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COLUMBIA FOREST PRODUCTS TO BE EXCLUSIVE SALES AGENT FOR NEW CALPLANT I MDF OPERATION

Aug 14, 2018

Willows, CA – August 8, 2018 – Hardwood plywood market leader Columbia Forest Products has signed an agreement with MDF producer CalPlant I to be the exclusive sales agent for all MDF produced at the new manufacturer’s Sacramento Valley-based facility, according to CalPlant I CEO Jerry Uhland and Columbia President and CEO Brad Thompson.

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C.R. Onsrud and Cabinet Vision Announce Osync Integration

Aug 14, 2018

Troutman, NC - C.R. Onsrud and Cabinet Vision announce Osync Machine Analytics® integration. Cabinet Vision has teamed up with C.R. Onsrud to provide deeper insights into their customer’s data. With Cabinet Vision, Version 11, customers will now be able to visualize information such as sheet yield per job, estimated vs actual cycle times, material and tool usage information, and much more from within Osync®. 

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Formica Corporation and ARAUCO Announce Exclusive TFL Licensing Agreement

Aug 13, 2018

CINCINNATI - AUGUST 13, 2018 - Formica Corporation, the inventor of laminate, today announces an exclusive licensing agreement with ARAUCO to manufacture and sell Formica® Brand Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL). Under this agreement, 25 of the best selling Formica® Brand TFL designs will be stocked by ARAUCO and available in the Formica® TFL Quick Ship Program. 
 

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Tafisa® Fills Market Gap with Launch of Breakthrough EIR TFL Textures and Matching HPL Program

Aug 13, 2018

Lac-Mégantic, Quebec – August 9, 2018 – Leading decorative panel manufacturer Tafisa Canada has announced two first-of-their-kind innovations designed to provide the North American industry, designers and architects with unprecedented selection of high-end, affordable products that fill a market gap.

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Stiles to Demonstrate Industry-Leading Networked Production Techniques at IWF 2018

Aug 08, 2018

Grand Rapids, MI, August 8, 2018 – Stiles Machinery will demonstrate highly-efficient networked production and software integration techniques at the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) in Atlanta, Georgia, August 22-25, 2018. The presentation, delivered by Scott Cruickshank, Director of Software Solutions at Stiles, will explore how Industry 4.0, IoT, and innovative software solutions can help manufacturers of all sizes to maximize yield while minimizing time and labor costs.

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New for IWF 2018… Thermwood Announces an Addition to the CUT READY CUT CENTER Family - The CUT READY 43…with Artie Inside!

Aug 07, 2018

Thermwood is proud to introduce our all-new CUT READY 43.  This machine has many of the features of the Cut Center, but at a lower price.  Just like a Cut Center, it can help you quickly and easily create most products a cabinet shop would want to make without a CNC programmer (only operation training is required).

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Montresor's Luna 7.4

Aug 06, 2018

Charlotte, North Carolina – Montresor’s edge polishing machines of the Luna Series are simple, easy-to-use and innovative for the production of all kinds of profiles on slab thicknesses up to 2.5 inches (60 mm). The Luna 7.4’s very simple tilting movement system greatly reduces maintenance costs and electrical power consumption. The conveyor belt runs over heavy duty-resistant stainless steel tracks precisely guiding special mechanical pressure rollers. The Luna 7.4 can also be used to produce backsplash. 

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ARAUCO Launches New Prism TFL Collection, Expanding Selection and Service Model for the Design and Fabrication Communities

Aug 02, 2018

ATLANTA - August 2nd, 2018 - ARAUCO will debut its 2019-2020 Prism Thermally Fused Laminate (TFL) collection in a showcase for the architecture, design and fabricator communities at the 2018 International Woodworking Fair (IWF) in Atlanta this August. The latest collection includes 16 on-trend décors and two new textures.

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Diamut expansion in North America includes tool redressing and followed by manufacturing

Aug 02, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 2, 2018) – Diamond tool manufacturer Diamut, which became part of Biesse Group in 2002, has announced that it will open a new tool restoration operation run by highly trained Diamut operators and engineers on the Biesse Group campus in Charlotte.  The company’s customers and distributors who use Intermac and other cutting-edge glass and stone machines will be able to send their worn tooling to the Charlotte facility to have it re-profiled and restored, a process often known as “redressing,” starting in early September.

