DENVER, CO – Premier EuroCase is the first to introduce a high‐gloss acrylic five‐piece door as a new design option to the woodworking industry. Premier showcased the new application of their innovative Reflekt high‐
gloss product line at the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas from July 22 – 25, 2015.
The expansion of the Reflekt product line to include a five‐piece door is a result of Premier’s ingenuity, process intelligence and superior manufacturing capabilities. The door components are PUR laminated inside a certified
CNC manufacturer Thermwood Corp. says it is developing a 3D additive manufacturing system, that is capable of making large carbon graphite reinforced composite thermoplastic components. It uses a “near net shape” approach with a large extruder, mounted to the machine, heats, melts and “prints” carbon graphite filled thermoplastic material to create a structure which is then five-axis machined to its final net shape.
Milwaukee Tool launches a jobsite power tool inventory and control management system that ttracks power tools in the cloud, and monitors and even remotely controls a tool's performance settings. The initial app is free.
Cabinet and building products giant Masco Corp. announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters by the end of 2016 to a 75,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Livonia, Michigan. The news comes just days after the company released its second quarter findings of 3% overall net sales growth — 7% in North America — to $1.9 billion. Sales were spurred by a 6% jump in Cabinets and Related Products, driven by KraftMaid Cabinetry’s sales growth with home centers and dealers.
Zachery Lush, a student at Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School, Brampton, ON., won The Best of Show Award, in the 2015 AWFS Fresh Wood Competition after judges reviewed the projects of 40 finalists from 21 different high schools and colleges in the U.S. and Canada at the AWFS®Fair in Las Vegas. Twenty-six students went home with monetary prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000.
Lowe's now carries professional grade Hitachi pneumatic nailers and fasteners exclusively. New Hitachi Power Tool displays are joining the existing lineup of Hitachi tools at Lowe's and are rolling out to stores this month.
Weaber Lumber says parent corporation Weaber, Inc. has been recapitalized by its CEO, the grandson of Weaber's founder, with funding from private equity firm Cyprium Partners. Employing 600, Weaber competes in the $27.2 billion wood products market.
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Cabinetry from American Woodmark's Waypoint Living Spaces division is featured on Home Free, a new reality TV series starring remodeling contractor personality Mike Holmes. The new unscripted series debuted last week.
Summit Custom Cabinets will relocate from Manor to Taylor, TX, bringing with it 22 manufacturing jobs. The cabinetry manufacturer is receiving support from the Taylor Economic Development Commission, with the understanding it has 5 years to create 50 additional jobs.