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KML opens laminate showroom in Washington

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KML opened a design showroom in Tacoma, Wash., to demonstrate its thermally fused melamine products.
The showroom is staffed with thermo-fused melamine experts and provides education on thermo-fused melamine’s special characteristics. The KML showroom also provides custom manufacturing support and environmental products to meet specific design criteria.
“By partnering with architects and designers we can better understand their needs so that we can give them the exact products they want, quickly,” says KML management.

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September 30, 2010 at 8:23 am

Work out at work on TrekDesk treadmill desk

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Forbes has praised the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk As “one of the best workplace luxuries anywhere.”
Medical reports and studies have focused on rising obesity rates and ill health caused by “Sitting Disease,” a term that includes syndromes and diseases caused by sedentary lives. While the financial and productivity risk to American business is understood, affordable solutions to the problem have proven to be a challenge.
Forbes.com, spotlighting office innovations, praised the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk as a way to restore health and lose weight.
“We are pleased by Forbes recognition as to the tremendous health benefits attributable to walking and working with a TrekDesk, however based on recent medical evidence we would replace the word luxury with necessity,” says TrekDesk founder Steve Bordley. See TrekDesk for more information.

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September 30, 2010 at 8:19 am

Stiles Machinery to demonstrate new edgebanding concept

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Stiles Machinery Inc. will host two live demonstrations in October to show off its new Homag laserTec edge processing concept.
The Homag laserTec concept applies edgebanding via laser, activating a glue layer contained on the edge banding material, according to the company. The demonstrations of this new concept will take place Oct. 19-20, at Stiles Machinery’s facility located at 3901 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512. The demonstrations are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days and include a lunch. Registration for this event can be done online.

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September 29, 2010 at 7:55 am

NexGen announces fall seminar topics and speakers

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NexGen will host its fall educational event Oct. 5-7, offering three evening seminars with guest speakers.
The first seminar will be held Oct. 5, at the Comfort Suites Airport, located at 7619 Thorndike Road in Greensboro, N.C. The presentation will be given by Steve Walker, an extension specialist for North Carolina State University’s Furniture Manufacturing and Management Center. Walker will discuss lean manufacturing implementation and what conditions must be met in order to achieve success.
The second seminar will take place Oct. 6, at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, located at 120 Consumer Square Drive in Mooresville, N.C. The presentation will be given by Paul Hoffman, who is a LEED consultant for Choate Construction Co. He will be speaking about the LEED rating system, and the challenges and opportunities presented to the various industries associated with the built industry. In addition, Hoffman will discuss the various government incentives, rebates and allowances associated with sustainable design.
The event will close with a final seminar Oct. 7, at the Double Tree Hotel, located at 2600 Yorkmont Road in Charlotte, N.C. The presentation will be given by Brandon Uttley, president of Web Business Freedom Inc. Uttley will discuss social media and its implications for businesses. He will review the latest trends and how to strategically use the most effective tools, including Facebook, Twitter and more.
Advance registration is recommended and can be done online at www.nexgenevent.com.

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September 28, 2010 at 8:47 am

Yestermorrow Design/Build School offers Woodworking Intensive program

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Yestermorrow Design/Build School will kick off its second annual Woodworking Intensive program Jan. 30, 2011, at its woodshop in Vermont. The 11-week program is designed to give aspiring professionals, career changers and hobbyists training in woodworking and furniture making techniques.
It begins with an analysis of trees and the wood they produce, then moves into cabinetry and concludes with students building their own piece of furniture. Additional program segments include: beginning furniture making, green ladderback chairs, joinery, boxmaking, care and repair of shop machines, small scale design/build, intermediate furniture techniques and wood finishes. The program runs through April 15, 2011, with classes generally scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tuition for the program itself costs $6,500.

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September 27, 2010 at 8:02 am

AWFS 2011 Fresh Wood Student Competition now accepting entries

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The Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) is accepting entries for the 2011 Fresh Wood Student Woodworking Competition as part of the AWFS Fair, scheduled for July 20-23, 2011, in Las Vegas.
The competition is open to full-time students in an accredited high school or post-secondary woodworking or related program, and part-time students in an accredited post-secondary woodworking or related program who are transitioning into a career in woodworking or design. The deadline for entry applications is May 2, 2011.
The competition has six categories at both school levels: case goods, chairs, open, production/contract, reproduction and tables. Entries will be rated by a panel of judges that represent different aspects of the industry and those scores will determine the finalist pieces that will be displayed at the AWFS Fair. The final judging will be held July 19 at AWFS Fair, where awards will be given for first and second place winners in each category, at both school levels. A Best of Show award will be selected among all first place winners and the winner’s school will receive the Larry Hilchie School Grant Award. Fair Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote on the People’s Choice award.
All forms and guidelines for the 2011 Fresh Wood Competition are available online or by contacting Adria Torrez of AWFS at 800.946.2937 .

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September 24, 2010 at 8:15 am

American Wood Council president comments on CIBO economic impact study

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American Wood Council  President Robert Glowinski commented on the release of an economic impact study, commissioned by the Council of Industrial Boiler Owners, about the proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Boiler MACT rule.
“The wood products sector has been particularly hard hit in recent economic times, and the proposed Boiler MACT rule could put thousands of jobs at risk in our sector. We need more manufacturing jobs, not less. EPA has the means to revise the proposed rule in a way that protects the environment and saves the jobs our workers so desperately need. We look forward to the opportunity to work with EPA to make sure these mutual goals are achieved,” said Glowinski.

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September 23, 2010 at 8:49 am

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