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Wood Component Manufacturers Association
2017 Fall Conference & Plant Tour
JW Marriott, Grand Rapids, MI

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WMMA Regional Networking Meeting
DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

October 6, 2017
Manufacturing Day


NAM Monday Economic Report — August 14, 2017
The employment data reflect improvements in the overall economy and encouraging figures for manufacturing, with the sector adding 16,000 workers in July and with job openings and hiring in the sector also moving in the right direction. See more ...

Global Manufacturing Economic Update — Third Quarter
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Online ecommerce home organization company launches
TORONTO, ONTARIO - TidySquares, a North American ecommerce home organization company specializing in semi-custom and custom storage solutions, launched to the public in New York and Florida. 
TidySquares specializes in helping homeowners eliminate clutter through custom design technology. Whether looking to improve organization in the master bedroom, guest bedroom, kids bedroom, playroom, kitchen, home office, mud room, workshop or garage, TidySquares will allow customers to design and purchase a custom or semi-custom storage solution online and ship it directly to their home.
"This is a very exciting time for us here at TidySquares,” said Ron Binder, co-founder of TidySquares. “This is truly a convergence between technology and brick and mortar that is now a market reality and possibility. It is exciting to know that we are ahead of the pack in achieving our vision and goals of becoming market industry leader."
TidySquares developed a user-friendly technology that assesses a room's needs and intelligently defines a solution. Customers indicate the room and measurements online, and will instantly see a variety of storage solutions in 3D and receive a price. Customers can choose from a wide selection of knobs, handles, colors and finishes, as well as consult for free with a designer online if they need extra help choosing the perfect solution for a room. The company will focus on solutions for shelving, wall units, workshops, reach-in closets, walk-in closets, storage beds and wardrobe design solutions.
TidySquares products are also manufactured in Canada with free shipping in the continental U.S and Canada. 
TidySquares also launched its Pro Program designed to help professional contractors, handymen, designers, organizers and students running their own business, grow their businesses by partnering with the company. Pro Program partners are hand-selected by TidySquares and according to the firm will benefit from access to cutting-edge technology and tools, a dedicated designer, the Pro Portal and a commission structure.
After its initial introduction, TidySquares plans to expand across the US and into Canada. 

Posted: 08/17/2017

New roles at SNX Technologies: Jeremy Manea and Michael Peck
SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. - SNX has named Jeremy Manea its CNC Router National Sales Manager; and hired Michael Peck as service technician for its nVentor CNC router and nVision contour bander woodworking machinery lines.
Peck, who comes from a family with generations of experience building woodworking machine tools, will provide SNX customers with installation, training, service, and applications engineering support.  
Manea (below) was the company's inside regional sales manager for Minnesota, before being appointed National Sales Manager for SNX CNC Router product lines.
Manea is responsible for all sales and promotion activities for SNX's fast-growing line of nVentor industrial CNC routers. He will also have direct input into product configurations and new product engineering and development activities.
Manea assumes his new role from that held by Craig Sexton, co-owner and President of SNX Technologies.
"Jeremy is the perfect person for the job," says Sexton. "With his background in sales, training, and customer service for our CNC line, he brings an essential mix of both operator level and C-level experiences that's almost impossible to match. His ability to understand the whole scope of CNC machining process all the way from 'art to part' allows him to offer honest, accurate technology recommendations for his customers. He brings a natural level of trust to everything he does." 

Posted: 08/16/2017

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Posted: 08/17/2017

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New cordless trim router from Makita

Makita has released a new cordless solution for trim, finish work, cabinetry and more with the 18-volt LXT Li-Ion brushless compact router, model XTR01.

Posted: 08/16/2017

NAP Galdu acquires Ace Saw and Supply

NAP Gladu, a Techniks Industries company, has announced the acquisition of Ace Saw and Supply, based in Los Alamitos, Calif.

Posted: 08/16/2017


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