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Local woodworking shop receives $480,000 loan

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Rising Sun Woodworking Inc. (RSW), a woodworking shop based in Mattituck, New York, recently received a $480,000 loan from the state in order to relocate to a new location in New York’s North Fork, Patch.com reports.

The loan, approved by the Job Development Authority (JDA), was provided by Bridgehampton Bank in order to help pay for the $1,200,000 real estate purchased by the company, according to the agenda from the JDA meeting.

The shop was opened in 1983 by owner Michael Drobet as a one-man shop operating out of a small garage in Riverhead until 1987 when the company moved to a larger space in Mattituck.

The company, which currently employs 19 people, supplies builders and homeowners with high-end custom cabinetry and millwork.

RSW is planning on moving to a new 14,600 square foot space at 4460 Depot Lane in Cutchogue, four miles away from the current located, according to the agenda.

They are currently operating in an 8,400 sq. ft. rented shop space occupying seven “bays” and an offsite storage space but with the new location, the company will be able to consolidate operations under one roof, according to the agenda.

They plan to finance the purchase and renovation of the property as well as the acquisition and installation of machinery and equipment, costing a total of $1.62 million.

See the full Patch.com story here: http://patch.com/new-york/northfork/local-woodworking-shop-receives-480000-loan

www.risingsunw.com/Rising_Sun_Woodworking_Inc/Home.html

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April 30, 2015 at 7:00 am

Kellex bringing 75 jobs to Mississippi

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Ohio-based Kellex Seating, manufacturer of commercial upholstered seating, has announced the company is expanding into Mississippi by locating operations in the former Tupelo manufacturing facility in Tupelo. The project represents a $600,000 corporate investment and will create 75 jobs.

“I appreciate the Kellex team for selecting Tupelo as their location to pursue new growth and investment opportunities,” Governor Phil Bryant said. “Mississippi’s furniture manufacturing sector has been extremely prosperous in recent years, and I know Kellex will find the competitive advantages needed for success in today’s demanding economy in north Mississippi.”

“We chose Tupelo as the site of our newest manufacturing facility because we know that the local workforce is strong and experienced,” said Kellex COO Doug Fawcett. “We want to give furniture artisans in this area the opportunity to be part of a thriving organization where their efforts are appreciated by colleagues and customers alike. We also want to contribute to the area’s economy by creating jobs and supporting local business partners.”

 

“The past several months have seen unprecedented growth in demand for furnishings, particularly in the hotel and timeshare segments,” said Kellex President Chris Rice. “Our new Tupelo facility ensures that we will be able to meet all of our existing and future commitments on time. Our planned expansions will enable us completely satisfy our present customers, and enable further expansion in the future. Our goals of improving lead times and increasing capacity have driven our decision to expand, once again.”

Fawcett also said Tupelo also offers logistical advantages, such as facilitating access to West Coast markets.

“The combination of our North Carolina and Mississippi plants is ideal from the customer’s perspective,” he said. “We will have the capabilities and resources to broaden our product offering and to fulfill orders from across the nation with outstanding efficiency.”

www.kellex.com.

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April 30, 2015 at 7:00 am

Omnitech router demo planned May 5-6

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RT Machine Co. in Hughesville, Pennsylvania, will be having live demos of the Omnitech Selexx PAL CNC router and other machines on May 5th and 6th 2015 at their 80,000 sq. ft. facility. Representatives from Anderson Group America will be on site to answer all of your questions about the machines. There will also be representatives from Alphacam and Cabinet Vision software companies running demos of their software. For more information visit:
http://www.rtmachine.com/pages.php?sub=demo, or call 570-­‐584-­‐2002.

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April 29, 2015 at 10:06 am

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Fire breaks out again at Connecticut woodworking shop

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On Wednesday, April 1, a 66-year-old man was airlifted to Bridgeport Hospital to be treated for burns to more than 20 percent of his body after a propane heater exploded and set fire to a woodworking shop at 59 South Road, according to the town fire marshal.

Hartland Fire Marshal Peter Sevetz Jr. said Robert Burke, 66, was in the room where the fire broke out, NBC Connecticut reported.

Firefighters responded to the fire around 9:30 a.m. on April 1, found heavy flames at the back of the building and spotted Burke, injured, in the driveway.

