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Hardwood Forestry Fund seeking donations

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The Hardwood Forestry Fund is reaching out to the woodworking industry asking for 80 companies to make a tax-deductible donation of $500, though any size donation is welcomed. The funds will be used for seven tree planting project proposals to begin in spring 2010.
These projects total $40,000 for more than 100,000 new trees. Collectively the projects will improve 200 acres and established productive forests of red oak, white oak, black cherry, black walnut, butternut, sugar maple, basswood, hickory and other hardwoods valuable to the woodworking industry and for wildlife purposes.

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October 30, 2009 at 9:09 am

Construction market projected to increase in 2010

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McGraw-Hill Construction has released its 2010 Construction Outlook report, which projects an 11 percent increase in overall construction starts for 2010 over the previous year. The increase is attributed in part to improvement for housing from extremely low levels and a broader expansion for public works.
Other projections in the report include a 30 percent increase in the number of single family housing units, a 14 percent increase in multifamily housing units, and the beginning of stabilization of institutional buildings, with a drop of only 2 percent after sliding 23 percent in 2009.
“The U.S. construction market in 2010 will be helped by growth for several sectors, following three straight years of decline that brought total construction activity down 39 percent from its mid-decade peak,” said Robert Murray, vice president of economic affairs for McGraw-Hill Construction.
For more information, go to www.mcgraw-hill.com.

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October 29, 2009 at 10:36 am

Scientific Dust Collectors offers technical paper

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Scientific Dust Collectors announced the availability of a technical paper describing the advantages of proper design for reverse pulse jet baghouses used in dust collection applications. An abstract is available at www.scientificdustcollectors.com.
The paper explains the advantages of using wide bag spacing in a baghouse. It also discusses the disadvantages of using high velocity jets in close bag spacing applications.
To receive a free copy of the paper, e-mail mgerardi@scientificdust.com.

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October 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm

KCD, Laguna to offer seminar

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KCD Software and Laguna Tools are offering a seminar on bringing your business to CNC on Nov. 20 and 21 at Laguna Tools, Irvine, Calif.
The seminar will demonstrate KCD Software and how it goes to a CNC machine. Actual pieces will be run. Sessions are limited and pre-registration is recommended.
For more information or to register, call 800.234.1976.

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October 27, 2009 at 10:46 am

Homag awarded patent for laser technology

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Homag has been awarded a patent for laserTec, a laser technology for the application of edges onto panels. The process entails melting the surface of the edging material to be banded by means of a laser beam before pressing it directly onto the piece. This process produces edges with practically no visible join.
The U.S. distributor for Homag, Stiles Machinery, is hosting a lasertec seminar to learn more about this new production technique Oct. 21 – 22, 2009, at its Grand Rapids facility.
Online registration is available. For more information, contact Stephan Waltman at 616.698.7500.

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October 26, 2009 at 2:27 pm

High school program purchases Omnitech router

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The board of the Theodore Roosevelt High School purchased an Omnitech CNC Router for their WoodLinks Cabinetry program in Kent, Ohio. The Microvellum Corporation specializing in design software, made an in-kind donation valued at $102,000.
Instructors plan to have students use the router in projects including a remodel of the Family and Consumer Science lab and designing Arts and Crafts style tables.

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October 23, 2009 at 9:29 am

Century Furniture awarded AHFA environmental rating

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Century Furniture has achieved the American Home Furnishings Alliance registration of ‘Enhancing Furniture’s Environmental Culture’. This program requires manufacturers to make continual environmental improvements in production. 
The company reduced its use of electricity, water and created less landfill waste. Century is among five manufacturers that have achieved EFEC registration for all domestic manufacturing facilities this year.
Others include Fairfield Chair, La-Z-Boy Residential, Flexsteel (including DMI), and Hooker (including Bradington Young and Sam Moore).

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October 22, 2009 at 11:31 am

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