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ARAUCO Grayling Project: OCTOBER PROGRESS

Nov 16, 2018

Learn more about Grayling's progress in the October report, filled with updates and great photography.

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ILTUO transforms your space

Nov 15, 2018

Stunning in design, and functional in practice; 3form's ILTUO system is customizable and part of our performance environment solutions. ILTUO's agile system will accommodate a large number of design options and space requirements. Transform your environment with over 200 interlayers choices and improve functionality with markerboards, acoustics, lighting, and more.

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Stiles Launches Emerging Leader Program

Nov 14, 2018

Grand Rapids, MI, November 14, 2018– Stiles recently unveiled a new program designed to raise up the next generation of leaders in the manufacturing industry. The new Emerging Leader Program, which will focus on equipping a recent college graduate with the knowledge and experience necessary to jumpstart their career, will consist of one year of hands-on training and development both nationally and internationally alongside some of the best and brightest in the in ustry.

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VORTEX TOOL COMPANY EXPANDS LINE OF PHENOLIC TOOLING

Nov 14, 2018

Vortex Tool Company, Inc.has expanded its Series 6100 & 6200 line of three-flute phenolic/composite spirals with four new spiral tool sizes designed to provide maximum tool life. For upcut geometry, part 6143C with a 3/8 Cutting Edge Diameter (CED) and part 6152C with a 1/2 CED have been added. For downcut geometry, part 6243C with 3/8 CED and part 6252C with 1/2 CED have been added. These tools provide better finishes and significantly lower noise levels when cutting phenolic panels and composite materials at high feed rates

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Hardwoods Launches another Second Generation Customer Service Center in Elkhart, Indiana

Nov 14, 2018

ELKHART, Ind., November 13, 2018 – Great customer experience happens by design, not by accident. The new Hardwoods Speciality Products customer service centers have been designed with that in mind. Hardwoods customer service centers are focused on assisting and improving the customers purchasing process and design decisions by functioning on levels that are not immediately obvious to the casual observer.

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NEW FORMICA INFINITI® COLORCORE®2 LINE AND ON-TREND COLORCORE®2 LAMINATE GIVES DESIGNERS NEW OPTIONS

Nov 12, 2018

CINCINNATI (Nov. 12, 2018)Formica Corporation today introduces the new Formica Infiniti® ColorCore®2 Laminate line and expands Formica ColorCore®2 Laminate patterns and colors to meet architects’ and designers’ desire for beautiful surfacing solutions with surprising features.

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NBMDA Announces 2018 Award Winners

Nov 08, 2018

DALLAS  ---   Earlier today, the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) recognized 2018 NBMDA award recipients at the 2018 NBMDA Annual Convention.

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ShopBot Tools Announces Black Friday Trade-Up Promotion

Nov 07, 2018

Durham, NC, November 7, 2018 — For one week, beginning on Black Friday, November 23rd, through Friday, November 30th, owners of other desktop-type CNC tools can “trade-up” their tool to a new ShopBot Desktop, Desktop MAX, or larger ShopBot Gantry CNC tool. ShopBot will issue credits towards a tool purchase based on the make and model of the tool being traded-in. Included with each trade-up purchase is a free 2-Day Basic Training session, held at ShopBot’s Durham, North Carolina facility.

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Olon & Licar form Joint Venture

Nov 05, 2018

Georgetown, ON. November 5th, 2018 – Olon Industries (Ontario, Canada) and LICAR spa (Pordenone, Italy) are pleased to announce the formation of a joint venture company called “OL Frontal Solutions, LLC”.  The JV will operate from Olon’s Jeffersonville, IN plant and focus on manufacturing high volume, fully assembled 5-piece cabinet doors and drawer fronts for major customers in North America.

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NEW WALL FASHION BRAND DEBUTS: Durable, Affordable Verçade Authentic Plank & Tile Wall Accents

Nov 05, 2018

NORWALK, CT – Builders, architects and wall retailers have an opportunity add trendy wall fashions to the mix with Verçade Wall Fashion (pronounced Ver-sahd). Comprised of authentic visuals in vinyl composite planks and tiles, Verçade offers the high-end style and drama of natural stone and hardwood for interior walls at budget-friendly price points. Verçade allows retailers to easily enter the fast-growing wall panel plank and tile category and capture incremental sales by offering a cost-effective alternative to ceramic wall tile or reclaimed wood.

