W.I. Media recognized for journalism ethics leadership

W.I. Media Inc., the parent company of Wood Industry, was featured in the October 19 edition of the ASBPE Ethics News Update of the American Society of Business Publications Editors for its stand for principles and standards in business-to-business publishing. “This is a great honour,” said Kerry Knudsen, editor and publisher of Wood Industry. “Recent upheavals in media have included fraud investigations for internet […]

Video package offer: Better than a selfie

Tired of the same-old, same-old booth videos? Wood Industry now offers an in-booth video package as an option for exhibitors at WMS for only $500 Cdn! You get: — 20-minute on-booth recording of your message, edited down to three minutes run-time. — Professional, HD recording by a credited videographer — As with all Wood Industry products, the quality is in the […]

Making a move to Homag

On Jan. 1, Brett Reid joined Homag Canada as the company’s product manager, solid wood. Previously, he was with NAP Gladu (now part of Techniks Corp.) as national sales manager for Canada. Prior to that role, Reid was vice-president and general manager of B.C. Saw and Tool (also now part of Techniks) for 14 years. […]

Register for Wood Industry Conference

You can register now for the 2015 Wood Industry Conference (WIC). It’s being held April 21 to 24 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Tex. The WIC has been jointly sponsored by the Woodworking Machinery Association and the Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers of America for over 30 years. The 2015 WIC includes a […]

Industry gets social

Aug. 20 saw the first Wood Industry Social Network gathering, held in Burlington, Ont. Some industry members talked about motivating workers with a martial arts pro, others shared ice bucket challenge video, all enjoyed meeting colleagues in a friendly setting. The Network is an experimental effort to build industry connections, sponsored by FPInnovations and organized by Alain Albert. […]

IIDEX Woodshop call for submissions

IIDEX Canada is now seeking submissions for its annual Woodshop event, which will showcase 15 innovative wood prototypes that utilize Toronto’s untapped ash wood resource. The event is held during the IIDEX trade show.  Our own Paul Epp was a judge for last year’s Woodshop. Ash trees, in particular in the Toronto area, have been devastated […]

Canadians confident in real estate

Canadian consumer confidence remains steady largely as a result of the real-estate sector, according to the latest Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index. The index has been stable for the past seven weeks, and real estate remains the key driver in this trend — despite constant warnings in recent months — and years — of a […]

Learn about commercial estimating

The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) is offering a webinar on the topic of commercial estimating that is scheduled for Wednesday, April 30, at 1:00 p.m. Central time. The webinar is being presented by Rick Thaler, president of OGB Architectural Millwork. You can find out more and register here.

FMC China pre-registration begins

Online pre-registration for FMC China 2014 is now available. With pre-registration, attendees will get: Free entrance to Furniture China 2014 and FMC Premium 2014. A discount on the registration fee. Free shuttle bus service between SWEECC and SNIEC. A gift from FMC China 2014. A chance of free accommodation during the show. Snack coupons that […]

CMA launches annual survey

Benchmark survey to research sales results, brand preferences, employee wages, owner earnings and more Cabinet and custom woodworking shop owners and managers from across North America and beyond have been invited by the Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) to participate in the CMA 2014 Benchmark Study. All sizes of woodworking companies, from one-person operations to shops […]