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Annual AWI conference focuses on growth

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 November 2012 00:00

10_news_deskThe last few years have been difficult for woodworking businesses as the U.S. and world economies struggle to recover. With that mind, a theme of rejuvenation was stressed at the Architectural Woodwork Institute’s recent annual convention in Phoenix.

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New woodworking school opens in Illinois

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 November 2012 00:00

11_news_deskOutfitted with an impressive collection of professional-grade machinery, the new CU Woodshop School of Woodworking in Champaign, Ill., held its grand opening in September. School founder Dennis Coleman says classes are running smoothly and he’s already working on next year’s schedule.

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Students shine in WoodLINKS contest

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 October 2012 00:00

14_news_deskWoodLINKS USA hosted its fourth Ready to Assemble contest at IWF 2012 in Atlanta, providing students with an opportunity to exhibit furniture they designed and constructed to an audience of woodworking and industry professionals.

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Hustle, bustle and energy marks IWF 2012

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 October 2012 00:00

IWF 2012 had the look and feel of what it proclaims to be: the largest showcase of machinery, materials, supplies and services in the Western Hemisphere for woodworking and related industries. The four-day trade show, held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, drew an estimated 23,000 visitors, including 15,000 registered attendees and more than 8,000 exhibitors, according to show management.

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Design contest winners named at IWF 2012

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 October 2012 00:00

12_nes_deskThe Design Emphasis student furniture design competition held in August at IWF 2012 was not only an impressive addition to the show floor, but a great opportunity for emerging designers. The event, which started in 2002, gives college-level furniture design students a chance to have their work professionally critiqued and noticed by potential industry employers.

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