Seminar focused on repurposing felled community trees receives strong sponsorship push from Wood-Mizer, Richelieu, Dynabrade and Safety Speed Manufacturing.
An intriguing mix of companies exhibiting at the International Woodworking Fair have signed on as sponsors of “The Urban Wood Movement Is NOW! Come Join the Movement.” The free 90-minute seminar is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 24 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
The diverse cast of urban wood seminar sponsors include Wood-Mizer, Richelieu, Dynabrade and Safety Speed Manufacturing.
“It is extremely gratifying to see these four major companies throw their support behind the concept of utilizing community and landscape trees at the end of their service as lumber and wood products when possible,” said Rich Christianson, a representative of the Urban Wood Network, organizer of the event. “We’re excited to educate woodworkers about the benefits of networking with local tree care professionals and sawyers to use locally reclaimed lumber in their custom projects.”
The IWF seminar will feature expert presenters representing expanding urban wood networks in the Midwest, West Coast and Southeast. Each of their presentations will shed light on opportunities to repurpose urban wood otherwise destined for the chipper or landfill to make high-quality lumber, slabs, furniture, flooring and other wood products.
About the IWF Urban Wood Seminar Sponsors
Wood-Mizer of Indianapolis, IN, (booth 6575) is the lead sponsor of the IWF urban wood seminar. As a world-wide leader in the manufacture of narrowband portable and industrial sawmills, Wood-Mizer has long been a strong advocate of repurposing trees felled in the urban wood as lumber and wood products. The company’s diverse product offering also includes wideband sawmilling equipment, re-saws, kilns, moulders/planers, pallet recycling equipment, and bandsaw blades.
“With Wood-Mizer’s thin-kerf blade technology, diseased and dying city trees can find new life in a piece of furniture that could have otherwise gone to waste,” said Darryl Floyd, COO of Wood-Mizer. “Throughout the past decade, Wood-Mizer has seen a major influx of successful businesses who are utilizing urban sourced wood for their sawmilling operations and we are proud to manufacture a product that enables small businesses to be profitable with an underutilized resource. While Wood-Mizer has been educating woodworkers about the positive environmental and economic impact of urban wood for years, the Urban Wood Seminar at IWF 2018 will be another step forward in saving more trees from going into the waste stream.”
Among the products Wood-Mizer will exhibit at IWF is the LT40 Hydraulic Wide portable sawmill. This industry workhorse for producing quality lumber fast and easily features a 34-inch width of cut and 21-foot log length capacity. Wood-Mizer will also show the MP260 and MP360 four-sided planers/moulders. These single-pass machines can be used to manufacture flooring, planed boards, crown moulding, cabinet trim, door and window frames and furniture components.
Richelieu of Saint Laurent, QC, (booth 1604) is one of the largest distributors and manufacturers of specialty hardware and complementary products in North America. Richelieu operates more than 50 distribution centers to service over 80,000 customers engaged in the manufacture of kitchen and bath cabinets, closets and storage spaces, and home and office furnishings.
Richelieu will continue the year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary at IWF 2018. The company will display its latest innovations in hardware, fasteners, lighting, storage solutions and more.
Dynabrade of Clarence, NY, (booth 8121) has been designing and manufacturing high-quality portable abrasive power tools in the United States for more than 50 years. Dynabrade also offers dust collection solutions and accessories for its abrasive power tools. “Dynabrade is a company that is going through a ‘Going Green’ program,” said Andy Mandell, marketing manager. “We’re eliminating waste and creating a new recycling program. It's fantastic to see old wood serving new purposes. and Dynabrade is proud to be a part of it.
Dynabrade will introduce the Dynorbital Extreme Random Orbital Sander line at IWF. It features an ergonomic design with a tactile soft grip over-mold for a comfortable feel. The 12,000 RPM motor features an improved rotor design for enhanced power.