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State of Massachusetts Selects AIS as a Manufacturer of the Year

Nov 05, 2018

Leominster, MA – Nov. 1, 2018 – AIS, a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating, recently was chosen “Manufacturer of the Year” for the central Massachusetts region comprised of Worcester and Middlesex counties. The company was selected for the honor by Massachusetts Sen. Dean Tran, who is a member of the state’s Joint Legislative Manufacturing Caucus.

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SICAM and Vauth-Sagel celebrate joint anniversary

Nov 05, 2018

The SICAM in Pordenone, Italy, is a firm date in the international furniture industry's diary of events. This year, Vauth-Sagel showed the trade audience a cross section of its entire collection. The main focus was on one area: the corner, and how to use it most efficiently. Both the trade show and Vauth-Sagel had a reason to celebrate: when the SICAM was held for the first time ten years ago, the company was one of its first exhibitors.

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Cabinet Sales up 2.3% YOY for September 2018

Nov 02, 2018

According to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA)’s monthly Trend of Business Survey, participating cabinet manufacturers reported an increase in cabinet sales of 2.3% for September 2018 compared to the same month in 2017. Stock sales increased 9.4%; semi-custom sales decreased 5.6%; and custom sales increased 5.2% compared to September 2017.

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10 years of SICAM: GRASS sets new visitor record

Nov 02, 2018

The tenth edition of the supplier trade fair SICAM that began in 2009, continued its development. Italy wanted to establish its own international supplier trade fair as a trade fair location. 10 years of constant growth have shown that this project has been successful, and that companies benefit from this new oppor-tunity to present their products: GRASS, the specialist for move-ment systems, had already counted more visitors at their stand on the third day than during the entire SICAM 2017.

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Grass America plans 73,000-square-foot expansion

Oct 30, 2018

On October 23, 2018, a Groundbreaking Ceremony took place at Grass America for a new 73,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehousing facility.  The US-based manufacturer of functional hardware and movement systems for the kitchen, bath, and woodworking industries is beginning work on their expansion at the Grass facility located on Highway 66 South in Kernersville, NC.  The project is expected to cost an estimated $ 30 million.

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Formica Corporation Introduces New Luxe Metal Laminate Designs

Oct 30, 2018

CINCINNATI, Oct. 29, 2018 -- Striking metallics, large-scale geometric patterns and sophisticated textures specially made for commercial interiors are all included in the latest DecoMetal® Laminate products from Formica Corporation, available to designers beginning in October 2018. Adding to Formica Corporation's wide range of surfacing options for architects and designers to create eye-catching interiors, this launch includes new colors and patterns in the DecoMetal® Laminate line.

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New Combination Locker Lock is Full of Features

Oct 29, 2018

Seattle, WA, April 25, 2018:  Combi-Cam, A division of FJM Security Products, introduces a new combination cam lock with manager key override that offers higher security with a flush mount and ratcheting knob.  In addition, this lock also features two modes:  Static, one user mode or One Time Use Mode (unlimited people use throughout day with own unique codes each time). 

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Milesi Wood Coatings and Lanco Paints ink Partnership to bring High Performance Italian wood finish coatings to Florida.

Oct 29, 2018

Orlando, FL – October 29, 2018 – Lanco Paints, Inc., based in Orlando, FL is now a master distributor of a large selection of Milesi high-performance Italian wood coatings, according to a joint announcement released by the companies today. The new distribution agreement marks the first time these two companies have partnered to offer a line of high-performance, Italian technology, wood finishing products to professional woodworkers, cabinetmakers, and millwork producers.

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Thermwood Announces Vertical Layer Printing

Oct 29, 2018

Thermwood has released a Vertical Layer Printing (VLP) option for its LSAM (Large Scale Additive Manufacturing) machines. This option allows parts to be printed which are as long as the machine table itself. It does this by adding a second moving table, mounted perpendicular to the main fixed horizontal table.

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Microvellum LIVE: Digitize the Physical World

Oct 29, 2018

Do you find yourself using paper templates or guessing on project dimensions? In the last few years, advancements in laser templating have enabled shops of all sizes to take exact measurements with precise details that are near impossible to make using conventional measurement methods.

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