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Irwin Tools focuses on trade contributions

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 21 October 2013 00:00

irwinTo acknowledge the contributions of trade professionals, Irwin Tools initiated National Tradesmen Day in 2011. This year, Irwin launched a multimillion-dollar campaign aimed at raising national awareness leading up to the Sept. 20 event.

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Maine trade group honors family business

Monday, 21 October 2013 00:00

maineThe Maine Wood Products Association presented its annual Pine Tree Award to Maine Wood Concepts of New Vineyard, Maine, a family owned-and-operated custom wood products company for its contributions to innovation in the local forest-based economy.

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Organizers says AWFS is in a ‘regrowth stage’

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 September 2013 00:00

awfsAWFS attendees, exhibitors and show officials shared mostly optimistic thoughts about the recent event, held July 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show’s executive vice president Angelo Gangone reported a 10 percent increase in attendance.

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AWFS honors innovation with Visionary Awards

Monday, 16 September 2013 00:00

visionary1Seven exhibitors won Visionary Awards at the 2013 AWFS fair in Las Vegas for product innovation and leadership in the woodworking industry. A total of 66 products were entered by 49 companies and judged on creativity, quality and ingenuity.

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AWFS honors youth with Fresh Wood awards

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 September 2013 00:00

freshwood1The Fresh Wood Student Design Competition, held at the 2013 AWFS fair in Las Vegas, featured 130 entries from 15 high schools, 21 post-secondary schools and four schools from Canada. Jurors selected 40 entries as finalists, which were exhibited on the show floor.

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