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Diamut America welcomes Alan Hooper as manufacturing engineer

Aug 02, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 2, 2018) – Diamut America has announced the arrival of a new manufacturing engineer to lead both the redressing and manufacturing operations the company is adding in Charlotte as soon as early September. Alan Hooper, a UNC Charlotte graduate, says he is eager to serve customers and distributors who use Intermac and other cutting-edge glass and stone machines by making their diamond tooling like new again through redressing.

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2020 Insight Launches the Next Generation of its Enterprise Manufacturing Solution for the Furniture Manufacturing Industry

Jul 31, 2018

Westwood, MA, and Laval, QC, August 1, 2018 – 2020, the world's leading provider of applications and enterprise solutions dedicated to interior design, space planning and furniture manufacturing, today announced the launch of the latest version of its comprehensive enterprise manufacturing solution, 2020 Insight. This new release incorporates improvements and new functionality that have been requested from a wide range furniture manufacturers to meet their specific business requirements.

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Cabinet Sales up 0.9% for June 2018

Jul 30, 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 0.9% for June 2018 compared to the same month in 2017. Stock sales experienced the only increase at 3.6%.  Semi-custom sales decreased 1.6% and custom sales decreased 0.7% compared to June 2017.

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UNIBOARD INVESTS $38.5 MILLION TO INCREASE CAPACITY AND PRODUCTIVITY AT ITS VAL-D’OR FACILITY

Jul 30, 2018

Laval, Quebec – July 30, 2018 – Following the successful completion of a $53 million investment in Val-d’Or in 2017, Uniboard is pleased to announce an additional $38.5 million investment for its Val-d’Or facility and is the second phase of a major upgrade project to build a world-class particleboard and thermally fused laminate (TFL) facility in Val-d’Or.
 

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Dieffenbacher to supply particleboard plant to Ecuador

Jul 26, 2018

Novopan del Ecuador, the leading producer of medium density particleboard (MDP) in Ecuador, will increase its production capacity in Quito with a new plant from Dieffenbacher. The scope of supply includes a forming station with conveyor system that begins at the glue blenders, a forming line with prepress, an 8 ft wide by 20.5 meters-long CPS+ press system, a raw board handling system and a stack and transfer system.

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Cafezal Milano

Jul 26, 2018

Cleaf surfaces were chosen for Cafezal, the first Milanese roastery boutique dedicated to Specialty Coffees.
The interior design by Studiopepe has interpreted the roastery coffee house in a post-modern urban environment. Bespoke furniture designed on soft forms; intelligent play of patchworks inspired by elements from the nature but recalling contemporaneous forms.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö to acquire U.S. specialty paper producer Expera for enterprise value of USD 615 million

Jul 24, 2018

Helsinki, Finland -- Ahlstrom-Munksjö, a global leader in fiber based materials, has agreed on July 23, 2018 with Specialty Papers Holding, L.P. to acquire Expera Specialty Solutions (“Expera”), a U.S. based specialty paper producer, to expand its presence in North America and further strengthen its offering of advanced custom-made fiber based materials.

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Microvellum to Reveal New Drafting, Modeling & Analyzation Technology at IWF

Jul 24, 2018

Central Point, Oregon – July 19, 2018 – Microvellum Software, a leading software development company, specializing in AutoCAD-based CAD/CAM/CIM technologies, today announced they will be revealing new technology to streamline the process of designing, detailing and engineering custom products for residential and commercial cabinet makers.

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The Koehler Company Transformation

Jul 24, 2018

Their reputation for excellence has fueled their growth from a small, two-man cabinet shop, to a fully automated woodworking firm, able to take on projects of any size with confidence. “These days, business is booming and our shop is running at peak performance, but that was not always the case.” says Drafting Supervisor, James Drury.

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Hettich Technical Assistant helps the fabricator

Jul 24, 2018

The Hettich Technical Assistant helps fabricators in assembling, installing and adjusting the Hettich products and provides further small processing tools. Being mobile, it offers advice whenever needed: as an Internet solution under https://web.hettich.com/en-de/hettich-technical-assistant or via the Hettich app.

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Milesi Wood Coatings and Atlantic Plywood Partner on Italian High-Performance Professional Wood Coatings in Multiple Northeast markets

Jul 24, 2018

Chicago, IL – July 23, 2018  – Atlantic Plywood, Inc., based in Woburn, MA 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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