AWFS Announces 2021 Visionary Award Winners

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS®) announced the winning companies that have been awarded a Visionary New Product Award for product innovation and leadership in the woodworking industry. Selected from 24 finalists, the 2021 award-winning companies and products are as follows: Components• Felder Group USA Machinery Over $50,000• … Read more

IWF 2022 Education Conference Calls for Proposals

IWF is inviting proposals for presentations at the 2022 IWF Education Conference, which will be staged in conjunction with the International Woodworking Fair, running August 23-26, 2022 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The mission of the IWF Education Conference is to provide woodworking industry professionals with learning … Read more

A Busy Year for the Countertop Industry

Guest Blog by Chuck Sawyer of ISFA This year has not only been busy and full of exciting changes for the International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) but also for the entire countertop industry. Partnerships and alliances are expanding within the industry and among closely associated industries, such as woodworking. Opportunities … Read more

Artisan Group of Countertop Fabricators Inducts 2 New Board Members

Artisan Group, a network of stone fabricators in North America, inducted two new board members: Fadi Halabi, owner of Duracite in Fairfield, Calif., and Tom Rocks, owner of Rocksolid Stone Works in Cleveland, Ohio. Halabi and Rocks are taking the slots vacated by members, Mitch Hires, owner of Construction Resources … Read more

Woodworking Associations Reach Agreement to Own International Woodworking Fair

The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA), the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA) and the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) jointly entered into an agreement for the purchase of AHFA’s ownership interest in the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) by WMIA and WMMA. The transaction is expected to close late this … Read more