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SAPFM’s mid-year conference approaches

Wednesday, 06 May 2009 14:01

The Society of American Period Furniture Makers will hold its annual mid-year conference June 26-28 at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, Pa.

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Companies unveil NexGen machinery event

Wednesday, 06 May 2009 13:59

Through a joint organizational effort between two industry players, a new type of event has emerged. Biesse America and Stiles Machinery have announced the inaugural NexGen 2009, scheduled for June 8-13. The weeklong event, designed to showcase the breadth of technology offered by the companies, will take place in each of the manufacturers’ North Carolina showrooms — Biesse in Charlotte and Stiles in High Point and Gastonia.

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ACC Baltimore show sales hold steady

Wednesday, 06 May 2009 13:57

Both public participation and exhibitor turnout met expectations at the recent American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, held Feb. 27-March 1 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Bernadette Boyle, senior marketing manager for the council, says show management was pleased that attendance was on par with previous years.

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Summer shop classes rise above economy

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:13

Summer woodworking programs aren’t totally feeling the negative effects of the economic downturn. The success of the woodworking schools shouldn’t come as too much of a shock. As a general trend, college and continuing education programs do particularly well in a weak economy.

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Newsletter reports reflect housing woes

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 18:56

The downward trend in the housing market has brought with it a number of related businesses and industries, and among them are the lumber and panel markets, which have been greatly impacted by the decline in housing starts.

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