W&WP July 2004


W&WP Magazine Sponsors One of Eleven Technical Seminars at IWF 2004


Wood & Wood Products will sponsor, "The Benefits and Limitations of Nested-Based and Cell-Based Applications for the Woodworking Industry" at IWF on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

One of 11 technical sessions at IWF, the program will address how adopting nesting and cell-manufacturing concepts can help wood products manufacturers streamline operations, reduce material handling, improve process flow and increase productivity. Speakers include: Keith Comer, engineering project manager for Stevens Ind., Teutopolis, IL; Steve Hardy, engineering department manager, Specialty Fixtures Inc., Lawrenceville, GA; Frank Staltaro Jr. of Domestic Kitchens, Fairfield, CT; and Andy Wilzoch, owner and president of Premiere EuroCase Inc., Denver, CO. Rich Christianson, editorial director of Wood & Wood Products, will serve the moderator.

The cost to attend each session is $30 if pre-registered by July 23 and $40 on-site. A complete seminar schedule follows below. For further information about the show or seminars, phone IWF at (770) 246-0608 or visit www.iwf2004.com.


Thursday, Aug. 26

10:00 - 12:00 p.m.: "Improving Productivity on CNC Routers"

Sponsor/Moderator: North Carolina State University, Myron Kelly

Speakers: Andy Matton, CTH Sherrill Occasional; and Tom Wilson, Quality Musical Systems Inc.

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.: "Get on Board: Powder Coating on Wood Has Arrived"

Sponsor/Moderator: Powder Coating Institute, Gregory Bocchi

Speakers: Chris Merritt, ITW Gema; Mike Welch, Brainerd Technical Design; and Rich Saddler, Herman Miller Inc.

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.: "Troubleshooting & Preventing Problems When Finishing Wood Veneer"

Sponsor/Moderator: Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Assn., Bill Altman

Speakers: David Bailey, Numatic Finishing Corp.; Tom Weaver, Roddis Lumber & Veneer Corp.; and Steve Morse, SJ Morse Corp.


Friday, Aug. 27

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.: "The Real Effects of Regulations & Legislation on Your Business and Ability to Remain Competitive"

Sponsor/Moderator: AFMA, WMMA, WMIA and KCMA, Dick Titus

Speakers: Gary Mirka, NC State University; and Michael Gilland, Engineering Systems Inc.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.: "Laminating and Decorative Overlays"

Sponsor/Moderator: Surface and Panel Magazine, John Aufderhaar

Speakers: Klaus Geocke, designer; and Kenn Busch, Surface and Panel Magazine

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.: "Equipment Cost Justification - Financing, Leasing, New Tax Considerations"

Sponsor/Moderator: Pittsburg State University; Dave Miles

Speakers: Dave Grubb, Dave Grubb Assoc.; Bob Bell, Independent Leasing Assoc.; John Shurley, Gifford, Hillegass and Ingwersen; and Bill Otott, SunTrust Bank


Saturday, Aug. 28

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.: "The Benefits and Limitations of Nested-Based and Cell-Based Applications in the Woodworking Industry"

Sponsor/Moderator: Wood & Wood Products Magazine, Rich Christianson

Speakers: Keith Comer, Stevens Ind.; Steve Hardy, Specialty Fixtures Inc.; Frank Staltaro Jr., Domestic Kitchens; and Andy Wilzoch, Premier EuroCase Inc.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.: "How Do Small to Medium Size Cabinet and Woodworking Shops Gain Efficiencies"

Sponsor/Moderator: Cabinetmaker Magazine, Will Sampson

Speakers: Jim McDermott, Avvento Inc.; Brad Phelps, Cabinet Makers Assn.; and Adam Rose, Creative Woodworking

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.: "Integrating Lean Manufacturing into Your Business"

Sponsor/Moderator: Wood Component Manufacturers Assn., Steve Lawser

Speakers: Frank Hammitt, Frank Hammitt & Assoc.; and Chris Crawford, and Rick Lovern, Merillat Ind. Inc.

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.: "Solid Surface & Quartz Surfacing - Fabrication Techniques That Will Make You Money"

Sponsor/Moderator: Solid Surface Magazine, Russ Lee

Speakers: Fred Hueston, National. Training Center for Stone and Masonry Trade; Jon Lancto, Solid Surface Products; Kevin Andreas, Andreas Custom Designs; and Keith Layton, Mountain Tops-Solid Surface Creations Inc.


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