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MultiCam creates fiberboard castle at AWFS Fair

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MultiCam Kingdom was created by Shawn Kirsch, application specialist at the company, from 60 sheets of MDF.

At AWFS Fair 2011, MultiCam transformed its machinery display booth into the MultiCam Kingdom, with a castle made of medium-density fiberboard.
Shawn Kirsch, a MultiCam application specialist, designed, built and assembled the booth from 60 sheets of MDF that he cut using MultiCam’s 3000 Series CNC router system. The Kingdom featured a drawbridge and towers, along with a MultiCam coat of arms embellishing the throne and medieval bar that served beer.
“The innovative concept, creative design and unique wood production demonstration drew return visitors, excited to see our fairytale fortress evolve over four days,” Kirsch said. “Our MultiCam Kingdom set us apart from other CNC manufacturer exhibitors by highlighting the scope of wood products our machines can produce.”

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August 10, 2011 at 8:39 am

AWFS Fair smartSHOP makes cabinets for Las Vegas animal shelter

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More than 30 multi-shelf cabinets created in smartSHOP, a fully-operational wood shop at this year’s AWFS Fair, were donated to The Animal Foundation, a Las Vegas nonprofit shelter that supports the humane treatment of animals.
Gero Sassenberg, a woodworking expert and furniture consultant, operated the smartSHOP during the cabinet construction and a number of exhibiting companies donated supplies to the smartSHOP for the cabinets.
“The smartSHOP program has two great benefits,”said Angelo Gangone, executive vice president, AWFS. “Seeing a completely automated shop in action is educational for attendees and, at the same time, the program demonstrates that, as an industry, we are committed to giving back. The cabinets made during the four days will be put to good use. The Animal Foundation accepts 50,000 homeless pets a year.”

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August 8, 2011 at 7:43 am

AWFS Fair recycling program shreds wood scrap for Las Vegas nonprofit

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AWFS Fair’s recycling program reduced bulk waste from trade show exhibitors, once sent to landfill, by a 6-to-1 ratio and shredded wood scrap into ground cover for Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary, a Las Vegas-based nonprofit that provides a safe haven for animals that live in the wild.
The recycling program was a cooperative effort between Weima, the Las Vegas Convention Center and AWFS show general contractor, Freeman. Weima America provided the show with a WL13 shredding system, which ground demonstration wood scrap and discarded exhibitors’ shipping and packaging materials. “Destroy Responsibly” billboards were located throughout the convention center during the show and attendees could view the shredder in the Central Machinery Hall.

1107CMFawfsshredder.jpgFair attendees could see the shredder recyling wood scrap into ground cover.

“Everyone really got behind the program this year,” said Angelo Gangone, executive vice president, AWFS. “As an industry, we are committed to reducing waste, and the recycling program at the show gives us a way to help deserving non profits as well.”

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August 4, 2011 at 8:43 am

SkillsUSA woodworking competition winner at AWFS

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SkilsUSA winner, Daniel Berrios, shows his winning woodworking piece.

Daniel Berrios of Bethlehem Vo-Tech School in Bethlehem, Pa., won the SkillsUSA woodworking competition at the AWFS Fair 2011. Berrios will go on to represent the United States at the 2013 WorldSkills Competition in Leipzig, Germany.
Berrios graduated from Bethlehem Vo-Tech in May 2010 and one month later, he won Gold in High School cabinetmaking at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo. After graduation, he returned to Vo-Tech School as an adult education night class instructor and enrolled as a student in the CAD program at Northampton Community College.
Kaydee Walters from Tooele High School in Tooele, Utah, competed against Berrios in the competition, becoming a SkillsUSA National High School Gold Medalist in cabinetmaking. Walters will continue her cabinetmaking program at Utah Valley University in the fall.
At the competition, the winner was announced by Scott Phillips, host of the PBS show, “The American Woodshop.” Two industry professionals served as judges for the Qualifying Trial: Martin from Architectural Woodworking Co., in Los Angeles, and Charles Wilson from Charles Wilson Millworks, in Cedar City, Utah.
A number of companies exhibiting at AWFS Fair donated tool prizes for both students. Berrios won a Delta 10-inch table saw and his school received a matching saw. Other prizes included a Lamello biscuit joiner, a Powermatic mortiser and jointer, a Grex pin nailer and an assortment of Bessey clamps. Walters received a Woodcraft workbench, Bessey clamps and a stack of wood for her next project. The students also had lunch with Tommy MacDonald, host of the PBS woodworking show, “Rough Cuts with Tommy Mac.”

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August 4, 2011 at 8:40 am

SCM donates AWFS-built bookcases to Opportunity Village

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SCM Group North America and John Henderson and Co. donated bookcases built during the AWFS Fair to not-for-profit organization Opportunity Village.

1107CMFSCMgroup.jpgPictured here, from left, are Tanya Roberts and Rachel Allen of Opportunity Village, John Park of SCM Group North America, John Henderson of John Henderson and Co., and John Gangone of SCM Group North America.

Opportunity Village is a Las Vegas organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities. The organization provides vocational training, employment and social recreation services that make their lives more productive and interesting. Through Opportunity Village’s programs and services, well over 1,000 people with disabilities are learning vocational skills, working in jobs throughout the community and living more fulfilling lives.

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August 4, 2011 at 8:36 am

New Streibig saw system shown at AWFS

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Colonial Saw's Dave Bull demonstrates the new Streibig vertical panel saw.

Dave Bull of Colonial Saw demonstrating the features on the latest Streibig vertical panel saw system for woodworkers during the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas. Streibig’s Control’s automatic features are controlled on a new touch screen color display panel. Multiple horizontal rip cuts can be executed with the new optional EPS.Y system.

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August 3, 2011 at 8:32 am

Sequoia Awards for product innovation announced at AWFS

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Nine companies were given a Sequoia New Product Award by the Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers for innovation and leadership in “green” product development at AWFS Fair 2011.
Given since 1997, the Sequoia New Product Awards recognize creativity, innovation and leadership in “green”/environmental product development in the woodworking industry. Entries are evaluated by a panel of industry representatives on quality, production impact, practicality, innovation and user-friendliness. 
Award winning companies and products included: Biesse America for Viet HP sanding pad in “Product Innovation in Components;” SCM Group North America for Stefani One Touch in “Product Innovation in Machinery over $50,000;” Graco Inc. for ProMix 2KE and Oneida Air Systems for Smart Pro Dust Collector in “Product Innovation in Machinery under $50,000;” Micro Fence for Plunge Base & Edge Guide Package in “Product Innovation in Power Tools;” Leitz Tooling Systems for Leitz RipTec Cutting System in “Product Innovation in Tooling;” Planit Solutions for Stand Alone Screen-to-Machine Center in “Productivity in Software;” M.L. Campbell for EnviroVar in “Green/Environmental Leadership in Wood Coatings;” and Hardwoods Specialty Products for Red Grandis in “Green/Environmental Leadership in Raw Materials.”

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August 3, 2011 at 8:28 am

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