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Biesse distributor Machine Solutions opens new Indiana location

The Machine Solutions new Tech Center carried out a soft launch recently. The Biesse distributor will host a formal grand opening next April. The company was previously located in Peru, Indiana, in a facility that was less than half the size of the new building.Rick Braun and his company Machine Solutions has worked with Biesse in developing an extensive training and educational system that has carried them into the new 10,000 square foot facility in Jasper, Indiana.“We are committed to…See More
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Biesse distributor Machine Solutions opens new Indiana location

The Machine Solutions new Tech Center carried out a soft launch recently. The Biesse distributor will host a formal grand opening next April. The company was previously located in Peru, Indiana, in a facility that was less than half the size of the new building.Rick Braun and his company Machine Solutions has worked with Biesse in developing an extensive training and educational system that has carried them into the new 10,000 square foot facility in Jasper, Indiana.“We are committed to…See More
yesterday
Karl Forth's blog post was featured

Andersen Corp. acquires Fenetres MQ in Quebec

Andersen Corp. has announced the acquisition of Fenêtres MQ Inc., a luxury window and door manufacturer in Sainte-Agathe, Quebec, Canada, with manufacturing locations in Canada and Italy. MQ specializes in the luxury residential and commercial segments and is known for its work on complex, historic renovations of grand scale.The MQ brand will complement Andersen's Architectural Collection. The MQ product line includes many product styles, such as contemporary, European, classical, traditional,…See More
Oct 31
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Andersen Corp. acquires Fenetres MQ in Quebec

Andersen Corp. has announced the acquisition of Fenêtres MQ Inc., a luxury window and door manufacturer in Sainte-Agathe, Quebec, Canada, with manufacturing locations in Canada and Italy. MQ specializes in the luxury residential and commercial segments and is known for its work on complex, historic renovations of grand scale.The MQ brand will complement Andersen's Architectural Collection. The MQ product line includes many product styles, such as contemporary, European, classical, traditional,…See More
Oct 31
Karl Forth's blog post was featured

Wood Pro Expo draws larger crowds to new location

The first Wood Pro Expo in Lancaster drew larger crowds of woodworkers to its new home during the first day and the start of the second day of the exhibition.A variety of equipment, supplies and services exhibitors met with local woodworkers and makers of cabinets, furniture and millwork at the Lancaster Host exhibit hall east of Lancaster.Will Sampson led off the event with a keynote address describing seven ways woodworkers can improve their businesses. Sampson discussed the benefits of a…See More
Oct 23
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Wood Pro Expo draws larger crowds to new location

The first Wood Pro Expo in Lancaster drew larger crowds of woodworkers to its new home during the first day and the start of the second day of the exhibition.A variety of equipment, supplies and services exhibitors met with local woodworkers and makers of cabinets, furniture and millwork at the Lancaster Host exhibit hall east of Lancaster.Will Sampson led off the event with a keynote address describing seven ways woodworkers can improve their businesses. Sampson discussed the benefits of a…See More
Oct 23
Karl Forth's blog post was featured

Service evaluations offered for customers in hurricane areas

C.R. Onsrud, a manufacturer of CNC machine tools, is reaching out to manufacturing facilities in the wake of the hurricane damaged areas on the East and Gulf coasts.While most C.R. Onsrud customers have not experienced downtime due to the placement of electrical cabinetry above the table of the CNC router, some of the company’s customers in the hardest hit areas may be experiencing flood damage.In an effort to assist companies in Houston and the surrounding areas hit by Hurricane Harvey, as…See More
Oct 4
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Service evaluations offered for customers in hurricane areas

C.R. Onsrud, a manufacturer of CNC machine tools, is reaching out to manufacturing facilities in the wake of the hurricane damaged areas on the East and Gulf coasts.While most C.R. Onsrud customers have not experienced downtime due to the placement of electrical cabinetry above the table of the CNC router, some of the company’s customers in the hardest hit areas may be experiencing flood damage.In an effort to assist companies in Houston and the surrounding areas hit by Hurricane Harvey, as…See More
Oct 4
Karl Forth's blog post was featured

WMMA regional meeting tours C.R. Onsrud, Precision Drive Systems

WMMA held its first regional networking and education event in Charlotte, North Carolina, in mid-September.They had more than 40 participants in the inaugural event. In-person committee meetings were full of information and ideas on moving the organization forward. Speakers Cyndi Gave and Urs Buehlmann shared their expertise on hiring processes and understanding of the monthly housing and economic reports.Participants also toured Precision Drive Systems and C.R. Onsrud. Tours of both facilities…See More
Sep 29
Karl Forth posted a blog post

WMMA regional meeting tours C.R. Onsrud, Precision Drive Systems

WMMA held its first regional networking and education event in Charlotte, North Carolina, in mid-September.They had more than 40 participants in the inaugural event. In-person committee meetings were full of information and ideas on moving the organization forward. Speakers Cyndi Gave and Urs Buehlmann shared their expertise on hiring processes and understanding of the monthly housing and economic reports.Participants also toured Precision Drive Systems and C.R. Onsrud. Tours of both facilities…See More
Sep 29
Karl Forth's blog post was featured

DeWalt responds to OSHA enforcement of respirable crystalline silica standard

On September 23, OSHA began enforcement of the new respirable crystalline silica in construction standard.DeWalt has reported that it has more than 60 ways to comply with the OSHA Silica Dust Ruling through its line of Perform & Protect tools and accessories. A full list of these tools and accessories can be on the DeWalt website.In tooling, DeWalt recommends that users operate and maintain tools in accordance with manufacturer's instructions to minimize dust emissions. They suggest reading…See More
Sep 25
Karl Forth posted a blog post