Safety Speed Manufacturing of Ham Lake, MN, (booth 6013) is a U.S. manufacturer of high-quality panel processing machinery. Safety Speeds product line includes a full line of vertical panel saws, panel routers, widebelt sanders, edgebanders, screw pocket machines and sign-making equipment. Tom Houska, marketing manager of Safety Speed, said supporting the urban wood movement is an extension of the company’s environmental initiatives. “We are constantly aiming to decrease resource consumption through improved efficiency in our manufacturing processes, eliminate unnecessary resource use and decrease the amount of waste produced through our manufacturing activities.”
At IWF 2018, Safety Speed will demonstrate a manufacturing work cell to more efficiently process panels. The integrated solution includes the 7400 vertical panel saw, Conquest 23-spindle line boring machine, 72GP glue pot edgebander and SPM 301 screw pocket machine, which will make its debut at IWF.
Note: While admission to this program is free, advanced registration is required to guarantee a seat. Register at IWFAtlanta.com.
For information about the IWF Urban Wood seminar, contact Rich Christianson at 773-822-6750; email@example.com.
About the Urban Wood Network
The Urban Wood Network (UWN) operates from funding provided by the USDA Forest Service Northeastern, State and Private Forestry Landscape Scale Restoration Grant Program. UWN has opened up membership to other state urban wood organizations as well as individual companies and entities. The four state partners include: Illinois Wood Utilization Team; Michigan Urban Wood Network; Missouri Department of Conservation; and Wisconsin Urban Wood.
Every October, America celebrates those in the industry with National Manufacturing Month. To commemorate the event and celebrate manufacturers nationwide, Acuity is sponsoring its first annual Manufacturing Pride Video Contest.
“Manufacturing is more than a job—it’s a life full of ever-changing technologies, challenges, rewards, and great people. That is why I fell in love with manufacturing almost four decades ago and continue to love it today,” said Mike Schlagenhaufer, Acuity Manufacturing Specialist. “Acuity recognizes the significant contributions of the over 12.5 million professionals in the manufacturing industry that keep our country moving forward.”
If you’re a part of the manufacturing industry, Acuity invites you to create and submit a video that tells us why you are proud to be part of the manufacturing industry. Top videos will be recognized by Acuity, with prizes up to $1,500.
For contest details, including where to submit a video, visit www.acuity.com/celebrate. Entries that are not submitted electronically can be mailed to:
Celebrate Manufacturing Video Contest
2800 S. Taylor Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081
All entries must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2018, or postmarked by August 15, 2018, to qualify. Must be 18 years or older to win.
Acuity Insurance, headquartered in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, protects over 5,000 manufacturers across 26 states.
Cabinet Vision and C.R. Onsrud, Inc. to Host Technology Meet & Eat Lunch Event July 12, Salem, Oregon
Cabinet Vision, by Vero Software, and C.R. Onsrud, Inc., will demonstrate the combined benefits of CNC software and machinery on July 12 at a Technology Meet & Eat educational luncheon in Salem, Oregon.
Designed to highlight the benefits of pairing software and machinery for greater productivity, the event will feature Vero Software manufacturing solutions, including Cabinet Vision, the Screen-2-Machine (S2M Center)™solution, and the WorkPLAN ERP system, which integrates with Cabinet Vision. Cabinet Vision consultants and C.R. Onsrud staff will be on-site to share the latest developments and answer questions.
The event will be hosted at Heritage Woodcraft, Inc., which provides the highest quality in materials, design, and craftsmanship to produce pieces built to last a lifetime.
The latest release of Cabinet Vision includes a powerful new photo-rendering engine that delivers a significant enhancement on rendering capabilities compared with previous versions. This technology generates photo-realistic images that manufacturers can use as sales tools to show their customers exactly what the products will look like when finished.
In addition to the high-end photo rendering engine, Cabinet Vision Version 11 incorporates a host of other new and enhanced features that help improve the design for manufacturing process.
To register or learn more about the Technology Meet & Eat, which includes lunch and is offered at no charge, please visit http://www.cabinetvision.com/events/meet-and-eat-salem-or-2018.
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, WorkPLAN and VISI. 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.
Stiles Machinery recently gathered together over 120 industry experts for three days of comprehensive education and training on the latest software and digital solutions impacting the manufacturing industry today. The event took place at Stiles’ regional showroom and at Guilford Technical Community College High Point, NC, and included the introduction of Stiles’ new internal training structure, START.
