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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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Member Spotlight: David Rakauskas, Colonial Saw Co., Inc. (May/June 2017)

Balancing Work and Personal Enjoyment with Family and Friends Kingston is a coastal community in Southeastern Massachusetts located about 35 miles south of Boston. The town was originally known as the North Precinct of Plymouth. The town's early history was…

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Member Profile: Colonial Saw Co., Inc. (May/June 2017)

An Industry Approach That Pays Off... Colonial Saw Co., Inc. started in 1949 in Buffalo, New York, as a saw shop selling grinding machinery and sharpening blades. As the years passed, it just so happened that they were selling machines to…

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WMIA News - April 2017

April 2017 Chairman of the Board's Message: Time to Say Thanks: At the upcoming Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC) in Palm Springs, CA next week, Scott Mueller's term as Chairman of the Board of WMIA will come to an end. As he…

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Chairman of the Board's Message: April 2017

Time to Say Thanks... It is rather amazing to me that this is my last report as Chairman of the Board, that two years have passed since WIC 2015 in San Antonio when I assumed this position. As we’re about…

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