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Docking Drawer announces new supplier and website

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In-drawer electrical outlet manufacturer Docking Drawer has announced that customers can now source all outlets from a single supplier. The company has also revamped its entire website.

The new supplier, Drawer Connection, offers a simple to use online ordering tool, making it easier to source a complete in-drawer electrical outlet solution.

The company’s new website features a cleaner look, expanded specification library and more. Check it out at


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November 10, 2015 at 7:00 am

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C.R. Onsrud discusses economic growth at summit

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John E. Skavarla III, Secretary of Commerce for the state of North Carolina, addressed a group of industry manufacturers as well as city, county and state officials at the C.R. Onsrud Economic Development Summit. <!–
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Economic growth was the subject explored by state dignitaries, local development executives and industry manufacturers Thursday in Troutman, North Carolina as C.R. Onsrud hosted an economic development summit. Attendees learned that North Carolina, now the 9th largest state, set a manufactured goods export record of 31 billion dollars last year.  The state’s economic appeal was highlighted in a new theme: NC Nothing Compares.  The partnerships between government and industry on incentives, employee training and infrastructure improvement were explored by a range of speakers.

Tom Onsrud, C.R. Onsrud CEO and host of the summit, said “We always see the stories on states providing recruitment incentives, but they rarely report the return on those incentives for the communities and states. The long term impact with jobs, taxes and community economic growth is huge.”

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September 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

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Community woodworking shop now open in Texas

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When Justin Bishop’s wife wanted him to clean up all of his woodworking tools, he had an idea. He decided to start a community workshop, where anyone could come and use the tools, and not have to worry about cluttering one’s own house.

Build” is the name of the community woodshop that Bishop started in Southlake, Texas. It’s an 8,500-square-foot paradise for woodworkers of all levels, from hobbyists to professionals. There’s plenty of space, good lighting, sturdy workbenches and every hand and machine tool a woodworker could require.

Woodworkers age 18 and older can join Build with one-month, three-month or 12-month memberships, which offer unlimited access to the shop and its professional-grade machines for up to 12 hours a day. Or they can simply explore the craft by enrolling in one of Build’s classes.

The only prerequisite to a Build membership is an on-site safety course that offers a primer on how to properly operate the machines. As a bonus, class members get to go home with a walnut, cherry and maple cutting board made in the process.

Bishop says one of Build’s goals is to foster a community of woodworkers. “There’s lots of people out there who have different outlets where they have community after work — social groups,” he says. “But a lot of people don’t have that. They have a hobby in woodworking. This is a place where they can come and socialize.”

The workshop is located at 2845 Exchange Blvd., Suite 180, Southlake, Texas.

Prices start at $49 for a day pass. Memberships start at $140.

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June 24, 2015 at 7:00 am

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Icon Construction now offering modular dormitories

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Icon Construction (, a general contractor focused on the design and construction of modular, permanent modular and modular re-locatable buildings, has moved into the higher education market. Icon has developed modular buildings to serve as dormitories at universities.

Modularly constructed dormitories can be as permanent or temporary as the universities that use them want them to be and can be used as a cost-effective temporary solution. In addition, modularly constructed dormitory units offer flexible floor plans, easy relocation from one campus to another and the ability to replicate the appearance of other campus buildings.

“This is a new territory for us in the very diverse realm of the multi-living-dwelling industry,” says in-house architect Kent Hughlett. “We have previously designed multi-story hotels, apartments and barracks. And we incorporate this past experience for our dormitory and student housing design projects. We see a unique need for this technology because of the influx of incoming students and large work force relocation due to the economic status of some states.”

Single modularly constructed dormitory units measure from 175 to 375 square feet in size. Compressed construction schedules allow students to move into fully usable modular dormitory facilities within weeks. About four-fifths of the modular dormitory unit’s construction takes place within the plant, allowing for more predictable manufacturing costs than would be on site, the company says.

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July 24, 2014 at 7:36 am

Wine Celler Innovations opens new discounted inventory showroom

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Wine Cellar Innovations (WCI), a Cincinnati, Ohio-based company specializing in the design of custom wine cellars and manufacturer of wine racking products, has recently opened its “Factory Seconds” showroom. The company has been advertising the discounted “Factory Seconds” on its website for the last couple of years, and recently decided to expand the efforts by building out a showroom for customers to come and browse through.