START stands for Solutions, Trends, Applications and Readiness Training , which are the four key focus areas of this new training structure that is designed to equip industry leaders with the knowledge they need to be informed, solution-focused consultants for their customers. This year’s event, known as “START: DIGITAL”, focused on the latest Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing trends, with an emphasis on software and digital technology for the woodworking industry.
“START: DIGITAL is a reflection of Stiles’ continual commitment to training and educating industry leaders in the latest trends and innovations,” says Doug Maat, Director of Strategic Sales at Stiles. “Throughout the event, we took a closer look at the impact of industry 4.0 and IoT (Internet of Things) and how manufacturers of all sizes can better utilize digital tools and data to produce more efficient, cost-effective and eco-friendly manufacturing practices.”
Attendees to START: DIGITAL also heard from Marc Sanderson of INNERGY , a leading ERP solution provider for the woodworking industry, and Elliot Germany, of Panel Specialists Inc. These speakers provided first-hand examples of how the latest digital innovations are shaping their businesses and the manufacturing industry as a whole.
Stiles partnered with RSA Solutions to ensure attendees received a comprehensive overview of the latest software solutions from the leading software provider for the woodworking industry. RSA Solutions’ team of expert software consultants help manufacturers across the country discover the right software applications for their individual needs, resulting in leaner, more profitable operations.
To learn more about Stiles’ superior software and digital solutions, visit www.stilesmachinery.com/stiles-software
Power tool manufacturer showcases professional, precision-engineered solutions for the construction, woodworking and painting trades.
Festool has expanded its Northeastern and Midwestern U.S. tour schedule for Festool Roadshow, which is powered by a 48’ truck making numerous stops throughout the United States and Canada. The tour is designed to give craftsmen across North America a first-hand look at everything that's currently available —and upcoming — from Festool. Widely regarded as the superior brand among remodelers, carpenters, cabinet makers, furniture builders and painters, Festool will be showcasing recent product introductions and future product previews as well as a broad range of its award-winning product line.
“Due to the success that the Roadshow has experienced throughout North America, we’ve added a number of stops in the Northeast and Midwest through July,” says Leo Zirkler, Vice President of Marketing at Festool. “The Roadshow is our way of taking our professional tool solutions out into the marketplace, where craftsmen can experience first-hand how to do their jobs better and in less time.”
Festool Roadshow tour dates are frequently added. To find a tour stop nearby, go to either www.festoolusa.com/roadshow or www.festoolcanada.com/roadshow.
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.
Actually, they are hoping to help you!
We all recognize that there's a critical shortage of trained workers in woodworking-related fields and very few training programs dedicated to filling that need. As many of you know, the New England School of Architectural Woodworking (NESAW) currently offers a 23-week career training course for cabinetmakers. Currently, the bulk of that time is devoted to building kitchen cabinets for members of the local community. Read a week-by-week description of our program here.
This year, we’ve fielded more calls than ever from employers looking for qualified workers, and we’ve realized that it’s time to re-visit the format of our training program to better meet your needs.
We currently graduate 9-12 students per year since we only run one five month program per year; this is obviously inadequate to meet the needs of the industry in the northeast, based on the number of inquiries we get. The problem is compounded by the fact that many of our students aren’t willing to relocate to areas where the jobs are, which makes it even more difficult to meet your needs. Finally, a five-month, $11K training program, (plus living expenses in some cases) can be difficult for potential students to commit to.
This is why we’re looking for new ideas. Should we shorten the program and run it more often to graduate more students and meet industry needs more quickly? If so, what should we focus on from a training point of view?
We've considered limiting it to the curriculum in the first 8 weeks of our current program. Would this make it easier for you to find young people locally and help sponsor their training here at the school? Is there a bigger role to play for industry organizations in the training arena?
We have always been very proud of our five month program and the high quality graduates that we produce. But given the current situation in the industry, maybe a shorter program with the right content would provide potential employees that are well grounded in the basics and allow you to continue the training in house. We would insure that they are safe, understand the basics, and have a good work ethic.
