More than 23,000 wood manufacturers and suppliers attended the International Woodworking Fair this past August, with approximately 9,000 exhibitors on the show floor
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Watch as a ShopBot CNC router expertly carves out the ‘Woodworking Network’ logo into a block of pine – video taken for the International Woodworking Fair (IWF 2014).
A special session on national and international safety standards was presented August 20, during the 2014 International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta. The joint ISO/ANSI TAG session is hosted by the WMIA and WMMA.
IWF 2014, held at Atlanta from August 20th to 23rd, was one for the record for Biesse. More than 2,000 people visited Biesse's booths, the company says.
For my second IWF, I began the day before the show opened as a panelist on the Woodworking Inventors Symposium. The most surprising benefit to the symposium was the interaction and the back-and-forth with other shop owners.
All indications show positive growth for IWF 2014. Registration was 10% higher, and increased in 47 of 50 states.The 920 exhibitors included over 200 new exhibiting companies at the International Woodworking Fair 2014.
Panel warp remedies by Kyle Newman outpulled all other stories the last two weeks, including early news on International Woodworking Fair reports on technology, and crowds.
By Bill Esler
The seven winners of the Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award were announced Aug. 20 during the International Woodworking Fair. They are: Aiken Development, Castle Inc., Graco, Thermwood Corp., Timesavers and Weinig/Holz-Her, which won two awards.