Conestoga Wood vs. Obamacare, AWFS Fair Topped Weeks Reports

By Bill Esler | Posted: 08/01/2013 12:00PM


Tommy Mac with Jacob Wozniak AWFS Fair The most viewed wood industry reports this week centered on the big AWFS Fair woodworking show, which announced the Visionary Technology Awards, presented the WorldSkills cabinet student qualifying trials, and machinery and tools ranging from saw safety, crown moulding cutting jigs, and digitally controlled router tables, to CNC router machinery, automated saws and materials handling, and robotic spray coaters.

WoodWorking Network presented Live-From videos recorded live and posted to our website at the show floor within minutes. With eight team members on hand and a dozen remote support Woodworking Network also published AWFS Fair each morning on the show floor.

This week's most viewed reports include show video, background features on the Visionary Awards, as well as business news on the circuit court ruling on Conestoga Wood Products challenge to Obamacare. Here are the week's top reports.

 Conestoga Wood Specialties

Circuit Court Denies Conestoga Contraception Challenge

By Wade Vonasek | Posted: July 30, 2013 - 9:14 AM

Conestoga’s is one of more than 60 cases in the U.S. addressing the rule mandating contraception coverage.

WWN JobTargets Help Wanted

Closets Jobs Open in Woodworking Network Career Center

Posted By Sean Lechowicz | Posted: 07/31/2013 9:26AM

 The Woodworking Network is announcing their partnership with JobTarget, an industry leader in job board development and management, on a new online career center.


Ancient Moss Finds New Life

By Jo-Ann Kaiser | Posted: July 25, 2013 - 1:04 PM

Ancient moss, buried since the Little Ice Age (1550-1850) at a location known as the ‘toe’ of the Teardrop Glacier, Ellesmere Island, Canada, has found new life thanks to a researcher out for a walk.


Wood Industry Visionary Award Winners Named

By Bill Esler | Posted: July 29, 2013 - 11:00 AM

Woodworking technology development was honored at the AWFS Fair 2013 last week, as seven exhibiting companies received a Visionary New Product Award.


Wood Panels Highligh Denver Judicial Center

Posted: July 29, 2013 - 10:28 AM

Denver Judicial Center job required a lot of wood.


The Best Wood Filler

By Scott Wunder | Posted: July 22, 2013 - 8:15 AM

I thought everyone made their own filler, especially when they ran out of filler from the store. Just take some wood dust, mix it with some sort of binder, and voilà, you have wood filler.


Canary Closets & Cabinetry Shifts to Cloud Computing

By Bill Esler | Posted: July 20, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Canary Closets & Cabinetry says it is switching from serving residential consumers to sellng wholesale-only wood products production.


Felder at AWFS 2013

Posted: July 26, 2013 - 10:25 AM

Machine building and metal working have a long standing tradition in the Felder family.


U.S. Cabinet Student Wins Spot in 2015 WorldSkills

By Sean Lechowicz | Posted: July 27, 2013 - 2:26 PM

Student cabinetmaker Jacob Wozniak will represent the United States in the 2015 WorldSkills competition in Brazil, it was announced at an AWFS Fair 2013 event emceed by Tommy Mac from PBS' Rough Cut.


Boise Cascade Buys a Pair of Carolina Plywood Mills

By Rich Christianson | Posted: July 23, 2013 - 11:39 PM

Boise Cascade will expand its plywood holdings in the southeast by agreeing to purchase two mills from Wood Resources.


About the Author

Bill Esler, Woodworking Network, WMS

Bill Esler

Bill Esler, Editorial Director, Woodworking Network Bill is responsible for overall content at Woodworking Network magazine, and related newsletters. Bill also manages event programs for Woodworking Network Live conferences at the Woodworking Machinery & Supplies Expo in Toronto and Cabinets & Closets Expo. He developing audience engagement programs using custom digital printing, live lead-generating events, custom websites, and custom digital and print content. Read Bill Esler's woodworking blogs. He can be reached at or follow him on Google+.

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