Entries in the IWF 2014 Challengers Award recognition program will be profiled in a digital magazine to be issued June 20 by Woodworking Network, a unit of Vance Publishing. The Official Challengers Award for Distinguished Achievement publication will be produced on behalf of the International Woodworking Fair show organizers. (Woodworking Network also published the 2012 Challengers Award publication.)

IWF 2014 Challengers Award Magazine Will Profile All EntriesAll 61 entries, as well as semi-finalists and finalists will be covered in individual articles and reports, along with features covering the history and significance of the Challengers Award, and information about the 2014 International Woodworking Fair. Woodworking Network is also publisher of the Official Show Daily, is Official Videographer for IWF 2014, and will stage Woodworking Inventors, a day-long symposium, August 19, the day prior to the show.

The IWF 2014 Challengers Award committee recognizes woodworking supplier innovations in a competition that culminates in seven award winners announced opening day at the International Woodworking Fair, August 20-23 in Atlanta.

Last week the Challengers Award committee released the list of semi-finalists, 33 products from 23 companies, which were narrowed from a field of 61 entrants from 45 companies announced in April.

The Challengers Award recognizes equipment, supply and service advancements with regards to technology, process or environmental improvement in the woodworking industry.

The  Challengers Award semi-finalists listed below mark the second round in the process, which has been updated since it last took place at IWF 2012. Another elimination round will cull the field to 20 finalists, with seven winners being revealed at the biennial IWF 2014, the International Woodworking  Fair. North America's largest woodworking event, IWF will be held Aug. 20-23 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. IWF 2014 Challengers Award Magazine Will Profile All Entries

For more information about the Challengers Award publication, the IWF Show Daily and IWF Videos, contact Laurel Didier, group vice president/publisher, at [email protected]

Semi-finalists in the IWF 2014 Challengers Award:

Company Name

Entry Name

Model #

Aiken Development

Ndepth 3D Sensor


Apollo Sprayers



BIESSE America

bSolid Programming Software


Black Bros. Co.

3D-Panel Cleaner


Castle, Inc.

Pocket Cutter/Screw Inserter


Colonial Saw Company

Lamello Tenso Self Clamping Glue Aid

Tenso P14

Dixon Enterprises, Inc.

SurfPrep Sanding System


Earth Anatomy

Earth Anatomy Thin Stone Veneer

Thin Stone Veneer

Friulmac, Inc

Randomax End Matcher

Randomam EVO

Graco Inc.

ProMix PD2K


Hasko Inc.

Hasko Extra


Kanefusa USA, Inc

Heli Timber Planer Head

Heli Timber Planer Head

Leitz Tooling Systems LP

Leitz DFC Dust Extraction Hoods

Leitz DFC Dust Extraction Hoods

Leitz Tooling Systems LP

Leitz I-Door Interior Door Cutterhead

Leitz I-Door Interior Door Cutterhead

Martin Woodworking Machines

Hebrock Airtronic Edgebander

AKV 3005 DK-F Airtronic

Next Wave Automation

Ready2Rout Router Fence


Ogden Group

Wood Defect Repair System

DRS 300

SD Machinery



Stafast Products, Inc.

Collated T-Nut and Collated Machine


Stiles Machinery

Holzma dustEX

3 and 4 series panel saws

Stiles Machinery

airTec by Homag Group


Stiles Machinery

Kentwood Random Flooring Scraper


Stiles Machinery

Venjakob Vario Dry Oven

Venjakob Vario Dry Oven

Stiles Machinery

Homag Group powerTouch Control

Homag Group powerTouch Control

Stiles Machinery

Microtec Scanner

Golden Eye 502 Scanner

Thermwood Corporation

Cut Center

Cut Ready

TigerStop LLC



TigerStop LLC



Timesavers, LLC

Automatic Opposed Self Centering Knife Planer


Weinig/Holz-Her US

Surface Structuring


Weinig/Holz-Her US

Evolution Vertical Machining Center


Weinig/Holz-Her US



Weinig/Holz-Her US



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