Stiles Northeast Regional Training Center Grand Opening

  • October 2, 2017

Stiles Northeast Regional Training Center set to open November 1 with two full days of informational and educational discussions scheduled. “Stiles is thrilled to bring the same great service, support, and training that their Northeast customers depend on, closer to where…

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Laguna Tools Acquires SuperMax Tools

  • September 20, 2017

SuperMax announces it has been acquired by WMIA member Laguna Tools, Inc. Laguna Tools is an Irvine, California-based manufacturer of advanced CNC machinery bandsaws, tablesaws, edgebanders, and other woodworking equipment. The acquisition is effective immediately.

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WMIA News – August 2017

  • September 6, 2017

August 2017 Chairman of the Board's Message: Send 'Em to Camp! The WMIA-sponsored Wood Technology Industry Institute (WTII) Boot Camp, held at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, KS, is an overview of how a real shop runs, and it’s one…

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Laser Products Industries named to Inc. 5000 list

  • September 6, 2017

WMIA member Laser Products Industries (LPI) of Romeoville, IL, was recently named to Inc. Magazine's 36th annual Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. LPI is the third fastest growing private manufacturer in Illinois on the list with…

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Chairman of the Board’s Message: August 2017

  • August 30, 2017

Send 'Em to Camp!! If you want your staff to better understand the how your customers’ woodshops operate and their manufacturing processes, one of the best things you can do is send your sales and customer service people, and technicians…

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Member Profile: SNX Technologies (August 2017)

  • August 30, 2017

A Knack for Staying Ahead of the Curves SNX Technologies is a very successful manufacturer of U.S.-made contour edge banders and importer of industrial-grade CNC routers. They serve customers in the closet and storage, commercial furniture, retail display, custom wood products, and…

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OSHA’s Top Ten Violations

  • August 14, 2017

“YOU CAN BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE MACHINE GUARDING STANDARD ON MONDAY AND OUT OF COMPLIANCE ON WEDNESDAY, BECAUSE EVERY TIME AN EMPLOYEE USES A MACHINE, THE GUARD MUST BE READJUSTED.” Hartley Webb, safety management consultant with MEMIC The safety…

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