April 25-28, 2017
Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC17)
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort
Rancho Mirage (Palm Springs), CA

May 22-26, 2017
LIGNA 2017
Hannover Exhibition Grounds
Hannover, Germany

June 20-21, 2017
Washington, DC
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July 19-22, 2017
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

September 13-15, 2017
WMMA Regional Networking Meeting
DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte
Charlotte, NC


Monday Economic Report: February 13, 2017
Manufacturing production rebounded somewhat in December, but over the past 12 months, output was up a rather stagnant 0.2 percent. See more ...

Global Manufacturing Economic Update — Third Quarter
The third quarter NAM 2016 Manufacturers� Outlook Survey shows manufacturers continue to cope with policy headwinds. Read more ...


Woodworking Network
Dempsey Wood Products invests $7 million in plant, creates 28 jobs

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Dempsey Wood Products, a maker and provider of pine and domestic hardwood lumber and wood chips, has announced it will invest $7 million in its Orangeburg plant, which should create 28 jobs over the next five years.

The $7 million will be invested in new dry kilns, a planer mill, and other upgrades to its sawmill, reported Orangeburg news The Times and Democrat.

"It will give us some new markets, will diversify our markets and make us more efficient in converting the raw material to the finished product," owner Ronnie Dempsey said.

Orangeburg County Council approved tax incentives for the expansion, including fee-in-liue of taxes and joint county industrial park incentives. Fee-in-lieu of taxes incentives allow industries to pay a fee based on lower tax assessment than the standard 10.5 percent.

Last year, The Times and Democrat says the company brought lumber drying and planning in house, and increased its kiln-dried capacity.

Dempsey Wood Products serves the Southeast pine and hardwood market. The company employs 80.


Posted: 02/23/2017

Cabinet shop suffers $450,000 in damage after fire
REXBURG, Idaho - A blaze swept through Canyon Creek Cabinets' 4,000-square-foot shop on the morning of February 14 - completely burning it to the ground. No one was injured.
Local news sources reported that the local fire department, alerted by a neighbor, sent four engines, three water tenders, an ambulance, two command vehicles and 23 firefighters to fight the fire. Financial losses are estimated to be near $450,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Canyon Creek Cabinets is a privately held company based in Rexburg, Idaho.

Posted: 02/23/2017

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Posted: 02/23/2017

Woodworking Magazine for the Professional Woodworker | Woodshop News
John Ratzenberger will deliver AWFS keynote

awfs0222Actor John Ratzenberger, who played Cliff on “Cheers,” is scheduled to give the keynote address at the 2017 AWFS fair in Las Vegas.

Posted: 02/22/2017

DeWalt sets U.S. production milestones

dewalt0222DeWalt announced a landmark of 10 million tools produced at its manufacturing facility in Charlotte, N.C.

Posted: 02/22/2017


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