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William Sampson

William Sampson is a lifelong woodworker, and he has been an advocate for small-scale entrepreneurs and lean manufacturing since the 1980s. He was the editor of Fine Woodworking magazine in the early 1990s and founded WoodshopBusiness magazine, which he eventually sold and merged with CabinetMaker magazine. He helped found the Cabinet Makers Association in 1998 and was its first executive director. Today, as editor of FDMC magazine he has more than 20 years experience covering the professional woodworking industry. His popular "In the Shop" tool reviews and videos appear monthly in FDMC.

Hermance Machine sees good future under Wurth ownership

WILLIAMSPORT, PA – Hermance Machine Company is marking the completion of its acquisition by Würth Baer Supply Company, which was first announced in April. Hermance Machine Company dates back to 1875 under the name Rowley & Hermance. In 1902 Albert Hermance opened the facility that the company remains in today. After Albert Hermance, two generations of the Monks family owned the business until 1987 when Joseph Strouse became the owner.Strouse has been dedicated to running the business and has been instrumental in its growth since the late 1980s.