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UPCOMING EVENTS

June 19-20, 2018
WMMA Public Policy Committee Meeting and DC Fly-in
Washington, DC

June 26th at 2pm ET.
EventBit and LeadRetrieval Webinars for IWF Exhibitors

July 9th at 2pm ET.
EventBit and LeadRetrieval Webinars for IWF Exhibitors (Repeat webinar)

August 22-25, 2018
International Woodworking Fair (IWF 2018)
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA

October 1-3, 2018
WMMA Regional Networking Meeting
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

LATEST NEWS FROM NAM

NAM Monday Economic Report — April 23, 2018
Real GDP grew 2.9 percent at the annual rate in the fourth quarter, boosted by strength in consumer and business spending but weighed down by inventory spending and net exports. Read 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 ...

INDUSTRY NEWS

Woodworking Network
Corsi Group to close new Virginia Siteline cabinet plant

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. –The Corsi Group announced that it will cease operations at the Keysville, Virginia, production facility. The Keysville plant has made Siteline Cabinetry since opening in April of 2015. The company is working diligently to assure all displaced employees have adequate time to identify and secure new employment.

Keysville cabinet operations will stop effective August 31, 2018, and Siteline will be made in the company’s Elkins, West Virginia, and Indianapolis manufacturing plants. A few employees will remain in Keysville to oversee the removal of inventory and equipment, which will be consolidated into the company’s other two plants.

“This is a tough business decision; however, we are committed to the longevity of all our brands, and optimizing the available capacity at our other two plants,” comments Pat Corsi, chairman and CEO for the Corsi Group. “Today’s cabinet climate is in flux, but fortunately we are agile, assuring that the overall health of our company is strong."

Company president Ken Pfarr said, “We already have the capabilities and skills in our Elkins and Indianapolis plants to build and ship full access cabinets, and this consolidation leverages those strengths. We have begun the transition process for moving Siteline production to the other plants, and we foresee no disruption in our scheduled delivery cycles.”

Authorized sales representatives and dealerships for the Siteline Cabinetry brand were also notified of the production consolidation. A company spokeswoman states that people buy from Corsi Group, a committed team of professionals that support all the company’s brands. She adds that their community of dealers, designers and representatives is strong, and know that Corsi Group will continue to provide exceptional service through the transition and beyond. For more information, see http://TheCorsiGroup.com.

Posted: 06/19/2018

Jacqui Albertine: A constant professional
"The NeoCon community comes together each year to discover what’s new in design. It is an annual tradition for many, one filled with longstanding, enduring and meaningful relationships. This year we lost a member of our community. We are saddened by the tragic death of Jacqui Albertine, an industry professional visiting NeoCon who was injured within the premises of a showroom tenant. Our condolences and deepest sympathies are with her family, friends, and colleagues," said NeoCon in a statement.
 
The statement comes after saleswoman and industry veteran Jacqui Albertine was killed while attending Chicago's annual office & contract furniture design show last week. Albertine was riding a hanging swing installation at luxury design firm David Edward's booth when she fell backward and hit her head.
 
Jacqui Albertine
Albertine's injury, occurring around noon last Monday the 11th, was fatal. Authorities originally indicated the injury occurred on Tuesday.
 
Albertine, of Miami Beach, Florida, was attending the NeoCon show on behalf of the company she worked for, Corporate Design Choice, where she sold office furniture for 14 years.
 
“It is hard to comprehend the tragic loss of our beloved Jacqui Albertine,” company president Shawn MacMullin wrote in a statement. “She was loved by so many friends, customer[s] and coworkers.”
 
MacMullin said attending NeoCon is usually a reward trip for people in the industry.
 
“The designers want to go to Chicago to see the new introductions and socialize with business people," he told the Chicago Tribune. "It’s not a requirement. They really want to go."
 
“It’s almost like, if you’re in the car industry, you go to the national car show. It’s really supposed to be a fun event, and that makes this tragedy even worse.”
 
Two of Albertine's colleagues with her at NeoCon indicated the accident occurred around noon, but that the Chicago Fire Department didn't arrive at the packed Merchandise Mart's 11th floor until 12:30. MacMullin expressed concern that NeoCon didn't have medical staff present in case of an emergency. 
 
Albertine was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and went straight into surgery. Doctors realized her head injury was so severe that nothing could be done. She was placed on life support until around 4:30. She was taken off life support by her family and pronounced dead.
 
OSHA has announced it will begin an investigation.
 
Albertine was a constant professional with many adoring clients, said MacMullin. 
 
“She was here to help in any way and a joy to be around. I worked with her for 14 years, she was like my sister,” he said.

Posted: 06/19/2018


ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Industry Leaders Converge on Capitol Hill For Day of Advocacy
Leaders from the Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America, Woodworking Machinery Industry Association and Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers converged on Capitol Hill on June 21 to advocate for the most important policy needs of the industry. First-time attendee Dan Christensen, Pillar Machine, and WMMA Public Policy Committee member, talked about his experiences in this short video.

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