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A Smarter Approach to Factory Air for Wood Manufacturing

Whether your factory is already far along on the path to digital operations management, or you are just beginning the process, you will eventually find yourself connecting to a manufacturing information network using the "Industrial Internet of Things"(or IIoT). The motivation behind that process of transformation to digital brings up some common expectations.

Cut the Cord? DeWalt Cordless Jobsite Strategy Hits Primetime at IWF Connect

At IWF Connect, Bill Harman, Vice President of Product Management at DeWalt Power Tools, will deliver the show's first Primetime Presentation, "Cordless Solutions – Solving Woodworker Problems through Technology Advancements," at 10 AM Eastern Time on Oct. 26. Harman will share how common woodworker challenges are being addressed through continued advancements in batteries, motors, and charging systems for cordless tool technology, and what that means for the woodworking industry of tomorrow.

Digital Printing on Wood: Now Ready to Deliver on its Promise

Innovative suppliers prosper by leading their market forward. Applying a fresh approach to solve practical challenges, these suppliers give their customers the advantage over competitors. And eventually, the whole market follows.

IWF Connect Preview: Daily Keynotes, Hundreds of Exhibits & Education On-Demand

IWF Connect, the woodworking industry virtual trade show running October 26 - 30, has issued a 56-page IWF Connect Preview Guide providing a current roster of exhibitors with full contact information, a snapshot of major presentations, on-demand educational programs, event structure, and essential how-to-shop-the-show information.

See How Easy It Is to Design and Machine Cabinets on the Thermwood Cut Center

In this series of videos, Jody Wilmes (Cut Ready Product Manager), helps you understand the differences between the Cut Center and a regular CNC Router. He provides an in-depth look at what it takes to successfully operate each machine, and lists some of the additional expenses and things to consider when shopping for an automated solution.

Sherwin-Williams Names Building Team for New Headquarters, R&D Center

The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) named key partners it has selected to build its new global headquarters in downtown Cleveland and its new R&D center in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville. The Company previously announced its plans for the project on February 6, 2020.

Showplace Cabinetry CEO Paul Sova Retires; President Bill Allen To Succeed Him

Following a 42-year career in the kitchen and bath industry, Showplace Cabinetry founding partner and current CEO Paul Sova is retiring at the end of December 2020.

Two Wood Industry Market Research Studies To Be Unveiled at IWF Connect

Woodworking Network will present the results of two exclusive industry studies during IWF Connect, the wood industry virtual trade show running October 26-30. The studies are currently underway and will reveal up-to-the minute data on key aspects of the industry as it faces unprecedented challenges and opportunities brought about by the pandemic.

Why Manufacturing Execution (MES) Matters

Dwight Eisenhower once said, “Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.”

Wood-Mode Runs Even Better a Year After Reopening, KBDN Reports

September marked the one-year anniversary of the new corporate entity, Wood-Mode LLC, and the formal reopening of the company’s factory under the ownership of French, who also owns Middleburg, PA-based Professional Building Systems Inc., a manufacturer of custom modular homes.

Exhibitors Large and Small Commit to IWF Connect, Oct. 26-30

Shaper, which makes and markets Origin, a handheld self-guiding router that is essentially a "portable CNC," will feature its new Workstation system at IWF Connect. Shaper's sister firm, Festool, will also be on hand for the virtual woodworking trade show, running October 26-30.

Improve Workflow in the Office, and Watch Profits Grow on the Shop Floor

Built by millworkers, for millworkers, INNERGY is a cloud-based ERP solution that drives the complete business process of custom woodwork shops.

IWF Connect - 5 Exciting Days of Buying, Selling, and New Product Discovery

IWF Connect, the woodworking industry virtual trade show running October 26-30, 2020, gives attendees streamlined access to a marketplace for the latest in new technologies and supplies, highlighting exclusive deals and new product introductions, in an easy-to-navigate online experience.

IWF Connect, a New Virtual Trade Show, Will Run Oct. 26-30, 2020

IWF Connect, the all-new virtual trade show without walls giving the woodworking industry opportunities without limits, will take place Monday, October 26 – Friday, October 30. Registration opens September 1.

New Research Reveals Strong Attendee Interest in IWF Connect

Presented exclusively online, IWF Connect will bring attendees and exhibitors together in a virtual market week featuring the global woodworking industry’s newest products, technologies, innovations and solutions in one easy-to-navigate online experience.

At Küchenmeile, the German KBIS, Poggenpohl and Hettich Announce Partnership

Cabinetmaker Poggenpohl and hardware supplier Hettich announced a partnership under which Poggenpohl will use Hettich in key areas of its portfolio, and presented a groundbreaking product innovation developed between the two German firms.

Registration Is Now Open for IWF Connect

Registration for IWF Connect is now open, offering complimentary admission to the woodworking industry’s all-new way to do business.

Rev-A-Shelf Names Steve Orr West Coast Sales Representative

Rev-A-Shelf, a supplier of kitchen, bath and closet accessories and lighting, named Steve Orr as its West Coast Sales Representative.

Vertical Panel Saws Offer Social Distance Advantages Over Table Saws in the Shop

When when cutting full-size or larger panels, vertical panel saws have begun to show one clear advantage over table saws in today's environment: no extra help is needed to assist in moving the panel through the saw.

What Drives Growing Urban Wood Movement? Find out at IWF Connect

The Urban Wood Network (UWN), in partnership with IWF Connect, will present a free webinar, “The Urban Wood Movement: Expanding from Coast to Coast.”

Williams & Hussey Machine Acquired by Original Saw Company

Original Saw Company, a leading industrial woodworking machinery manufacturer, announced today that it has acquired Williams & Hussey Machine Co. an exemplary producer of molders and profile knives.

Mereen-Johnson New 1905 Automation Division Offers Advanced Custom Engineering

Minneapolis based Mereen-Johnson has launched its newest division: 1905 Automation. Founded in 1905, Mereen-Johnson is launching 1905 Automation to broaden its reach within and beyond the wood industry.

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