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Buyer interest up at Philadelphia show

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 May 2011 00:00

12_phillyshow_01Sales and buyer interest were up at this year's Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show, held March 26-27 at the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal, according to exhibitors interviewed by Woodshop News. Show director Josh Markel says the turnout was almost identical to last year, with close to 70 exhibitors and about 2,000 attendees.

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AWFS fair bets on a better turnout

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 April 2011 00:00

10_news_deskThe AWFS fair, scheduled for July 20-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, has a wealth of offerings for woodworkers, including new technology and machinery debuts, seminars on business solutions, networking opportunities, educational programs and more. Last month, Marguerite Hoffman, the AWFS vice president of tradeshows, gave an overview of the show's planning progress.

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Shop builds a solution to charity

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 April 2011 00:00

12_news_deskKenny and Sandi Lipowski, the husband-and-wife owners of Puddle Town Woodworking in Portland, Ore., are putting their resources and hearts into a program that will help those in need of custom furniture.

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Hawaiian furniture store eyes expansion

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 March 2011 00:00

10_hawaiian_01Michael Tam, CEO for Martin & MacArthur, a home furniture and accessory store chain based in Honolulu, recently opened his seventh location with a store in Waikiki, Hawaii. Contrary to what the majority of custom furniture makers might feel about taking such a bold initiative in light of the economic downturn, Tam believes the time is right for expansion.

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Delta brand is on its own once again

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 14 March 2011 00:00

09_delta_01Three weeks into his new job as president and chief executive officer of the recently acquired Delta Power Equipment Corp., Bryan Whiffen apologized for missing a scheduled phone interview. His flight had been delayed, he explained, a small nuisance when compared with the challenge of essentially creating a new company and home for the 92-year-old American brand.

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