The International Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Supply Fair (IWF) will take place August 22-25, 2012, in the midst of an industry rebound based in part on a stabilizing housing market. An announced 40 percent increase in early attendee registration in comparison with 2010, as well as approximately 850 exhibitors that have contracted for exhibit space occupying more than 365,000 net square feet, has raised expectations producing a renewed energy and buzz around this year’s event.

IWF 2012 Supply InnovationsWith the increased number of exhibitors over 2010, attendees will have access to even more business solutions for components, hardware, finishing products and accessories.

This IWF Supply Innovations publication, produced by Woodworking Network, profiles a sample of those suppliers offering the latest in lumber, hardwood and softwood, veneers and panels, functional and decorative hardware, edgebanding, coatings and adhesives and much more.

A number of these supplies also were submitted to the IWF 2012 Challengers Award competition. Challenger entrants include Blum, Custom Accents/HandiSolutions, Columbia Forest Products, Element Designs, Hafele America, Hettich, ML Campbell, Mohawk Finishing, Panel Processing, Rev-A-Shelf, Sherwin Williams, Uniboard, West Wood Products and Wood Technology. Two of those entrants —Blum and Hafele — were chosen as Challengers Award finalists.

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