DeWalt responds to OSHA enforcement of respirable crystalline silica standard

On September 23, OSHA began enforcement of the new respirable crystalline silica in construction standard.DeWalt has reported that it has more than 60 ways to comply with the OSHA Silica Dust Ruling through its line of Perform & Protect tools and accessories. A full list of these tools and accessories can be on the DeWalt website.In tooling, DeWalt recommends that users operate and maintain tools in accordance with manufacturer's instructions to minimize dust emissions. They suggest reading…See More
Sep 25
Karl Forth's blog post was featured

Quebec has most Canadian plant sites among FDMC 300 companies

FDMC 300 companies operate 35 woodworking plant operations in Quebec, the most in Canada. Ontario had 28 FDMC 300 plant sites, Manitoba 11, Alberta 2, British Columbia 2 and Saskatchewan 1.The FDMC 300 is a group of the 300 largest cabinet, furniture, millwork, store fixture, office/contract and component producers in North America.Sales for the FDMC 300 group of companies grew 5 percent in 2016 over the previous year to $48.786 billion. That represents the fifth consecutive year of sales…See More
Sep 6
Karl Forth posted a blog post

Quebec has most Canadian plant sites among FDMC 300 companies

FDMC 300 companies operate 35 woodworking plant operations in Quebec, the most in Canada. Ontario had 28 FDMC 300 plant sites, Manitoba 11, Alberta 2, British Columbia 2 and Saskatchewan 1.The FDMC 300 is a group of the 300 largest cabinet, furniture, millwork, store fixture, office/contract and component producers in North America.Sales for the FDMC 300 group of companies grew 5 percent in 2016 over the previous year to $48.786 billion. That represents the fifth consecutive year of sales…See More
Sep 6
Karl Forth's blog post was featured

MacBeath Hardwood expands to Stockton, California

MacBeath Hardwood has announced the opening of a location in Stockton, California. The new location is at 2648 Teepee Dr. in the Cherokee Industrial Park. The lot size is close to three acres, and the warehouse is 63,000 square feet. It is equipped with two dock doors, four grade level doors, and a fenced and paved yard. In addition to the warehouse space, there is 9,200 square foot of retail space.This property was purchased with the full intent of being a hub location in Northern California,…See More
Aug 28
Karl Forth posted a blog post

MacBeath Hardwood expands to Stockton, California

MacBeath Hardwood has announced the opening of a location in Stockton, California. The new location is at 2648 Teepee Dr. in the Cherokee Industrial Park. The lot size is close to three acres, and the warehouse is 63,000 square feet. It is equipped with two dock doors, four grade level doors, and a fenced and paved yard. In addition to the warehouse space, there is 9,200 square foot of retail space.This property was purchased with the full intent of being a hub location in Northern California,…See More
Aug 28

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Biesse distributor Machine Solutions opens new Indiana location

Posted on November 20, 2017 at 5:39pm 0 Comments

The Machine Solutions new Tech Center carried out a soft launch recently. The Biesse distributor will host a formal grand opening next April. The company was previously located in Peru, Indiana, in a facility that was less than half the size of the new building.

Rick Braun and his company Machine Solutions has worked with Biesse in developing an extensive training and educational system that has carried them into the new 10,000 square foot facility in Jasper, Indiana.

“We are…

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Andersen Corp. acquires Fenetres MQ in Quebec

Posted on October 31, 2017 at 10:26am 0 Comments

Andersen Corp. has announced the acquisition of Fenêtres MQ Inc., a luxury window and door manufacturer in Sainte-Agathe, Quebec, Canada, with manufacturing locations in Canada and Italy. MQ specializes in the luxury residential and commercial segments and is known for its work on complex, historic renovations of grand scale.

The MQ brand will complement Andersen's Architectural Collection. The MQ product line includes many product styles, such as contemporary, European, classical,…

Continue

Wood Pro Expo draws larger crowds to new location

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 12:01pm 0 Comments

The first Wood Pro Expo in Lancaster drew larger crowds of woodworkers to its new home during the first day and the start of the second day of the exhibition.

A variety of equipment, supplies and services exhibitors met with local woodworkers and makers of cabinets, furniture and millwork at the Lancaster Host exhibit hall east of Lancaster.

Will Sampson led off the event with a keynote address describing seven ways woodworkers can improve their businesses. Sampson discussed…

Continue

Service evaluations offered for customers in hurricane areas

Posted on October 4, 2017 at 10:25am 0 Comments

C.R. Onsrud, a manufacturer of CNC machine tools, is reaching out to manufacturing facilities in the wake of the hurricane damaged areas on the East and Gulf coasts.

While most C.R. Onsrud customers have not experienced downtime due to the placement of electrical cabinetry above the table of the CNC router, some of the company’s customers in the hardest hit areas may be experiencing flood damage.

In an effort to assist companies in Houston and the surrounding areas hit by…

Continue

WMMA regional meeting tours C.R. Onsrud, Precision Drive Systems

Posted on September 29, 2017 at 3:04pm 0 Comments

WMMA held its first regional networking and education event in Charlotte, North Carolina, in mid-September.

They had more than 40 participants in the inaugural event. In-person committee meetings were full of information and ideas on moving the organization forward. Speakers Cyndi Gave and Urs Buehlmann shared their expertise on hiring processes and understanding of the monthly housing and economic reports.

Participants also toured Precision Drive Systems and C.R. Onsrud. Tours…

Continue

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