Festool USA launched its Power Select cordless tool program featuring interchangeable batteries and chargers across its entire line of cordless power tools for construction, trim carpentry, woodworking and remodeling.
Can you use the same tooling to cut both plywood and MDF on a CNC saw? There’s no definitive answer, as indicated by the mixed responses to this woodworker query in the recent Shop Smarts challenge. More than 150 woodworkers gave their input on January’s Shop Smarts challenge, presented by Woodworking Network and sponsored by Saber Diamond Tools. In a randomly selected drawing, Sean Ferguson of Ferguson Custom Woodworking won a $100 Visa gift card for his response.
Leitz Tooling has announced it’s hosting a week-long technology tour from March 13-19, featuring a two-day visit to Fensterbau Frontale in Germany, a tradeshow for the window, door, and façade construction sector. The tour will include visits to both small and large production facilities.
Proteak, the largest Mexican forestry company, has begun production of medium density fiberboard (MDF) in its new plant located in Tabasco, marking the beginning of the largest industrial-forestry project in México, under the brand TecnoTabla.
On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will face-off for Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium - the first LEED Gold certified football stadium and one of the most energy efficient stadiums in the world. The $1.2 billion home of the San Francisco 49ers was the first stadium to open in the U.S. to achieve LEED Gold Status certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Benz Inc., a manufacturer of machining heads for the wood, plastics, composites and metalworking industries, has announced that it will be holding a Heavy Metal Sale to commemorate the company’s upcoming expansion and relocation from Charlotte to Hickory, North Carolina.
Custom Cupboards CEO Mael Hernandez has announced that Ronnie Terrell has been named division manager for the company’s final assembly and shipping departments. Terrell will be responsible for developing procedures and leading employees so that products are manufactured on-schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives.
Besse Forest Products Group has been asked to pay $76,000 for OSHA violations, including one which resulted in the partial amputation of a 58-year-old employee's finger at a company-owned veneer plant.
Hooker Furniture Corp. has officially moved into the top five residential furniture producers with its acquisition of Home Meridian International. Announcement that the $100 million purchase was finalized was made Feb. 2.
Randall A. Maxey has joined Infinity Cutting Tools as VP Marketing. Maxey worked for 10 years in Des Moines, Iowa as senior editor for Woodsmith magazine, published by Active Interest Media before joining Infinity Cutting Tools.