We’re frankly open to just about anything, including a hybrid model, but need some feedback to make the right decision and make sure we do what’s best for the industry. Working together to develop a better training model can benefit all of us.
Join us for our first ever Employer Roundtable, to be held on July 11th, 2018 from 9:30 am – 1 pm here at NESAW in Easthampton, MA.
We would love to show you our facility, explain our current training program, and brainstorm on how we could improve and what you would want to see in a training program in the future. Even if you aren’t able to attend in person, we would welcome your feedback via phone call or in our forum. We also hope to be able to setup a dial-in number for those unable to attend in person; we'll send out more details when we have them.
Lunch will be provided by the New England Architectural Woodwork Institute (NEAWI) and Precision Veneer. In addition, the NEAWI will be hosting a tour after lunch of Wright Architectural Millwork in Northampton, MA which you are welcome to join.
If you and/or others in your company plan on attending, please register below so that we know how many people will be joining us. If you know of anyone else who might be interested in attending, please pass on the information.
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Chris Corrales of CNC Factory to Speak at Cabinet Makers Association Regional Event in Springfield, Missouri – Friday, June 22
Chris Corrales, the owner of CNC Factory (CNCFactory.com) in Santa Ana, California, will speak to the Cabinet Makers Association at their Springfield, Missouri Regional Event - Friday, June 22. Cabinetmakers from around the area will learn what is new in CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) equipment and what is newly improved. The event will be held at Cabinet Concepts by Design located at 4123 N. State Hwy. H in Springfield.
CNC Factory designs, builds and manufactures CNC machines in their Orange County California facility. “With CNC Factory located in the United States, we integrate new technology into CNC systems quicker and more skillfully than any other CNC manufacturer in the world,” Corrales says.
At the CMA Conference in Springfield Corrales will discuss:
1) 3rd Generation CNC Robotics – it does all the heavy lifting;
2) The new CNC Factory Printing and Marking Block - this allows each cut piece to be labeled with post production instructions; and
3) The new Lockdowel Scorpion boring and insertion machine - which enables flat-pack shipping and cabinet assembly without using screws, glue or cams.
“The Lockdowel, glue-less, snap-together assembly method for cabinets and furniture is a game changer in this industry,” Chris Corrales Owner of CNC Factory says. “This is just the kind of technology breakthrough CNC Factory can incorporate quickly and expertly, and we have, with the Scorpion Lockdowel LDR machine,” Corrales says. “Our LDR machine is equipped with 3rd generation, A.I. production controls, real-time virtual support, automated gun cleaning, precise laser measuring - and it’s designed for one operator, even when working with large productions.”
Andy Patel, Owner of Designer Closets in Orlando, Florida owns a Scorpion Lockdowel Machine, a CNC router, an edgebander and a 3-D Lamination Thermalfoil Press all from CNC Factory. His company produces Lazy Lee Spinning closets for homeowners and for wholesale.
“We chose CNC Factory because I know I’m working with people in the cabinet business I get along with,” Patel explains. “Should I have an issue, who I am working with and how issues get resolved is very important. Chris and his team deliver in-house tech support with experience and treat me as a friend they know, and not just a problem they need to process.”
To see the complete Cabinet Makers Association Agenda for the June 22 CMA Springfield Regional Event go to: https://www.cabinetmakers.org/june-2018-springfield.html
About CNC Factory
Chris Corrales has more than 20 years of cabinet making expertise. His real-world experience inspired him to start building better CNC machines 13 years ago, with a clear goal of helping companies embrace CNC automation. His mission: To make CNC automation as common place as a table saw.
Today this vision is core as CNC Factory designs and manufactures high quality precision CNC routers, machining centers, edgebanders, Lockdowel insertion and thermofoil 3D presses to meet urgent business needs of customers. At CNC Factory, providing the fastest, most accurate and dependable CNC Machines and supporting products is only the beginning of meeting customers’ needs. “We never leave them all by themselves,” Owner Chris Corrales promises.
Power up your needs with CNC Factory and capture more opportunities within your market! CNC Factory 2001 South Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705 714-581-5999, CNCFactory.com
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