An ambulance brought him to Saint Francis Hospital and a LifeStar medical helicopter then airlifted him to the Bridgeport Burn Unit, Sevetz said.

The very next day, fire broke out again and several fire departments provided mutual aid.

See the original story here: http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Fire-Breaks-Out-Again-at-East-Hartland-Woodworking-Shop-298434721.html

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April 29, 2015 at 7:00 am

Weinig announces tech expo/open house event

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Live machine and moulding demonstrations will be displayed at company’s showroom.

The tech expo/open house will feature live demonstrations on over 30 machines in Weinig’s 25,000 sq. ft. showroom, exhibiting both solid-wood and panel processing solutions.

Several innovative manufacturing solutions will be on display including a lineal moulding cell and a cabinet door cell that integrates the new Holz-Her Pro-Master CNC with Weinig’s rip, mould, and cut processes.

 

New moulder technologies will also be on display, featuring the new Weinig Powermat 700 moulder. Weinig will also unveil a new vision for manufacturing, EnVision software, which creates and enables entire manufacturing process and flow of data throughout the plant for both the solid wood and panel processing industries.

The event takes place June 4-5 from 8:30am-5pm at Weinig’s showroom located at 124 Crosslake Park Drive, Mooresville, North Carolina, 28117.

www.weinigusa.com

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April 29, 2015 at 7:00 am

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Enrollment for AWFS Fair’s College of Woodworking Knowledge now open

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Learn how to run a more efficient, more profitable operation at AWFS Fair. The College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) supplies solutions and best practices that you can apply directly to your business—actionable, concrete takeaways that will improve your productivity, flexibility and product output.

As the industry’s leading educational program for woodworking pros, CWWK offers a comprehensive seminar schedule covering up-to-the-minute trends and attendee-requested topics that ensure you get the knowledge you need to improve your business and attract and retain new customers.

Here’s a small sampling of some of the areas that will be covered in 2015:

  • Outsourcing CNC services for furniture production
  • Cabinetry for aging in place
  • Plastics manufacturing
  • LEED and FSC group certification
  • Euro window technology
  • Working in the cloud
  • Automated nesting
  • Entering mass production
  • Branding your business
  • Finishing room layout
  • Face frame vs. frameless construction
  • Flat-line spraying
  • Creating showrooms
  • Internet marketing
  • And more

Register at www.awfsfair.org.

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April 29, 2015 at 7:00 am

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Smart furniture now recharges smartphones with surface contact

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Thanks to the emergence of Qi technology, phones can be charged wirelessly simply by putting it on a bedside table. Or lamp. Or kitchen surface.

Qi, pronounced “chee”, meaning “natural energy” in Chinese, works by using a transmission pad embedded into any hard surface (including furniture and lighting) that charges your mobile using something called resonant inductive coupling.

 

It’s basically a magnetic field that transfers power from the pad to a receiver embedded within a device. At the moment, Qi only works with compatible smartphones that already have the inbuilt technology.

Many Samsung phones do, for example, including its swanky new flagship model, the Galaxy S6. iPhones don’t.

But even if your smartphone isn’t Qi enabled, buying a Qi smart case will also do the trick, including ones made for both the iPhone 5 and 6.

Ryan Sanderson, commercial development executive at office and home wireless charging company Aircharge, has seen a surge in demand for installing Qi technology in offices.

It recently set up Qi in Microsoft’s Paddington HQ in London, as well as in hotels, shops and restaurants including McDonald’s. “It’s a natural response to rapidly changing trends in working practices, as well as technology and legislation,” says Sanderson. Starbucks, meanwhile, is rolling out wireless charging by installing powermats in its coffee shops. What about at home?

For furniture stylistas, father-and-son duo Steve and Rob Hodge of Evoni Design have recently launched the appropriately named Chill & Charge range.

Sleek with a hint of mid-century, the coffee and side tables come in walnut, grey ash, elm, oak or wenge.

Moving into the kitchen, DuPont, the company that makes Corian work surfaces, is currently pioneering Qi technology. Just think, it won’t be long before you’ll be able to chop and charge too.

See the full story here: http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/charge-of-the-light-brigade-the-new-smart-furniture-that-allows-you-to-wirelessly-charge-your-phone-10165865.html

www.aircharge.com

www.evonidesign.com

www.dupont.com

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April 29, 2015 at 7:00 am

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