for workforce development.
The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA), celebrating its 10th anniversary as the champion of woodworking skill standards, is pleased to announce the relaunch of WoodworkCareer.org. The newly redesigned website has been reorganized and updated to make it easier for woodworking professionals, suppliers and educators to access information about the WCA skill standards, allied credential passport program and other valuable employee training tools and resources.
“We’ve added so much information and so many new features to the website since its launch that it was definitely time for a reboot,” said Scott Nelson, president of the WCA. “By freshening the design and tightening up the site map, the website is now much easier to navigate.”
WoodworkCareer.org features detailed information about the WCA’s Woodworking Skill Standards and credential Passport program that are recognized throughout the North American woodworking industry. Separate pages have been developed for each of the WCA’s core membership groups, including:
Since it was chartered as a 503c non-profit in 2007, the WCA has developed Skill Standards for more than 240 woodworking machines and operations and issued nearly 1,600 individual skill credential passports. The standards and passports are recognized by educational institutions and woodworking companies operating throughout the United States and Canada. The overarching goal of the WCA is to develop and grow the industry’s workforce by creating pathways for woodworkers to advance their careers and incomes as they learn new skills.
Learn more about Woodwork Career Alliance membership, sponsorships and the WCA Skill Standards and Passport program at the new www.WoodworkCareer.org.
About the Woodwork Career Alliance
The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America was founded in 2007 as a 501(c)(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 more than 1,600 Passports, a portable, personal permanent record documenting each holder’s record of achievements as a woodworking professional. More than 165 high schools and post-secondary schools throughout North America are WCA EDUcation™ members. To learn more about the WCA, how to get involved with its programs or to sign up to receive the quarterly WCA Pathways e-newsletter, visit www.WoodworkCareer.org.
Vero Software and SCM Group recently hosted a successful Woodworking Tour and educational seminar in Ohio, where attendees were shown real-life applications and detailed overviews of the Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, and WorkPLAN solutions, as well as SCM machinery.
“Vero and SCM we have been hosting seminars for the past eight years in the Ohio region, providing software, hardware and tooling information for the woodworking industry. This year was by far our most attended event,” said Vero Regional Sales Manager Mike Littlejohn, who oversees sales of Vero’s woodworking brands in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Western New York.
“Many of our attendees stated that they’re looking for proven software and hardware solutions, and nothing compares to seeing both working together in multiple large commercial manufacturing facilities in actual live production. Seeing the SCM Flexstore and Cabinet Vision running together was truly an impressive sight at Dover Cabinet Industries, which was the highlight of the event.”
Hosted in Sugarcreek, Ohio, the event drew 54 attendees from 29 companies over the course of two days. Tours of three woodworking facilities, which utilize a combination of SCM machinery and Vero solutions to achieve greater production value and efficiency, were a highlight for participants. Ohio woodworking companies nüCamp RV of Sugarcreek, Schlabach Wood Design of Baltic, and Dover Cabinet Industries of Dover were featured stops on the tour.
“The synergy between the software, machines and tooling impressed me, as it does take all three to make it happen,” said Paul Beitner, vice president of operations for Candlelight Cabinetry of Lockport, New York. “To visit shops where this is a daily practice cements the key elements together. It was a great learning experience.”
Attending the tour and seminar was an eye-opener for Ray Staples of Holland, Michigan, wood department manager for Fleetwood Group, Inc. Staples said he regretted not bringing more team members to the educational event.
“We’ve been looking at how what we’re selling is changing and we have to come up with a faster way to make it,” said Staples, who has been with Fleetwood for 32 years. “We’ve decided to go with what works, and so we’re looking to get into nesting.”
In addition to gaining a greater depth of knowledge about tooling, Staples discovered that his company could utilize the capabilities of Alphacam more fully.
“I cannot begin to tell you what I learned,” Staples said. “You need to educate yourself; you can’t wait for someone else to do it for you.”
Nine different pieces of SCM Group equipment were featured on the tour, including an SCM Flexstore storage and retrieval system, a Morbidelli 400 Full Nesting Cell, a Gabbiani T3 3800 front-load saw with label printing, and a Stefani Edgebander with Mahros return conveyor.
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.
On Thursday, October 5th, 2017, Stiles Machinery Inc. opened its doors to local students in celebration of Manufacturing Day, a nationwide event that takes place each year to inspire the next generation and offer them insights into what manufacturing looks like today and how it is impacting the future. The event at Stiles was a huge success, with nearly 100 students attending from local high schools.
Students began the day with a tour of HOMAG Machinery North America, where they saw how German-engineered flat table CNC machines are built and assembled right here in the United States. From there, students made the trip down the road to the Stiles Machinery headquarters where they were able to see those same machines in action as Stiles team members lead a hands-on demonstration in the manufacturing of electric guitar bodies.
Katie Bush, a teacher at Kenowa Hills Pathways High School, explained why she believes this opportunity was an important one for her students. “We have students that have opted out of the traditional classroom environment for various reasons, many of which will be career bound straight out of high school and don’t know what their options are. This trip gave them an idea of what opportunities are out there for them.”
Many students also expressed their experience at Stiles’ Manufacturing Day Event including Aidan Ewing, a senior from Kenowa Hills, who mentioned how this opportunity has impacted his plans for the future. “When thinking about working in a factory, I’ve always envisioned an uncomfortable environment, but after touring HOMAG and Stiles, I realized that I was wrong. Everything was clean and open, and it seemed like things were very effective and productive,” said Ewing.
