Laguna adds division; Stiles chooses a partner

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There’s lot of news this month and no place else to put it, so let’s take stock of it here.

Laguna Tools announced that it is expanding the line of products that made it famous over 35years ago, professional-quality industrial woodworking machinery, by creating an Industrial Division.

“Listening to our customers demand for an even broader line of professional industrial machines, we have created a new division that will focus specifically on the development of these products,” Rick Kerrigan, sales manager for the new division, said in a statement.

“We are very excited to meet the industries need for the high-quality equipment Laguna is known for.”

Stiles Machinery and Hundegger USA are collaborating to provide a single-source solution to support the entire North American mass timber and prefabricated housing industries.

“With the continued growth and interest in mass timber and offsite home construction disrupting conventional building methods, Stiles and Hundegger are excited to be an integral part of providing solutions to manufacturers within these industries,” said Russ Suor, Stiles’ executive vice president.

Rev-A-Shelf LLC has acquired Sidelines Inc., a leader in the closet organization industry, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

“The Sidelines product and reputation for quality are an exciting addition to the Rev-A-Shelf closet/whole home cabinet accessories offering,” said David Noe, general manager of Rev-A-Shelf. “Our customers will find many resourceful ways to design them into future jobs, and the end consumer will benefit.”

“Rev-A-Shelf has an excellent reputation in our industry with the means, know-how and ability to take the scope of their line to new heights with the addition of the Sidelines line,” added Charles and Kris Costa, founders of Sidelines. “We are excited to see the merger of our two companies take a giant leap forward.”

Atlantic Machinery in New Milford, Conn. is now the exclusive importer and distributor in North America of GMC SRL of Carpi, Italy, a manufacturer of vertical panel saws.

GMC produces one-piece, welded-frame machines for wood, solid surface and composite material applications, all in a variety of manual models, automatic models, and electronic-programmable models.

“GMC’s line of vertical panel saws are well-known worldwide for their high quality, precision, and reliability while also being customizable for the client’s production needs,” the distributor noted.

Casadei-Busellato, which announced an alliance with JKL Machinery at the 2019 AWFS Fair in Las Vegas, held a grand opening of its North America headquarters on Oct. 10-11 in Brighton, Mich. The 5,000-sq-ft. showroom features the Italian manufacturer’s latest technologies, including CNC machine centers and the AXO CNC panel saw and Flexa 47XE Servo edgebander.

Richelieu is presenting a new collection of decorative wire mesh in new styles and finishes for residential, commercial and architectural applications.

“Each model ranges in transparency from highly opaque to almost translucent, creating some of the most appealing effects. Offered in a variety of industrial, classic, and modern styles, wire mesh is available in multiple finishes that can match perfectly with cabinetry hardware,” the company said. 

This article originally appeared in the November 2019 issue.

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