Stiles Machinery wrapped up its latest solid wood manufacturing training events
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Stiles’ Lunch and Learn event held at RT Machine Company in Hughesville, Pennsylvania
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Stiles Machinery, Inc marked the conclusion of its latest series of educational events, held by a variety of technical experts across the country, and aimed at instructing woodworking manufacturers on techniques and principles for improving quality and efficiency in solid wood and furniture manufacturing.
Dozens of manufacturers learned the keys to successful nested base manufacturing through a work cell workshop held at Trickett Woodworks in Auburn, New Hampshire on December 8th. Partnering with Alliance Machinery, experts from Stiles hosted demonstrations on a fully-operational work cell including the Weeke Vantech 510 CNC router with automatic off-loading, the Weeke ABD 050 CNC for drill and dowel insertion and the Brandt Ambition 1230FC Edgebander with pre-milling and corner rounding for furniture manufacturing.
Stiles Machinery and Alliance workcell workshop held at Trickett Woodworks in Auburn, New Hampshire.
Across the country on the same day, cabinet manufacturers in California learned valuable techniques on how to be more efficient and productive at a Stiles Lunch and Learn event held in the company’s showroom in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Experts discussed and demonstrated assembly methods, material selection, machining processes and door and frame component processing construction methods for face frame cabinetry.
Solid wood manufacturers in the Northeast also enjoyed a Stiles’ Lunch and Learn event held at RT Machine Company in Hughesville, Pennsylvania last month focused on moulders, profile grinders and wide belt sanders. Partnering with RT Machinery, technology experts from Stiles discussed principles and techniques in sanding and moulding solid wood materials with demonstrations on the Kentwood M609S moulder and the Butfering 325 RC, creating large base moulding and sanding door frames. A variety of other solid wood solutions for planning, sanding, grinding and cutting material were showcased in RT Machinery’s 5,000 square foot showroom.
Stiles Machinery hosts educational events for manufacturers throughout the year covering a wide variety of topics discussing and demonstrating woodworking techniques, applications and processes aimed at helping manufacturers improve their quality, operate more efficiently and grow their business. For a list of events head to Stiles Machinery also offers a variety education and training through Stiles University. For a list of credited courses go to

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Bill wrote for, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for

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In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

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