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Titus acquires Precision Plastics, Columbia City, IN

Jan 20, 2022

Titus Group, the world’s leader in supplying high-volume cabinet hardware componentry, announces the acquisition of Precision Plastics in Columbia City, Indiana. 

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Robotic Integrator to Showcase Robots in Roseburg

Jan 20, 2022

7robotics is excited to announce and proud to present Robotic Demo Days on February 17th and 18th at 7robotics’ headquarters. This special, 2-day event will showcase current customer projects as well as two operating robots to customers and business associates. 

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How2Media Announces That Peak Toolworks Will Be Part of its “World’s Greatest!...” Series

Jan 20, 2022

How2Media, the producers of the television show “World’s Greatest!...”, announced today that they have recently selected Peak Toolworks to be a part of the popular television series.

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Grass America Announces the Kinvaro Series of Lifter System

Dec 20, 2021

Grass America, a leading supplier of functional hardware to the cabinet industry, announces the Kinvaro Series of Lifter Systems, with smooth, quiet action and sleek European design.  The series includes a variety of designs — parallel lifters, bi-fold lifters, lift-up systems, and drop-down systems — that all provide quick and easy access to the vast amounts of storage space of large wall cabinets.

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KBISNeXT Stage Lineup Revealed for KBIS 2022

Dec 20, 2021

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), owners of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), recently revealed the programming lineup planned for the KBISNeXT Stage at KBIS 2022The stage is one of the most popular show destinations, and features thought-provoking industry topics like the newest NKBA Design Trends, the ever-popular Design Bites series and more.  

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Engineered Floors becomes first US manufacturer to buy Hymmen

Dec 01, 2021

Hymmen announced that Engineered Floors has become the first manufacturer in the United States to purchase a Hymmen JUPITER Digital Printing Line. Engineered Floors has also signed a license agreement with i4F for digital printing technologies. Hymmen and i4F’s patent partnership gives i4F exclusive licensing rights for all Hymmen’s digital printing patents and technologies for flooring production.

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Cefla Welcomes New Lab Manager

Dec 01, 2021

Cefla North America has again grown its finishing laboratory team as it onboards Lab Manager Jude Zimmermann. A dedicated Production Manager, Zimmermann has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and operations. He is a decisive leader with complex problem solving and team leadership skills.

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7robotics Team Expands

Dec 01, 2021

7robotics—a growing robotic integrator and automation company in Roseburg, Oregon—has expanded their team. Since September 2021, 7robotics has added 3 new faces to their development and technical departments. Headed by Joey Koenig, 7robotics’ Business Director, the company’s new additions will help develop and expand business services as well as solve the increasing problem of staffing through manufacturing improvements and process automation.

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Best of NeoCon: 2021 Awards

Nov 03, 2021

Best of NeoCon is the official awards program honoring outstanding new products from exhibiting companies across a wide range of verticals.

Gold and Silver awards were presented in 52 categories, in addition to Innovation and Sustainability awards, and this year’s coveted Best of Competition. Product entrants were evaluated during a two-day in-person review by a diverse jury of leading architects, designers, specifiers and facility managers with expertise spanning commercial, healthcare, institutional and hospitality sectors.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö to acquire majority of Minglian

Nov 03, 2021

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has entered into an agreement to acquire 60% of Chinese decor paper producer Minglian New Materials Technology Co., Ltd. and form a joint venture, comprising a state-of-the-art decor paper plant in the city of Xingtai, Hebei Province, China.

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Cefla Brings Complex Robotic Technology To USA Lab

Nov 03, 2021

Cefla North America has installed an advanced robotic spray machine in its finishing laboratory, known as the iBotic. This finishing technology is the largest and most advanced of all finishing technologies housed in the Cefla North America testing laboratory, has been installed to enhance the customer testing experience and expand the company’s line up of first-in-class surface enhancement equipment.

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Suppliers Join Forces to Promote Climate-positive Materials

Oct 13, 2021

Consumers and designers are increasing pressure on the furniture industry for a more powerful sustainability message.


Top materials suppliers have responded by getting behind the best materials story any industry can tell: Decorative composite wood panels are Climate Positive Now. It’s a claim that no other building material can make, and it resonates well with designers and the next generations of consumers.

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ShopBot Tools Offers Customized CNC Tool Services

Sep 27, 2021

ShopBot Tools has announced the expansion of their Customized CNC Tool Services offerings. The company has recently seen a new trend develop: An increase in requests for more customized CNC tools. 

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EGGER Recognized for Sustainability Performance

Sep 27, 2021

EGGER Group was able to achieve two awards in sustainability ratings: Prime status in the ISS ESG Corporate Rating and the EcoVadis silver medal.

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Välinge's Darko Pervan Awarded Founder of the Year

Sep 27, 2021

Darko is a titan of the flooring world, involved in the industry’s leading innovations. Apart from founding Välinge Innovation in 1993, he initiated and managed the development of the world’s first laminate floor in the late seventies.

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Välinge Launches Extensive Furniture Collection with Bjelin

Sep 15, 2021

Bjelin Sweden AB has announced plans to join the click furniture revolution by utilising Välinge Innovation’s Threespine technology in a range of furniture in solid oak.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Awarded with Fifth Consecutive EcoVadis Gold Rating

Sep 14, 2021

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has been awarded with EcoVadis Gold rating for the company’s sustainability management and performance for a fifth consecutive year. This places the company in the top 2% of suppliers assessed in the pulp, paper and paperboard manufacturing industry. 

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NeoCon Gears Up for 2021 Live Event

Aug 23, 2021

NeoCon 2021 is set to take place October 4-6 at The Mart in Chicago. After a year of event cancellations including last year’s NeoCon due to COVID, attendees and show officials are looking forward to three days of educational presentations that explore timely topics within the growing sectors of workplace, healthcare, hospitality, education, and more. 

Since live attendance will have limited capacity and programming registration is required, keynotes and educational sessions will also be available to all NeoCon registrants via NeoCon’s new online platform, the NeoCon Hub. These do not require separate registration.

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Cabinets Plus USA Now Cabinet IQ

Aug 23, 2021

Cabinets Plus USA, Austin, TX, has changed its name to Cabinet IQ as part of its upcoming nationwide expansion through its franchise opportunity, launching Sept. 1.

The Cabinets Plus USA brand has been a robust and fast-growing fixture in the Austin, Texas area. It has become well known for its proven step-by-step system to provide quality, service and design in kitchen and bath remodeling. Strong demand for services has spurred its growth, necessitating this internal renovation.

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Students Earn Honors and Prizes in AWFS®Fair Student Competition

Jul 22, 2021

Jinsoo Kim, a student at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, won the Best of Show award in the 2021 AWFS® Fresh Wood Competition after judges reviewed 24 finalist projects of from 12 different high schools and colleges in the U.S. at the 2021 AWFS®Fair in Las Vegas, Nevada. All 24 Fresh Wood student finalists went home with monetary prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000, along with trophies and software prizes.

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