Archives for March 2016

Cabinet boxes available in over 1,500 sizes

CabParts offers a line of over 1500 modular-sized cabinet boxes (plus custom sizing) for both residential or commercial installations. Users can choose materials, edgebands, cabinet box configuration and sizing. The boxes can be created out of any available sheet good materials. The company offers: thermo-fused melamines in a wide range of colors, patterns & wood […]

Undermount drilling guide

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced an installation solution for Blum Tandem undermount drawer slides – the JIG IT Undermount Drilling Guide. The guide turns a difficult installation into a quick, easy and repeatable process, Rockler says. To install Blum Tandem drawer slides, the underside of each drawer box must be drilled with six precisely-aligned […]

Peter Kennedy joins King Canada as new VP

Montreal, Que.-based King Canada has announced the appointment of Peter Kennedy as vice president. Kennedy joins King after 16 years with Canadian machinery importer, General International. Kennedy joins senior vice president Ted Fuller as King Canada looks to expand its Canadian presence as well as enter the U.S. machinery market, the company says. Kennedy will head […]

Suction clamping system

The VAC SYS vacuum-based suction clamping system from Festool is said to provide an effective and ergonomic work platform for a broad range of projects. The system is also said to effectively clamp material or a workpiece for effortless machining and finishing while protecting delicate surfaces from clamp damage. Each clamping module is equipped with […]

Sherwin-Williams to acquire Valspar

The Sherwin-Williams Company and The Valspar Corporation have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Sherwin-Williams will acquire Valspar for approximately US$11.3 billion. Sherwin-Williams and Valspar have complementary paints and coatings offerings and this combination enhances Sherwin-Williams position as a premier global paints and coatings provider, the companies say. The transaction […]

Cabinet fastener evaluation kits

Available in plastic or metal evaluation kits, the EClips cabinet fastener system from Lockdowel requires no tools or glue and offers 6x the holding power of competitive plastic fasteners, the company says. EClips are available in two basic configurations. ChanneLock offers a strong, but removable joint, while the HClip is a permanent joint. Part configurations […]

App assists in cutting tool selection

Vortex Tool Company has developed a Tool Selection Guide App to simplify tool selection based on your cutting needs. Users input the type of material being cut, the horsepower of the CNC machine, the tool diameter, the thickness of material and the type of cut desired, and the Tool Selection Guide App will recommend the […]

Tariff tool helps exporters calculate TPP benefits

With the launch of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Tariff Tool in 2011, the U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA) created a free, online mechanism to enable businesses to quickly and easily calculate the tariff benefits on their exports to free trade agreement partner countries. ITA has now expanded that tool to include the latest tariff […]

Cambria presents AWMAC sales training event

AWMAC members are invited to attend a free breakfast and sales training event from at 8:15 to 11:00 a.m. on March 24, 2016. AWMAC is the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada. The seminar will be presented by Mick Frank, Cambria business development manager at the Cambria Gallery, 91 Parliament Street in Toronto, Ont. RSVP by […]

E-letter: Ikea goes rustic mass-elitist

Conrad Black in last week’s National Post predicted the eventual win by Donald Trump of the U.S. Republican Presidential Primary. While I am not persuaded by sooth-sayers, fortune tellers and theosophists, something else he said caught my attention. He said of Trump rival Ted Cruz that his constituency did not extend beyond, “Bible-thumping, M16-toting corn-cobbers […]