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William Sampson

William Sampson is a lifelong woodworker, and he has been an advocate for small-scale entrepreneurs and lean manufacturing since the 1980s. He was the editor of Fine Woodworking magazine in the early 1990s and founded WoodshopBusiness magazine, which he eventually sold and merged with CabinetMaker magazine. He helped found the Cabinet Makers Association in 1998 and was its first executive director. Today, as editorial director of Woodworking Network and FDMC magazine he has more than 20 years experience covering the professional woodworking industry. His popular "In the Shop" tool reviews and videos appear monthly in FDMC.

Woodworking Industry News

Häfele breaks ground on massive NC warehouse expansion project

Archdale, North Carolina – Häfele America Co. broke ground April 4 on a massive $13 million expansion to its warehouse facility here. Located in a large field between the street and the outer wall of the current Häfele America Co. Archdale, North Carolina warehouse, the expansion will add 94,200 sq. ft. of High-Rise Distribution Center space. That will bring the facility to 221,200 sq. ft. in total, increasing overall storage capacity by 60 percent. 

Furniture

Furniture Society congratulates educational grant winners

The Furniture Society Educational Grants Program announced five winners for 2022. The program promotes excellence in the furniture field through financial assistance for professional development or for special projects of an educational nature. The program is open to all current members of the Furniture Society. Five partnering institutions in the program are: Anderson Ranch, Arrowmont, Haystack, John C. Campbell, and Peters Valley. "Without their support and generosity, this program would not be possible," said a spokesman.

Technology

Altendorf launches new app for saw and edgebander users

Users of Altendorf sliding table saws and Hebrock edgebanders can now benefit from even faster and more efficient Altendorf Group service. The new service app is the digital customer interface to Altendorf. The app will also be the future platform for further digital offerings from the Altendorf Group.