Wood Ed Training Simulator Headed for Toronto

TORONTO - Wood Ed, a woodworking machinery virtual reality training system, is being distributed in North America by Taurus Craco Machinery. Developed by Mimbus, a technology firm located near Toulouse, France, the training system provides a safe yet realistic approximation of woodworking machinery for training new equipment users.

It will be shown November 5-7 at the WMS 2015 show in Toronto. Mimbus announced August 24 that it has partnered with Taurus Craco Machinery Inc. to bring the machine to North America, where it will be on display at Booth 2605.

Founded in 1994, Taurus Craco has developed considerable expertise in the wood manufacturing industry and offers a wide range of woodworking machinery. It has also started two new divisions in construction related fields, in stone equipment and polyurethane foam injection systems for thermal insulation.

Taurus Craco will offer the Mimbus training suite for the wood industry, WOOD-ED, and have acquired the training simulator for woodworkers - the WOOD-ED Table, which will be premiering at WMS 2015  on November 5-7.



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Bill wrote for WoodworkingNetwork.com, 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 WoodworkingNetwork.com.

Bill was deeply involved with the launches of the Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, and the 40 Under 40 Awards programs. He currently reports on technology and business trends and develops conference programs.

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. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.