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ARAUCO NORTH AMERICA RECEIVES 2017 FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL® LEADERSHIP AWARD

Nov 16, 2017

ATLANTA - November 15, 2017 - Announced at Greenbuild earlier this month, ARAUCO North America is the recipient of a 2017 Forest Stewardship Council® Leadership Award for investing approximately $400 million in a new FSC-certified particleboard mill in Grayling, Mich. - along with its nine other certified mills in North America - to meet growing customer demand, with a goal of 100% FSC-certified or recycled inputs for forest products by 2020.
 

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Cefla Finishing “Haptics” effects win key award at InPrint 2017

Nov 15, 2017

IMOLA, 2017, November 14th. Cefla Finishing, together with Kuei, has just won the Innovative Partnership Award” at InPrint 2017, the industrial digital print technology fair being held in Munich. Once again, Cefla's strategy of putting itself at the forefront of technological research and development has proved to be a winning one. Know-how acquired through the takeover of JetSet...

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Nelio Fernandes Joins Biesse Canada as Area Manager for Southwestern Ontario

Nov 15, 2017

Charlotte, North Carolina, November 15, 2017 ­­– As part of Biesse Group’s continued growth and commitment to the North American market, Nelio Fernandes has been hired as Area Manager for Biesse Canada. Nelio, who has more than 13 years of industry experience, started his career as a field technician with Biesse in 2004. In his new role, he will be based in Toronto and responsible for sales and support of the company’s line of machinery in Southwestern Ontario.

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Machine Solutions Unveils New Tech Center in Indiana

Nov 14, 2017

Charlotte, North Carolina, November 14, 2017 – Biesse prides itself on developing its dealers at the highest level through an extensive training and educational system. In the case of Rick Braun and his company, Machine Solutions, that development  has carried them into a new 10,000 square foot facility in Jasper, Indiana.“We are committed to providing our dealers with the tools they need to succeed including the sharing of best practices designed to grow business,” Biesse America Vice President of Distribution Mike Johnson said

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SCM Product Release: FlexCut. The option to be great.

Nov 14, 2017

Device consisting of a mobile gripper unit totally independent from the main pusher which enables a simultaneous execution of differentiated cross and rip cuts, cross cuts on side-by-side bars.

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Biesse Group Showcases 4.0 Solutions at Fall Inside Events in North America

Nov 13, 2017

Charlotte, North Carolina, November 13, 2017 ­­– Biesse Group would like to thank all those who joined us for the Fall Inside Events at our state-of-the-art Showrooms in Charlotte (Oct. 26-27), Toronto (Nov. 2-4) and Anaheim (Nov. 9). We hosted close to 300 manufacturers from across the United States and Canada over a two-week period. Biesse showcased its latest technological innovations as industry professionals gathered to exchange ideas and discuss the new technology that is shaping the future of manufacturing including SOPHIA.

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Inside Intermac Events Generate Crowds and Sales Across North America

Nov 10, 2017

Intermac made its presence strongly felt in North America with Inside events that spanned the entire continent the past two weeks. Large turnouts were seen at Intermac’s state-of-the-art Showrooms in Charlotte (Oct. 26-27), Toronto (Nov. 2-4) and Anaheim (Nov. 9).  

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Kastamonu Entegre commissions Dieffenbacher to relocate plant

Nov 08, 2017

In March 2017, the Turkish wood-based materials manufacturer Kastamonu Entegre purchased a particleboard plant from the insolvent estate of the French company Darbo. The plant will be relocated to the Kastamonu site in Gorno Sahrane, where it will replace a multi-daylight plant that is more than 30 years old.

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Vision Machinery’s Open House Attracts Record Crowd in Sacramento

Nov 06, 2017

Charlotte, North Carolina, November 6, 2017 – Vision Machinery, one of Biesse Group’s leading dealers in North America, hosted a huge gathering of Customers from all across Nevada and California at its Open House in Sacramento last week. “This event was about double compared to what we did at the end-of-year Open House last year in terms of attendance,” Vision Machinery Founder & Owner Lonnie Campbell said. “We’re quoting a lot of machines.