Occasionally, Wine Cellar Innovations will find an extra knot in the wood of a rack post, or errors may occur during regular production resulting in (but not limited to) a non-standard stain color, a slightly shorter-than-standard rack, or, in some cases, a custom order may be cancelled halfway through production. Also, certain products are occasionally discontinued from certain series due to lack of popularity. These types of products are all marked down to a lower price to sell quicker.

The selections in the new showroom also include luxury racking as well as accessory piecest hat have been used in past trade shows the company participated in, such as ornatered wood architectural columns, stained glass murals, miscellaneous tasting tables, Mahogany tongue-and-groove wall or cabinet paneling, and custom archways.

“Not only is there a great markdown in pricing on these pieces, but we have also pre-assembled all of the racking available in our new Factory Second Showrooms, resulting in a huge savings of time for the end customer,” says Jim Deckebach, owner of Wine Cellar Innovations.

The racking can be carried from the showrooms as is, or the company does offer local delivery for a small fee. All of the factory second wine racks the company offers online have free shipping.

WCI’s “factory seconds” showroom is located at 4575 Eastern Avenue in Chcinnati. It is open Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. You can learn more and see products online at

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May 28, 2014 at 7:00 am

More on Frequency Wall by Bloomlab

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The Frequency Wall by Bloomlab was demonstrated at Ligna 2013 in Hanover, Germany.

This is the installation that was shown at the SCM Group stand for Ligna. It is an architectural work in poplar OSB by IPAN, an Italian company.

The name of the structure is inspired by the frequency of the sound waves generated by the noise of cutters as they work the wood, perfectly reproduced by the fascinating assembly of over 850 different shapes. A work made possible by an Scm Tech boring/milling machine.

The shapes that make up the Frequency Wall were assembled by Naldini Arredamenti, a Forlì company linked to SCM Group by a long, fruitful collaboration.

It was designed by bloomlab architecture, machined with SCM Tech Z5, Scm Group, manufactured by Naldini Arredamenti with poplar OSB by IPAN, the Italian company that is the only one producing it in Europe.

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June 6, 2013 at 7:00 am

Mobile homes: Lavish living for seniors?

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When most people think of mobile homes, they think of dark rooms, small windows, and cramped spaces. But when Daniel and Linda Bealey decided to retire to Calverton Meadows Mobile Home Park in Florida, they were in for a surprise, according to a Newsday story in the Chicago Tribune.
The new units include options such as granite countertops, cathedral-style ceilings, Jacuzzi tubs, kitchen islands opening to great rooms, built-in shelving, wood floors, wall-to-wall carpet, fireplaces, walk-in closets, crown moulding, central air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, stainless-steel appliances and front porches. Some homes have middle island features to sit and eat, a washer-dryer, and two bathrooms that cost up to $100,000 for the entire unit. Amenities include clubhouses and daily activities such as bingo, cards, billiards, libraries and dances.
“When people think about mobile home parks, they’re thinking about the old mobile homes. They say, ‘I don’t want to live in a trailer.’ That’s what they tell you,” says Dolores Peterson of Colony Realty. “So many people have no idea of what these brand-new ones look like. They’re making them better and better every year.”
Calverton Meadows is an over-55 community in Suffolk County, housing about 10,000 senior citizens. Up to 20 of the 25 to 30 parks are seniors only. The new homes are built to withstand the region’s weather, according to Joseph Kummer, president of the Mobile Manufactured Home Owner’s Association of Suffolk County.
But residents say affordability is the best part. Homeowners don’t own the land; they lease it from the park with no penalty for breaking a lease. The Bealeys will pay a monthly maintenance fee, about $600 a month that includes renting and utilities. Daniel Bealey says taxes in the new home are about $2,400.
The Bealeys’ are living in wealth and comfort. Staying on Calverton Meadows will enable them to see their children and grandchildren, who live around the area. Says Daniel: “We’ll be able to live the kind of life we’ve dreamed about living here.”

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May 24, 2012 at 7:00 am

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