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ISFA opens competition registration

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ISFA is premiering the Innovations in Design Competition at ICE in February 2010 — a chance to show off creativity and craftsmanship to the industry.
Categories include:

  • Residential Kitchen
  • Residential Bath
  • Commercial/Institutional
  • Freestyle/Art
  • Artisan
  • Green
  • On Site Vanity Fabrication

The On Site Vanity Fabrication category, which allows for live action on the exhibit floor, is new and open to all types of decorative surfacing. The only requirement is that the project must be fabricated on the show floor during exhibit hours. All vanities will be donated to charity at the end of the competition.
Design competition entries will be judged by a panel of industry and design experts. Winners will receive a certificate and award.
A complete list of contest regulations and registration is available online. Or, call the ISFA office at 877.464.7732.

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DBS opens new facility in Texas

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Drawer Box Specialties has opened a new facility in Grand Prairie, Texas. The 50,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center has been built to better position the company as the economy improves.
DBS’s newest location with serve Midwest and Eastern U.S. customers with better access to materials and components, and aims to cut shipping time and costs in half.

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September 29, 2009 at 10:28 am

10 companies line up for 2010 NexGen

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The NexGen Event will be bigger in 2010 with the inclusion of 10 additional equipment manufacturers and distributors in the woodworking industry.
Biesse, Cefla Finishing Group, Costa & Grissom, Delmac Machinery Group, Holz-Her, Holzma U.S., C.R. Onsrud, Stiles Machinery, Superfici America and Weinig America will participate in the Feb. 8-12, 2010, event held at their respective facilities in the Carolinas.

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September 28, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Construction up 2% in August

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New construction in August was up 2 percent from July, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
The upward push came from non-building construction, comprised of public works and electric utilities, which has shown an up-and-down pattern for much of 2009. Non-building construction in August jumped 13 percent.
Residential building slipped 1 percent in August, and non-residential building fell 3 percent.

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September 25, 2009 at 10:02 am

Stiles Machinery offers training courses in Spanish

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Stiles Machinery now offers operation and prevention maintenance classes in Spanish for employees who work on edgebanders. The course is designed for Spanish-speaking machine operators, quality control technicians, engineers and production supervisors.
Taught in Spanish by a bilingual instructor, students learn the functions of the machinery, proper maintenance procedures and safety.
Classes are offered in California and Texas.

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September 24, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Educational program supports furniture, wood product manufacturers

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Danville Community College is opening a Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Wood Products Technology to support local furniture and wood products manufacturers.
The program is in collaboration with three local high school systems, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center and Virginia Tech Department of Wood Science. According to Gerald Sexton, the Instructor/Coordinator at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Wood Products Technology, Danville Community College, the program offers career opportunities and degrees from the high schools all the way through a four-year university.
Danville Community College is a licensed WoodLINKS USA site and is currently developing partnerships with other companies which support the wood industry such as Stiles Machinery Inc.

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September 23, 2009 at 8:52 am

Show-down in Italy: Xylexpo responds to Rimini threat

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Xylexpo has responded to Fiera de Rimini’s plans for a trade exhibition in direct competition with Xylexpo, which is scheduled for May 4 to 8, 2010, in Milan.
“We can only be disconcerted by the decision of Fiera di Rimini and we are ready to face this challenge and defend Xylexpo’s leadership by any means necessary,” said Ambrogio Delachi, president of Acimall.
“We have waited until now to comment officially on this appalling decision, as we could hardly believe that such a proposal, immediately rejected by almost all Italian companies and international groups, could be seriously taken into consideration.”
Xylexpo has a 40-year history of running one of the world’s largest woodworking exhibitions in even-numbered years, drawing more than 82,000 visitors and 850 exhibitors.
In a separate announcement, Biesse, Cefla and SCM Group announced jointly that they would participate in Technodomus 2010, the Rimini trade fair to be held April 20 to 24, 2010, and not take part in Xylexpo.

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September 22, 2009 at 10:50 am

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