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UNIBOARD® LAUNCHES A COMPLETE DIGITAL SOLUTION FOR ITS DECORATIVE COMPOSITE WOOD PANEL (TFL) COLLECTION

Nov 06, 2017

Laval, Quebec – November 6, 2017 –  To meet the growing demand of architects and designers for digital images, Uniboard® is proud to offer its customers new high resolution files in different formats. These files have the appearance of real products and are perfectly calibrated for all types of web usage. It also provides a turnkey solution for all 3D design software such as 2020, SketchUp, Cabinet Vision, CAD software, etc.

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Jacqueline Liger joins Intermac and Diamut as North American Marketing Manager

Nov 06, 2017

Charlotte, NC, November 6, 2017 – With Biesse Group’s continued growth and investments in Intermac recently including acquisitions and joint ventures with Montresor and Movetro, and a continued commitment to the North American market, Jacqueline Liger has been hired as North American Marketing Manager for Intermac and Diamut.

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LACH DIAMOND invites you to productronica in Munich, Gemany

Nov 06, 2017

LACH DIAMOND invites you to Europe’s largest component exhibition for the electronic industry in Munich – and can refer to an anniversary. Exactly 40 years ago – in 1977 – LACH DIAMANT demonstrated as the first diamond tool manufacturer worldwide how printed circuit boards (PCB) for the electronic industry can be produced faster – more efficiently and precisely – with diamond - and revolutionized the production of printed circuit boards (PCB).

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Stiles Equips North American Manufacturers with Benchmarking Best Practices During European Technology Tour

Nov 02, 2017

Grand Rapids, MI, November 2, 2017 – Over 40 manufacturing professionals from across North America had the unique opportunity to experience behind-the-scenes tours of some of the most innovative, efficient, and productive manufacturing facilities in the world during this year’s European Benchmarking Technology Tour, hosted by Stiles Machinery on October 7-14, 2017. The forward-thinking solutions experienced throughout the weeklong event allowed participants to benchmark their own operations against other global leaders...

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SIXINCH® North America announces new sales representatives

Nov 02, 2017

GOSHEN, IND. - Furniture designer and manufacturer SIXINCH® North America, a division of Wieland Designs, Inc., has announced the appointment of two new sales representatives: Design Brands LLC and Steelcase Mexico City. Firm Principal Nina Giordano of Design Brands LLC will now be representing both SIXINCH and Grove™ by SIXINCH to the architect and design community in New Jersey.

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Grass America Celebrates 40 Years

Nov 02, 2017

October marked 40 years that Grass America Inc., a manufacturer of high end functional hardware, has been in Kernersville, North Carolina. The celebration for its four-decade milestone was held on Friday, October 6th, on the company grounds. The event started with plant tours for guest and family members.  Afterwards President Tom Kipp welcomed all attending with a few words about the company today and Executive Vice President Matthias Bulla gave a brief presentation on the company’s history. 

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Swiss Krono Group appoints new CEO

Oct 31, 2017

Barnwell, S.C. – Swiss Krono Group, the world leader in laminate flooring, appoints a new CEO & President, Erik Christensen, to run its US operations in Barnwell, South Carolina, effective October 24, 2017. Mr. Christensen comes to Swiss Krono from Hansgrohe, a German manufacturer of premium decorative plumbing, where he served as President for the North American business for the last 3 ½ years.

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Hettich in 1st place

Oct 30, 2017

News magazine Focus once again awards the "Top Career Opportunities" test accolade to employers offering outstanding careers opportunities. Coming 1st in 2017 (2016: 3rd), the Hettich Group sets the benchmark in the metal industry segment. The "Top Careers Opportunities" study analyses around 10,000 of the biggest employer companies based in Germany.

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Woodwork Career Alliance’s Website Gets a Makeover

Oct 30, 2017

Nellysford, VA – The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA), celebrating its 10th anniversary as the champion of woodworking skill standards, is pleased to announce the relaunch of WoodworkCareer.org. The newly redesigned website has been reorganized and updated to make it easier for woodworking professionals, suppliers and educators to access information about the WCA skill standards, allied credential passport program and other valuable employee training tools and resources.

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NATIONAL BUSINESS FURNITURE NAMES ALLAN KLOTSCHE AS ITS NEXT PRESIDENT

Oct 27, 2017

MILWAUKEE, Wisc., October 26, 2017 – National Business Furniture has named Allan Klotsche as its new president. Kent Anderson, the company’s current president, will take on a new role with TAKKT America, National Business Furniture’s parent company, investigating new investment opportunities. Klotsche started at NBF on October 23 and will work with Anderson for the remainder of the year to ensure a smooth transition.

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