When asked if he would be interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing Ewing responded that before today he would have said no, but after today he would definitely be interested in it.
As the industry’s leading provider of advanced manufacturing solutions, Stiles Machinery Inc. understands the importance of investing in future industry leaders and equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful.
One of the ways Stiles is putting this belief into action is through their support of the Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab's National Training Center located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which will be celebrating their grand opening on October 5th, 2017.
The Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (MiLL) is a program dedicated to empowering the next generation of manufacturing professionals through advanced training courses in lean manufacturing. In support of these efforts, Stiles Machinery has contributed multiple state-of-the-art woodworking machines that will be used in conjunction with the MiLL’s hands-on training approach designed to provide students with a unique educational experience in modern-day manufacturing.
Dean Mattson, founder, and CEO of the MiLL believes that programs like this are crucial to the future of the manufacturing industry. “Everywhere I’ve traveled throughout the country, industry partners tell me about their concerns regarding how they’re going to fill all the empty positions left by the retiring generation of baby boomers. The industry needs a pool of trained workers. That’s why we started the MiLL,” says Mattson.
The MiLL is the first national training center of its kind designed to educate future leaders and talents in the manufacturing industry. Along with its special focus in woods manufacturing, the MiLL will also provide specialized learning labs in the areas of construction and cabinet finishing.
For more information about the MiLL, please visit https://themillco.org/
Stiles Machinery Inc. is excited to announce the grand opening of their Northeast Regional Headquarters and Training Center, in Bristol, PA. scheduled for November 1-2, 2017.
The new location will include a Stiles University Learning Lab complete with the latest technology for training in programming and design as well as a variety of fully-powered machinery for technical and operational training. Stiles is thrilled to bring the same great service, support and training that their Northeast customers depend on, closer to where they live.
In celebration of the grand opening, Stiles is hosting an exciting two-day event, scheduled for November 1-2, 2017, in which guests will experience hands-on training opportunities and educational discussions aimed at providing regional customers with opportunities to learn, grow and prepare for the future.
The event will kick off with a motivational presentation from special guest speaker Guy Bucey, Chief Operating Officer of Inova, a leading manufacturer in the furniture industry. Guy will be sharing his secrets to success in motivating the workforce and Industry 4.0 innovation. Guests will then have the opportunity to experience an exclusive hands-on training with multiple production-ready machines in Stiles University’s innovative learning lab.
On day two, guests will travel to Eastern Millwork, one of the manufacturing industry’s leading innovators in the Northeast, for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of their brand new state-of-the-art facility in Jersey City, NJ. Throughout the tour, guests will witness first-hand how manufacturers in the Northeast region are investing in new production solutions, increasing labor savings and improving automation.
Stiles is excited to kick off their new Northeast Regional Headquarters and Training Center with this exciting and educational event, and looks forward to continuing to provide world-class production solutions to their loyal customers in the Northeast.
For more information visit www.stilesmachinery.com/stiles-northeast-region.
Manufacturers from across North America will descend upon 3 Biesse Group Showrooms this Fall for Inside Biesse and Inside Intermac events.
The Charlotte Campus will host its Fall Inside Biesse event at the 23,000 sq ft showroom in the heart of North Carolina on Oct. 26-27. Biesse Group will proudly showcase its latest technological innovations at this unique event as industry professionals gather to exchange ideas and discuss the new technology that is shaping the future of manufacturing.
The first is SOPHIA, Biesse Group’s new IoT platform and cloud-based software management tool, which helps users achieve higher productivity by providing them with an easy-to-use dashboard containing real-time visibility of machine status, performance and functionality. Biesse Group’s new integrated plant management software, B-AVANT, will also be prominently featured.
Inside Intermac returns to Toronto Nov. 2-4 at the Mississagua Showroom & Service Center with new machinery under power and ready for you to demo!
Take advantage of this opportunity to test drive some of the industry’s most cutting-edge machinery including the Master 33.3 4-axis CNC. This versatile machine is used for glass, mirror, natural stone, Marble and Quartz materials with drilling, milling, grinding, polishing and V-groove capabilities.
The Inside Biesse event is back this Fall in Biesse Group’s West Coast Showroom & Service Center in Anaheim, California, on Nov. 9. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to see our latest machines and services at this state-of-the-art showroom.
Consult with Biesse Group product managers, each with over 20 years of experience in the woodworking industry, who will be on hand to show you how our technology can increase your production.
As Biesse Group evolves from a company dedicated to the production of machines to one also offering highly technological systems to increase their performance and productivity, let our knowledge at these Inside events work for you and increase your bottom line!
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-357-3131.
Biesse Group is a multinational leader in the technology for processing wood, glass, stone, plastic and metal. It designs, manufactures and distributes machines, integrated systems and software for the producers of furniture, door/window frames, components for the construction, ship-building and aerospace industries. It invests on average 14 million Euros per year in R&D, boasting over 200 registered patents. It works via 8 industrial sites, 30 branches, 300 agents and selected resellers, exporting 88% of its production. Its customers include some of the most prestigious names of Italian and international design. Founded in Pesaro in 1969, by Giancarlo Selci, the company has been listed on the Stock Exchange (STAR segment) since June 2001. It now counts 4000 employees throughout the world.
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