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Karl Forth

Karl D. Forth is online editor for CCI Media. He also writes news and feature stories in FDMC Magazine, in addition to newsletters and custom publishing projects. He is also involved in event organization, and compiles the annual FDM 300 list of industry leaders. He can be reached at

Tool Tour on tap for AWFS Fair July 20-23

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Association of Woodworking Furnishings & Woodworking Suppliers announced their newest 2021 show feature, the inaugural Tool Tour at AWFS Fair in Las Vegas July 20-23. The Tool Tour was requested by AWFS Fair attendees and will feature manufacturers and suppliers of hand and power tools and small equipment, essential product categories for all woodworking manufacturers.  

Thoughts on a challenging year for FDMC 300

The year 2020 was one of the most unusual we have seen. And we hope not to see it again anytime soon. A few thoughts related to the FDMC 300: -- In 2020, we estimated sales for the FDMC 300 group of companies to be $57.883 billion, actually a slight gain of 1.25 percent. -- For the most part, this group of cabinet, millwork, furniture and store fixture manufacturers was able to adapt in a time that was anything but business as usual.