Woodworking Industry News

AWI Education Foundation awards $50,000 in scholarships

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. -- The Education Foundation of the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWIEF) has awarded scholarships totaling $50,000 to 25 eligible students who aspire to careers in the woodwork industry.   The awards mark a milestone for the AWIEF resulting from a $1 million contribution from the Quality Certification Corporation in 2021 for annual scholarship funding of $50,000 per year for 20 years. The student support funds are designated as Randolph Estabrook Scholarships in honor of QCC’s former executive director. 

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Metrie finalizes Tinder Wholesale acquisition

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Metrie, North America’s largest manufacturer and distributor of millwork solutions, has completed its acquisition of Tinder Wholesale, LLC, a two-step distributor of interior and exterior millwork. The acquisition was first announced earlier in June. 

Woodworking Industry News

Kitchen Magic streamlines production and adds manufacturing capability

NAZARETH, Pa. – Kitchen Magic has increased its manufacturing capabilities with an additional CNC machine that enables the firm to increase productivity by automating its cutting and panel processing capabilities.   James Mayers, who serves as Continuous Improvement & Compliance Manager at Kitchen Magic, said the new machine will shorten wait times and maintain its high-quality standards in a market where the demand for kitchen remodeling projects has grown by more than 20 percent since 2020.