GRAND RAPIDS, MI — On the heels of finishing up one woodworking technology tour, Stiles Machinery Inc. announces dates for two more European events.

The woodworking machinery company will host its first tour of finishing technology, May 18-26. According to Stiles, the event will explore finishing techniques, applications and technology used in Europe for a wide spectrum of materials.

Stiles Machinery’s annual fall tour of technology will be held Sept. 21-29 and will focus on high technology panel processing and high variation, batch-size production and interrelation of machinery and data. The tour will begin in Hamburg, Germany.

Stiles Machinery Hosts Woodworking Technology Tour EventsThe company recently completed a benchmarking tour to Germany and Switzerland, which included visits to window and door manufacturers. Held March 17-24, the technology event was presented in conjunction with Stiles’ partners at the Homag Group in Germany. The group also attended Fensterbau/Frontale, the international trade fair for window, door and façade technologies.

“With the introduction of new materials, advanced quality standards, and emphasis on green manufacturing, the window and door industry is experiencing rapid change,” Stephan Waltman, vice president of marketing for Stiles and a WDMA board member said in a statement. “More manufacturers are relying on the precision of automated technology to deliver the variety of custom design need to remain competitive.”

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