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IWF expects better attendance in August

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 June 2012 00:00

12_news_desk_1Registration for the 2012 IWF, which runs Aug. 22-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center, is well above the 2010 pace. About 800 companies are expected to exhibit, while attendance projections range from 12,000 to 14,000, according to IWF president and CEO Patrick LaFramboise.

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Survey shares the newest consumer trends

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 June 2012 00:00

12_news_desk_2More than 350 designers and members of the National Kitchen and Bath Association shared what they’ve learned about consumer trends in completed jobs during the last three months of 2011. The results were compiled in the 2012 Kitchen & Bath Style Report, revealing the most popular wood species and finishes, as well as accent materials such as lighting and hardware used in residential kitchen and bath cabinetry.

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Attendance up at Philly furniture show

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00

08_newsdeskTurnout for the 18th annual Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show at its new location met expectations and exceeded attendance numbers from 2011.

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Session focuses on staying competitive

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00

The U.S. Forest Service’s Wood Education and Resource Center in Princeton, W.Va., hosted a five-day workshop from March 5-9 called Wood Industry Week — a.k.a. WIW@WERC 2012. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension, the event featured eight sessions designed to help wood industry businesses stay competitive in a global economy.

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Guitar maker owes it to his shop teacher

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 May 2012 00:00

10_newsdeskThanks to the help of an inspirational high school shop teacher, Ian Kelly, owner of Kelly Custom Instruments in Little Falls, N.J., discovered his passion of building custom instruments at a young age and became determined to start his own instrument fabrication business.

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