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David Biggs
Digital Strategy Director

David Biggs has directed Woodworking Network’s digital portfolio over the last 8 years, helping to design and launch multiple new products during that time, as well as providing industry education at major trade shows and association events. David was recently awarded a MediaGrowth Valued Performer Award for outstanding contributions to the B2B Publishing Industry.

AWFS Video

Gibbs Group NA introduces new products at AWFS Fair

Gibbs Group NA is introducing a new cup brush sander to the North American market. Custom woodworker Matt Buell chats with Gibbs Group NA Sales & Marketing Director, Alex Staalner about that new machine, as well as the Tregarne Woodwelder and drying racks that were all on display at the 2023 AWFS Fair.

AWFS Video

Accoya modified wood makes an impact at AWFS Fair

Woodworking Network contributor and custom woodworker Matt Buell stopped by the Accoya booth at AWFS Fair 2023 in Las Vegas to talk to Doug Gillikin, Technical Sales Manager, about Accoya/Accoya Color, the opening of their first production facility in the USA in Kingsport, Tennessee, and their approved manufacturer program.


Webinar: Navigating AI's role in woodworking business

The WMIA/WMMA Joint Technology Committee is hosting a free webinar focused on artificial intelligence tools and their application within a business setting. This ongoing webinar series is designed specifically for executives and upper management in the professional woodworking industry.

IWF Video

Eureka MDF transforms rice straw into furniture, cabinetry, doors, and more

Woodworking Network contributor and custom woodworker Matt Buell visited the CalPlant booth at IWF 2022 in Atlanta, GA, to talk about Eureka MDF, a medium density fiberboard product made from post-harvest rice straw with no added formaldehyde. We spoke with Elden Reddig, Regional Sales Manager, Eureka MDF. Eureka Sustainable High Performance MDF matches the performance of traditional wood MDF. With excellent machinability, paintability and consistency, it can be used to make furniture, cabinetry, doors, mouldings and more.

Craftsman's Challenge

Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge award winners announced at AWFS

To recognize this year's award-winning projects featuring excellence in veneering, Woodworking Network proudly presented the Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge Award Presentation at AWFS. The presentation was held at Woodworking Network's booth (#4447) at AWFS on Thursday, July 22nd at 4:30pm PT and was hosted by Brendan Linehan and Will Sampson of Woodworking Network.

AWFS Video

Brad Cairns gives a tour of the Best Damn Doors booth at AWFS 2021

"What do you hate more than anything?", Brad Cairns, owner of Best Damn Doors in St. Thomas, Ontario asked his customers. They all said "Sanding!". Brad takes us on a tour around their booth at AWFS 2021 in Las Vegas including a showcase of their new sanding robot.  Brad is also a popular lean manufacturing columnist for FDMC Magazine and will be exhibiting at the upcoming WMS show being held November 4-6 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. 


An MDF product made from rice straw? Eureka!

Will Sampson, editorial director of Woodworking Network/FDMC Magazine, interviews Jeff Wagner, Executive Chairman at CalPlant, about the company's new MDF product Eureka at the recent AWFS 2021 in Las Vegas. Eureka is made from renewable post-harvest rice straw.