AWFS Fair Visionary Award finalists announced
July 2, 2021 | 7:19 am CDT
AWFS Visionary Awards

LAS VEGAS - Finalists for the 2021 Visionary New Product Award presented by AWFS Fair have been announced. The Visionary New Product Awards recognize creativity and innovation, with products evaluated on quality, production impact, practicality, innovation, and user-friendliness for eight categories.

Recipients of the awards will be chosen by a panel of judges representing various areas of the industry, including professional end-users, woodworkers, and company owners, and will be announced at the  AWFS Fair at the AWFS® booth in the south lobby of the West Hall at 9:30 am, Thursday, July 22.

The finalists and their products, in each category, are:

Components  
Biesse, Booth 1322, 1423, 1723 Biesse Dual Glue System
Biesse, Booth 1322, 1423, 1723 Viet ARS (Automatic Return System)
Felder Group USA, Booth 1747 glueBox
Graco, Booth 3674 Graco Gauge for PerfomAA Auto Air Assist Spray Guns
   
Machinery Over $50,000  
Bacci America Inc., Booth 1356 T4MO CNC - CNC Turning lathe with four (4) spindles
LestaUSA, Booth 974 Lesta Self-Learning Robot and Cart System
SCM North America, Booth 2422 SCM Lean Robot Sorting Cell
Voorwood Co., Booth 2001 A5615 Automatic Double-Side Cope & Stick Shaper
   
Machinery Under $50,000  
Felder Group USA, Booth 1747 PCS - Preventive Contact System from the Felder Group
Guffey Systems, Booth 3574 Guffey Systems Pivot Line
Northtech Machine LLC, Booth 2400 Northtech’s iDovetail
   
Materials  
Cascade Distribution Group, Booth 4346 MIRLUX Premium Panel
Roseburg Forest Products, Booth 3611 Armorite® Exterior MDF
   
Power Tools  
Apollo Sprayers International, Inc., Booth 3000 Power-5 VS + TrueHVLP Turbo Paint Spray System
Oneida Air Systems, Booth 2709 Supercell Mobile 14 Gal. High-Pressure Dust Collector
   
Software  
Kval, Inc., Booth 3363  KvalCAM
Nordfab Ducting, Booth 2216 Nordfab Quick-Fit Visual® 3D Duct Design Tool
RazorGage/Technical Services Inc., Booth 2761 RazorGage Face Frame Scribe
   
Tooling  
OnRobot, Booth 3069 OnRobot Sander
The Pinske Edge, Booth 3013 Edge Butler
   
General Category  
Merlin Technology Inc, Booth 2513 Pin-less Wood Moisture Meters of Merlin Technology
PaintLine, Booth 869 Portable Jobsite Spray Booth
SAMES Kremlin, Booth 3463 SAMES Kremlin New FPro Gravity, and GSP Manual Airspray Gun

 

The AWFS Fair is scheduled for Tuesday-Friday, July 20-23, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, West Hall. Show hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.

The biennial fair brings together the entire home and commercial furnishings industry, including manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, plastics, lumber, construction materials, and other suppliers to the furniture, cabinet manufacturers, and custom woodworkers. For more information visit AWFSFair.org.

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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 karen.koenig@woodworkingnetwork.com