NexGen sponsors call event a ‘success’

Editor's note: See linked-list of nine videos from NexGen at the end of this article.

The 10 companies that banded together to hold concurrent woodworking machinery demonstrations at their respective North Carolina showrooms, Feb. 8-12, said they are pleased with the results.

What’s more, the organizers said they have already begun planning another NexGen Event this fall.

The organizing companies included Biesse, Cefla Finishing Group, Costa & Grissom, Delmac Machinery Group, Holz-Her, Holzma U.S., C.R. Onsrud, Stiles Machinery, Superfici America and Weinig America.

According to a press release sent on behalf of NexGen participants, “Given the timid overall resurgence of vitality in the woodworking industry, the sponsoring companies report that they were pleased with the number of participants. The general sentiment of participants continues to be characterized as ‘cautiously optimistic,’ yet the sponsors noted an increase in customer questions relative to strategies for strengthening their manufacturing processes. The number of quotations requested is also an indicator that, while customers may not quite be ready to invest significant cash, they are nevertheless investing their time in planning their next strategic moves as the industry works its way through the recovery process.

“Visitors expressed appreciation for the flexible scheduling, hospitality and congeniality of the sponsoring companies as they encouraged the organizations to continue to pursue this alternative way to experience state-of-the-art machinery in action.”

Winners of the NexGen sweepstakes drawings have been identified and will be notified by the NexGen Marketing Committee.

For more information, e-mail [email protected].

View videos of technology demonstrations at NexGen:

Biesse Rover Quick Setup Demo 

Delmac's Rapid Case Construction Demo
Holz-Her’s Arcus Edgebander with Corner Rounding Station

Holz-Her's Dynestic 'Sweeper' Nesting Router

C.R. Onsrud CNC Routers

Stiles' Cryogenic Belt Cleaning System

Stiles' Kentwood Automatic Straightline Grinder

Superfici's Quick Change Color System

Weinig's Flexible-to-Order Manufacturing Cell


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