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Two million acres set to be preserved

Wednesday, 06 May 2009 14:02

President Obama signed legislation March 30 designating more than two million acres in nine states as federal wilderness. The Omnibus Public Lands Management Act also preserves 1,000 miles of wild and scenic rivers.



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.



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.



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