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On the cutting edge: InnoTech Atira drawer system

Oct 13, 2017

The sleek design of InnoTech Atira fits into any home situation and offers a wide variety of options for differentiating drawers and pull-outs. Various side elements, such as railing, TopSide below the railing or DesignSide, colours, rear panel widths and runners provide individually tailored solutions that can be produced with flexibility and ease. A simple upgrade from railing to TopSide or DesignSide is also possible. Drilling positions and front panel are not affected by this.

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Trend report for autumn fairs and IFA 2017

Oct 13, 2017

A trend is emerging among surfaces that couldn't be further removed from the gloss white finishes which have long prevailed: black. In future, kitchen furniture and electrical appliances will be adorning themselves with classy black surfaces. And increasingly, furniture interiors are also taking on a dark look. Merely the refrigerator is moving into the focus with bright accent colours. Consumers themselves now even have a say in creating its surface design.

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Attendees rave about new format for CPA meeting, S&P symposium

Oct 13, 2017

The Composite Panel Association and Surface & Panel magazine tried something new this year by combining CPA’s fall meeting with S&P’s annual symposium, and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. “I think this has been the best fall meeting we’ve had, evidenced by the people who showed up, by the nature of the speakers,” said Kelly Shotbolt, president of ARAUCO North America.

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Two family-owned companies highlight tech tour's last day

Oct 13, 2017

The last day of facility tours is upon us as we head to an office furniture company named Sedus Systems. Founded in 1870, Sedus is a family-owned company that designs and manufactures modular office furniture systems. The company—which sells through retailers primarily in Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland—is one of the most automated I have seen. Only one employee is needed to control Homag’s Intellistore panel storage and retrieval system, panel saw, edgebander and CNC router. Robotics are employed for material handling.

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Day Four: Horatec and Febru

Oct 12, 2017

Day four began with a trip to the office furniture manufacturer, Febru. With around 180 employees, Febru can produce 120 work surfaces, 150 boxes and 80 carriages. It is an extremely efficient facility. All products are made from thermally fused laminate (TFL). The edgebanding process employs only laser for a nearly seamless edge. This midsize office furniture company is state of the art.

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Group Tours Poggenpohl and Nobilia, Day Three

Oct 12, 2017

Day Three of the Stiles Benchmarking Tech Tour starts with a visit to one of the oldest kitchen manufacturers in the world. Poggenpohl is located in the northern city of Herford. Founded in 1892, now part of the Adcuram Group, Poggenpohl employs over 2,500 people and has global revenues of more than 500M euros. The company stresses cleanliness, efficiency, and quality. As one of the most respected luxury brands in the world, Poggenpohl is all about style and design. They take pride in producing one kitchen at a time.

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Cleaf at Sicam trade fair

Oct 11, 2017

Lissone, October 11, 2017 –  At the Sicam trade fair in Pordenone, Cleaf showcase the new Piombo matt surface with an installation by Bestetti Associati that underline its vertical potential. Piombo is the surface for furniture and interior design that joins the Cleaf's Hyper Materials collection, which is composed of original solutions, a synthesis of technique, materials, style and sustainability.

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Kelly Shotbolt receives 2017 Brock R. Landry Industry Leadership Award

Oct 10, 2017

Kelly Shotbolt of ARAUCO-North America is the first recipient of the Brock R. Landry Leadership Award.Shotbolt, president of ARAUCO-NA, received the 2017 award at the Chairman’s Dinner at the CPA Fall Meeting, which was held Oct. 1-3 in conjunction with the Material, Technology and Design Symposium in Savannah, Georgia. Surface & Panel magazine co-sponsored the symposium.

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Fascin[action]: Making solutions excite.

Oct 10, 2017

Every piece of furniture has the potential to fascinate people. With luxurious convenience that pampers its users. With perfect space economics to free up the home. With design that sets pulses racing. Hettich provides the key to cost effective differentiation with exceptional variety and simplifies its customers' workflow with products and services. Fascinated by solutions – that's what Hettich calls Fascin[action].

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Introducing Elias Woodwork Floating Shelves!

Oct 10, 2017

Elias Woodwork is introducing the latest addition to our accessory product offerings. Open shelves have become very popular with modern kitchen cabinetry design. Not only in the kitchen but throughout the home you can see these products being utilized. Optimizing space with minimal surface coverage helps to open up a space and make it look larger. This concept and the clean sophistication of a floating shelf have influenced design trends in today's market.

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Symposium attracts record attendance

Oct 09, 2017

By every measure, the Material, Technology and Design Symposium @ CPA Fall Meeting was a resounding success. The gathering of more than 300 industry professionals last week in Savannah, Georgia, attracted the largest attendance ever for a CPA Fall Meeting and the second largest for any CPA meeting.

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National Office Furniture Receives Navy Blanket Purchasing Agreement

Oct 04, 2017

National Office Furniture, a unit of Kimball International, Inc., has been awarded a Blanket Purchasing Agreement (BPA) from the United States Navy under BPA number N00189-17A-0112. This agreement allows National to provide contract furniture to all Navy installations in the East region, West region, and outside of the Continental United States

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Georgia-Pacific Chemicals Names Dennis Easter VP

Oct 03, 2017

ATLANTA – Georgia-Pacific Chemicals (GPC) has announced the promotion of Dennis Easter to vice president and general manager of thermosets.  Formerly Business Manager - Wood Adhesives, Easter’s role will now expand to include managing GPC’s South American wood adhesive business, merchant formaldehyde sales and industrial resins business. The industrial resins group includes products for composite, coatings, laminates, and insulation.

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Cleaf presents Piombo

Sep 29, 2017

Lissone, September 29, 2017 – Piombo is the surface for furniture and interior design that joins the Cleaf's Hyper Materials collection, which is composed of original solutions, a synthesis of technique, materials, style and sustainability. It shares its chief characteristic with the metal from which it takes its name (symbol Pb, atomic number 82): it is completely matt..

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Stiles Proudly Supports the First National Training Center for the Woodworking Industry

Sep 28, 2017

As the industry’s leading provider of advanced manufacturing solutions, Stiles Machinery Inc. understands the importance of investing in future industry leaders and equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful.

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Vauth-Sagel supports youngsters

Sep 27, 2017

On 1 September 2017, 25 young people started their vocational training with the system component manufacturer from eastern Westphalia – for many of them, this is the first step towards a successful career with the group of companies: Once they are fully qualified, Vauth-Sagel offers them excellent career prospects.

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Dieffenbacher builds the world's largest continuous LVL press

Sep 27, 2017

The U.S. company Roseburg Forest Products operates a Dieffenbacher particleboard plant in Simsboro, Louisiana, that has been running for the past 15 years. Roseburg has now contracted with Dieffenbacher to supply the microwave preheating system, continuous press and stacking system for its new LVL plant in Chester, South Carolina.

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Stiles Brings Trusted Service and Support Closer to Home for Northeast Customers

Sep 22, 2017

The new location will include a Stiles University Learning Lab complete with the latest technology for training in programming and design as well as a variety of fully-powered machinery for technical and operational training. Stiles is thrilled to bring the same great service, support and training that their Northeast customers depend on, closer to where they live.

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Biesse Group Supports Make-A-Wish Foundation at 2017 Subsidiaries Meeting

Sep 19, 2017

Charlotte, North Carolina, September 18, 2017 – Biesse Group extended its legacy of corporate giving by presenting a check for $6,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation during the 2017 Subsidiaries Meeting on the Charlotte Campus. Biesse Group CEO Roberto Selci and Biesse Group Subsidiaries Division Director Federico Broccoli addressed the importance of Make-A-Wish and its mission of granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

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