Biesse America participates in Operation Sandwich

  • December 13, 2019

On most days of the year, the Urban Ministry Center serves 800 sandwiches to its homeless neighbors on the edge of Uptown Charlotte. When people who work at the Biesse Group Charlotte Campus realized that added up to almost 300,000 sandwiches a year, they signed on as sandwich-making elves to support the Center’s Operation Sandwich program.

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WMIA Legal Counsel Neil Kuenn Inducted into WMIA Hall of Honor

  • November 14, 2019

WMIA's long-time legal counsel, Neil Kuenn of Keeley, Kuenn & Reid, will be retiring by late spring of 2020. At their fall meeting, the Association's Board of Directors voted unanimously to induct Kuenn into WMIA's Hall of Honor, reserved for those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Association and/or have had a profound effect on the woodworking machinery industry.

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WMIA Educational Foundation Awards $30,000 in Scholarships

  • August 12, 2019

For a number of years, the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association’s (WMIA) Educational Foundation has awarded scholarships to those who want to study, and eventually pursue a career in, wood technology, machinery, and related fields. To date, the Foundation has provided…

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Donahue named IWF chairman for 2020

  • March 7, 2019

"The International Woodworking Fair has announced the appointment of Brian Donahue, president of Safety Speed Manufacturing, as the 2020 IWF Chairman. IWF 2020 will take place August 25-28, 2020 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. 'As an…

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Cefla North America announces McNeilly as new sales manager

  • February 21, 2019

"Steven McNeilly has been named as new sales manager for Cefla Finishing North America. McNeilly joined the Cefla Finishing North America team in January 2018 as corporate account manager, building relationships and managing projects. Prior to working at Cefla, he…

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In Memoriam: John Besonen

  • January 29, 2019

WMIA is sad to announce the passing of John Besonen on Wednesday, January 23, in Mesa, AZ, at age 82. John started his career in the woodworking machinery industry in 1961 in the machine shop at  Timesavers. By 1969 he…

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President and CEO’s Column: November/December 2018

  • December 12, 2018

New Eyes for the New Year? A friend of mine had LASIK surgery recently. Beyond the sheer wonder that a procedure to dramatically improve a person's vision (even when they've worn glasses their entire life) takes so little time, what…

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