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IWF 2010: Smaller is better?

Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

08_hallbIWF 2010 had a different look and feel compared to previous shows. Without many of the big CNC manufacturers that skipped the show to redirect their marketing dollars in a down economy, IWF was downsized from three halls to two at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Still, there were more than 900 exhibitors and a general sense of optimism reigned, based on better-than-expected sales and leads. That doesn't mean anyone was doing cartwheels, just that expectations were fairly conservative.

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Standards ‘passport’ unveiled at IWF

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

16_passportLeaders of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America, a non-profit woodworking industry support group, attended IWF 2010 to continue its mission of implementing woodwork manufacturing skill standards across the nation.

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Texas school first in WoodLINKS contest

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

14_studentsFive teams from high school and post-secondary woodshop teams from around the country were named winners at the WoodLINKS USA "RTA" (Ready to Assemble) contest held at IWF 2010 in August. The prizes included woodworking equipment and supplies donated by industry supporters.

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Seven shine as Challengers Award winners

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

Seven products were selected from 22 finalists as Challengers Award winners at IWF 2010 in Atlanta.

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Cleveland fair helps Amish ‘go global’

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 September 2010 00:00

10_amish_01Attended by more than 400 people, the debut of the Cleveland Furniture and Millwork Fair in July experienced an impressive turnout, according to the Downtown Cleveland Alliance. The alliance is a partner in the fair organized to help local craftsmen, particularly the Amish, expand their business and design capacity in the region.

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