Last week I provided a look at the manufacturing technology being used at seven of China’s large furniture factories: Kinwai, Oppein, Royal, Sogal, Fortune, Decca and MingZhu. Below is a short photo-essay of some of the sights we saw in and around Hong Kong and Mainland China.
|View of Hong Kong from the river.||Hurricane holes set in wide buildings.|
|Group shot at Lamma Island||Sample of the local seafood (inside the shoots).|
|People line up to enter designer stores||2 blocks away, a Hong Kong meat market|
|Bamboo is often used as scaffolding||Bike carts can be found throughout China|
|Some traditional entertainment||A show at a Chengdu restaurant|
|At the Panda Zoo in Chengdu||A good time was had by all|
More on the Tour of Technology to China will be included in the May issue of Wood & Wood Products. The Technology Tour was sponsored by Stiles Machinery in conjunction with Homag China Golden Field Ltd.
In addition to myself, those on the tour included: Craig Elias - executive vice president, AWI Quality Certification Corp.; Fari Vakili – owner, Cabinets by Design; Jay Streu - president & CEO, Mary Streu – vice president of operations, and Ann Duebner – vice president of sales & marketing, Eggers Industries; Peter Funder – president, Funder America Inc.; Tim Schad – chairman & CEO, and Mike Fedrigo - vice president of operations, Nucraft; Dan Sauder - vice president product & process engineering, and Steve Jones – vice president of manufacturing, Sauder Woodworking; Todd Wegman – president, Stevens Industries; Eric Wolff – president & CEO, the Stow Co.; Doug Clausen – president, and Jason Farver – vice president/architectural wood doors, VT Industries; Jim Elliker – owner, Victory Woodworks; and Ricardo Villarreal – vice president of engineering, WoodCrafters Home Products LLC.
Participating from Stiles Machinery were: Dave Rothwell – executive vice president, Steve Waltman – vice president/sales & marketing, Russ Suor – vice president/technology, and Doug Maat – Homag product manager. Those from Homag China Golden Field included Addie Kwan - managing director, Sandy Ho – director, and Alan Ho - CEO.
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