Workshop will focus on new technologies

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A workshop on “New technologies for cabinets, furniture and millwork” is scheduled for June 7 at the Wood Education Resource Center in Princeton, W. Va.

The workshop, part of the center’s local wood products grant project and sponsored by Woodshop News, is a one-day gathering of the latest ideas to raise the level of technology used to design and manufacture cabinets, furniture and millwork wood products.

New technology ideas can be a vehicle to seek out new paths to regain lost sales and markets, according to program coordinator Harry Watt, who is a wood products specialist at North Carolina State University. “We are inviting private sector businesses that include manufacturers of cabinets, furniture and millwork businesses involving technologies of software design, equipment and tooling, as well as providers of new technologies. Also invited are support organizations in the non-profit sectors, including, trade associations, foundations, colleges and universities,” he says.

“Since 2000 our forestry and wood products industries have experienced serious plant closings and job losses. This new technologies workshop is part of the Wood Education and Resource Center’s local wood products grant project offering educational workshops. The goal is to regrow our sales and markets of wood products made in the U.S. with U.S. woods.”

The workshop will include discussions of technology improvement by business owners and vendors of software, equipment and tooling.

The cost is $35 per person and includes lunch. For information, visit www.cnr.ncsu.edu/woodworkshops.

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