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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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Attendees at AWFS can traverse Elon Musk's underground tunnels

Jul 21, 2021

This week's AWFS Fair, held this week in Las Vegas will have some exciting things throughout the event. But perhaps one of the more interesting features of your trip might the fact that attendees will be able to traverse Elon Musk's Boring Company's tunnel system underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center.

 

 

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Attendees at AWFS can traverse Elon Musk's underground tunnels

Jul 21, 2021

This week's AWFS Fair, held this week in Las Vegas will have some exciting things throughout the event. But perhaps one of the more interesting features of your trip might the fact that attendees will be able to traverse Elon Musk's Boring Company's tunnel system underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Attendees of June's World of Concrete show were among the first to experience the loop, opened in June.

The 1.7 mile Vegas Loop consists of three passenger stations bridged together by 12-foot wide tunnels. It's been reported that more than 60 Teslas are always driving around picking up and dropping off passengers - reportedly moving over 4,000 people an hour. 

 

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AWFS Fair 2021: The Time to Reconnect is Almost Here

Jun 30, 2021

THE TIME TO RECONNECT IS ALMOST HERE!

As of June 1, Las Vegas returned to pre-pandemic guidelines that lift restrictions involving capacity limits, large gatherings, and more. For information on how this welcome news affects AWFS®Fair attendees, please click here.

New Products are Here!
Many of the new products released in 2020 and 2021 will be introduced for the very first time this July at AWFS®Fair! Take this opportunity to see the latest that our industry has to offer.

Use code BOGO11 to get a free registration when you purchase a registration at full price! 

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MJB Wood Announces Flagship Distribution and Fabrication Center in Indiana

Jun 30, 2021

MJB Wood Group, LLC, held a ground-breaking ceremony on June 22 for a new 500,000 square-foot facility on a 37-acre lot near Bristol, IN. The new MJB facility will replace an older 228,000 square-foot facility in the area that MJB has outgrown.

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Venjakob participates in AWFS 2021 / Las Vegas, booth #747

May 27, 2021

At this years AWFS show, Venjakob is going to exhibit the new compact spray coating machine which is specially designed for the needs of entry-level users. The extra-large touch screen and the self-explanatory user interface of the control make machine operation easier.

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Wagner Meters Offers New Webinar that Explores the “What, Why, and How of Wood Moisture Testing”

May 26, 2021

Rogue River, OR (May 2021) – Wagner Meters is pleased to offer an all-new training webinar that gives woodworkers, contractors, flooring installers, and building inspectors all the essential information they need for accurate, reliable testing of moisture in wood.

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OVVO AND RICHELIEU HARDWARE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

May 24, 2021

OVVO is delighted to announce a new distribution partnership with Richelieu Hardware, a leading distributor, importer and manufacturer of speciality hardware products.   With more than 90,000 customers in North America, Richelieu supplies kitchen and bathroom cabinet, storage and closet, home furnishing and office furniture manufacturers, residential and commercial woodworkers, and hardware retailers including renovation superstores

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Välinge continues its focus and commitment to FSC certification.

May 12, 2021

Välinge Innovation has shared new information about their sustainability mission and their FSC certified Välinge Flooring products. The FSC certification was a major milestone in the Swedish company’s sustainability goals — having worked closely with the FSC to adapt their production and work practices to satisfy the high demands of the Forest Stewardship Council.

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