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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.



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.



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.



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.



Hard times for homeowner improvements

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 18:35

A collapsing economy, combined with further deterioration of the housing market, continues to suppress remodeling activity, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) points to homeowner improvement spending declining at an annual rate of 12.1 percent by the third quarter of 2009.



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