New woodworking makerspace generates buzz
October 14, 2021 | 2:52 pm CDT
The Generator

HIGH POINT, N.C. - 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.

The Generator

Developed in partnership with SCM North America, The Generator's 6,000-plus-square-foot facility features 11 production machines donated by SCM, including two 5-axis CNC routers, a flat bed router, panel saw, sliding table saw, edgebander, bore and dowel machine, case clamp, jointer, planer and widebelt sander.

Another feature of The Generator is the Material ConneXion library, a collection of more than 10,000 materials  including textiles and coating, available in one location for designers, architects as well as woodworkers.

The Generator

The Generator at Congdon Yards is located at 410 West English Road in High Point. To register for the grand opening click here or visit congdonyards.com/innovate.

A key player in the development of The Generator has been Justin Stabb, owner of Stabb Designs, an architectural millwork and casework firm in North Carolina. In recognition of his achievements at his company, in his community and on behalf of the industry as a whole, Stabb was recognized as a 2021 Wood Industry 40 Under 40 honoree.

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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