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Karen Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As editor of special publications under the Woodworking Network brand, including the Red Book Best Practices resource guide and website, Karen’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating of editorial content. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media. She can be reached at

Biesse Group acquires Forvet glass machining producer

Woodworking technology specialist Biesse Group, which also designs, manufactures and distributes systems and machines for machining glass, stone, metal, plastic and composite materials, has acquired Forvet Costruzione Macchine Speciali SpA, a manufacturer of specialty equipment for glass machining.

New woodworking makerspace generates buzz

The grand opening of The Generator at Congdon Yards, a facility that provides access to state-of-the-art technology to start-ups, small companies and other size woodworking manufacturers in North Carolina, will take place Oct. 18-19.