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Finalists announced for IWF Challenger Awards

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Twenty finalists were selected from a field of 86 entries in the 2022 IWF Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award competition.

The IWF Challengers Award recognizes innovation in products, services, or manufacturing techniques that will advance the woodworking industry overall.

From the original field of 86 IWF 2022 Challengers Award contestants, these 20 finalists will perform live demonstrations for the judges’ review on Monday, Aug. 22.

Judges will then render final decisions, selecting seven winners based on the demonstrations. These winners will be announced on Tuesday, Aug. 23, opening day of IWF 2022. All 20 Challengers Award finalists will remain on display in The Challengers Award Gallery throughout the duration of the show.

The 20 finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

Altendorf Group America | Hand Guard

BACCI America | 5-Axis CNC Machining Center with Disappearing Jig-Less Clamps; CNC Turning Lathe with 4 Vertical Spindles and the Robotic Feed System for High Volume Batch One Outside Profile/Sand Process

Biesse America | T-Jet Dust Mitigation System

Felder Group USA | GlueBox and the Preventative Contact System (PCS)

Guffey Systems | PivotLine and PivotPoint

Kiwi Vision | The Morgan Square

Lentz Machinery Group/PADE USA | Turning and Sanding Mill

Northtech Machine, LLC | iDovetail and the L5 No Lock SLR Fence

Salice America | Bifold Door System and the CQ Full Access Hinge

Taylor/Cameron/JLT | Cameron Automation Rack & Stack Flooring Nester

Topp Line | The Blind Stapler

Voorwood Co. | A5615 Stile and Rail Machine

Weinig Holz-Her North America | SafeDetect Radar System for CNC Machines

WoodTech Sales | TruCut Automated Panel Saw Fence

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