There has been and always will be a very intimate link between Cubic Visual Systems’ innovative retail fixturing solutions and the quality case goods manufacturers that provide custom wood flooring, custom wood cabinetry and custom wood shelving components for the fixturing projects Cubic Visual Systems provides to its customers.
Woodworkers can be the guest of exhibitors at the WMS 2015 wood machinery and supply exposition. The Toronto show, running Nov. 5-7 at the International Centre, is accompanied by promotional invitations by a number of industry suppliers.
SCM Group Canada will present some of the latest innovations in wood manufacturing technology, including a 5-axis CNC with 'matic' changeover, and K360 edgebander with dedicated corner rounding, during WMS 2015. The Accord 30 and the Pratix S CNCs wil be powered on the floor in Booth 2629.
Wood products shops making accessories for electronics have to hustle as new technology releases arrive. The release of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus - Apple's most popular phone ever - requires a slew of new wood case design. Each phone model provides unique challenges - changes in dimensions, positions of ports, etc. And wood business built around this segment cannot
Philips' smart-home hub for LED lighting, the connected lighting system Hue, has been upgraded and is now available on Apple's HomeKit system, which connects household products such as lighting and appliances that work together through a single command.
Etsy is in the cross-hairs of online retail behemoth Amazon, which formally launched Handmade at Amazon, a retail site for hand crafted goods. Amazon, which has been inviting woodworkers and other crafters to join, says items sold there are to be factory-free, handcrafted goods, and are supplied from more than 60 countries.
Flexsteel, the 120-year-old furniture products manufacturer, revised its brand across all media, explains Julie Bizzis, SVP Strategic Growth, including options to share its products directly to social media inspiration outlets such as Pinterest and Houzz, bringing users a new way to connect and advance the Flexsteel brand to the social stratosphere.
Lumber Liquidators will pay $10 million and plead guilty to Lacey Act violations as part of its settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement with the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) stems from a 2013 inquiry that Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL) illegally imported lumber from Russia for the manufacture of its hardwood flooring.