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WMIA News: October/November 2017

October/November 2017 President's Message: Why WIC? The annual Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC) is rated as one of the most valuable benefits WMIA offers its members. While next year’s Hawaii location is certainly appealing, you may be wondering (or your boss…

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President's Message: October/November 2017

Why WIC? As you've probably seen, next year's Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC) will be held May 1-4, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Maui, Hawaii. It's hard to believe it's just a little more than six…

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Member Spotlight: Riccardo Azzoni, Atlantic Machinery (October/November 2017)

The Experience of a Lifetime Riccardo Azzoni, owner and president of Atlantic Machinery Corporation, New Milford, Connecticut, was born in Milan, Italy and helped in his father’s import and export business since the age of 15. Out of high school…

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Member Profile: Atlantic Machinery (October/November 2017)

A Distributor Sales-Driven Past and a Bright Future In 1980, Riccardo Azzoni was approached by a friend who had invested in an Italian company that manufactured do-it-yourself woodworking machines. They were looking for an entry into the United States market. …

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WMIA News - August 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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Chairman of the Board's Message: August 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 Spotlight: Mike Noelting/Craig Sexton, SNX Technologies (August 2017)

Two Co-owners with a Dream and Determination to Succeed Mike Noelting, co-owner of SNX Technologies, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, spent most of his early years at his parents' lakeside resort in central Minnesota. It was helping with the family business where he…

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Member Profile: SNX Technologies (August 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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WMIA News - July 2017

July 2017 President's Message: Here's How You Can Help Us! If you've been thinking about how to get more involved in WMIA activities, or if you have staff you'd like to get involved in something that doesn't involve travel to…

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President's Message: July 2017

Here's How You Can Help WMIA... When I speak to members, I sometimes hear things like, "I wish I could get more involved in WMIA, but I really can't take the time away to attend WIC," or, "How can we…

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WMIA News May/June 2017

May/June 2017 Chairman of the Board's Message: A New Chairman's Welcome: At the recent Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC) in Palm Springs, CA, David Rakauskas of Colonial Saw Co., Inc. became WMIA's new Chairman of the Board. (See related story below.)…

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Chairman of the Board's Message: May/June 2017

Excited and Ready to Go! I’m honored and excited to become WMIA’s new Chairman of the Board, and the timing couldn’t be better. The chairmen/presidents who preceded me, Scott Mueller, John Park, and John Henderson, and the boards they led,…

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