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Virginia Tech Housing Report July 2022

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for July 2022. These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

The housing report is a free service of Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the U.S. Forest Service. The reports are intended to help you gauge future business activity. All past housing reports are archived here.

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40 Under 40 woodworking leaders lauded at Leadership Reception


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An enthusiastic crowd was on hand as honorees of the 2022 Wood Industry 40 Under 40 were recognized on August 22nd, 2022 at a special Leadership Reception. This year marks Woodworking Network’s seventh annual awarding of the 40 Under 40, which celebrates industry professionals who are making an impact at their jobs, in the community, and on the North American woodworking industry.

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Virginia Tech Housing Report June 2022

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for June 2022. These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

The housing report is a free service of Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the U.S. Forest Service. The reports are intended to help you gauge future business activity. All past housing reports are archived here.

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WÜRTH BAER Supply Company Acquires J&G Machinery

 Vernon Hills, IL – August 1, 2022 - It is with great excitement that Würth Baer Supply Company announces the acquisition of J&G Machinery in Sanford, North Carolina. The addition of J&G Machinery will expand Würth’s woodworking machinery sales and service footprint to include the southeast United States. Both J&G Machinery owners John Johnson and Jerry Johnson (and all J&G employees) will continue to manage the day-to-day business just as it is operating today. J&G and its’ field sales team are ideally located to service the southeast United States’ cabinet, millwork, and furniture manufacturing market.

Würth Baer Supply Company CEO John Geraghty recently commented about the acquisition noting: “The Würth organization is extremely pleased to add the J&G Machinery team to our expanding woodworking machinery portfolio. J&G’s great employees, years of woodworking expertise, and focused customer orientation will be a fantastic addition to the overall Würth brand.”

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Virginia Tech Housing report May 2022

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for May 2022. These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

The housing report is a free service of Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the U.S. Forest Service. The reports are intended to help you gauge future business activity. All past housing reports are archived here.

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Machine Solutions LLC and Robotics Solutions LLC Announce New Service and Parts Manager

Jasper, IN - Machine Solutions LLC and Robotics Solutions LLC would like to welcome Carl Jones! Carl will serve as the Service and Parts Manager for both companies. 

Carl joins the Machine and Robotics Solutions teams with prolific technical service experience in the Wood and Composite Industries, specifically in the realm of CNC machinery.  As these companies continue to grow rapidly, they recognize the need to build their service support capabilities to better serve their customers with planned preventative maintenance and annual service contracts and solve technical issues in a timely fashion.

 

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Register for the JTC Webinar: 5 Practical QR Code Use Cases

The WMIA and WMMA Joint Technology Committee present #jtc27 - a series of short webinars covering technology that is affecting the Wood Machinery Industry.

The latest webinar in this series will cover several use cases for Quick Response (QR) codes that you can easily implement in your organization. From keeping documentation/service manuals up-to-date to creating easy, dynamic links to the latest standard operating procedures on the shop floor, to marketing and simple information exchanges, there are processes that could be made more efficient and more easily trackable by utilizing QR codes. The Joint Technology Committee will highlight these and other significant use cases of this fast-growing barcode technology.

We'll have a short Q&A afterward as well as a survey – and we would like your feedback as to what topics if any, you would like to see more presentations on in the future. It's free to attend - we hope you or one of your colleagues can join us!

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Virginia Tech Housing Report - March 2022

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for March 2022. These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

The housing report is a free service of Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the U.S. Forest Service. The reports are intended to help you gauge future business activity. All past housing reports are archived here.

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WMIA Presents 2020 and 2022 Wooden Globe Awards

May 5, 2022 – The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association (WMIA) honored its 2020 and 2022 Wooden Globe Awards, presented at the 2022 Woodworking Industry Conference, May 3-6 in the Bahamas. The recipients were as follows.

2022 Winners:

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Virginia Tech Housing Report - February 2022

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for February 2022. These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

The housing report is a free service of Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the U.S. Forest Service. The reports are intended to help you gauge future business activity. All past housing reports are archived here.

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Michael Battaglia, CAE, CNAP, MBA, Appointed to Chief Executive Officer of WMIA

Effective April 1, 2022, Michael Battaglia will take over the role of CEO of WMIA. Michael's role will include management of the day-to-day operations and team members of WMIA, as well as strategic planning and growth of the association as determined by the Board. Michael has 14 years of association management experience. He is very familiar with the existing WMIA team and will be able to step right in.

Michael currently holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential, the Certified Non-profit Accounting Professional (CNAP) credential, and an MBA from The George Washington University.

Donte Shannon, FASAE, CAE, made a personal decision to transition out of the CEO role to pursue other opportunities. We wish Donte the best in his future endeavors.

Virginia Tech Housing Report - January 2022

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for January 2022. These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

The housing report is a free service of Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the U.S. Forest Service. The reports are intended to help you gauge future business activity. All past housing reports are archived here.

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Virginia Tech Housing Report - December 2021

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for December 2021. These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

The housing report is a free service of Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the U.S. Forest Service. The reports are intended to help you gauge future business activity. All past housing reports are archived here.

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WMIA Chairman Presents ENME Students With WMIA Scholarship

Chairman of the Board, Pascal Doucet, Doucet Machineries, recently visited École Nationale du Meuble et de L’Ébénisterie and presented Maude Sophie Picard (2nd from the left) and Lorie Hebert (middle) with their WMIA 2021 scholarship awards. Also pictured: Guy Banville and Louis Gilbert, Educators/Trainers at ENME.

Virginia Tech Housing Report - November 2021

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for November 2021. These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

The housing report is a free service of Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the U.S. Forest Service. The reports are intended to help you gauge future business activity. All past housing reports are archived here.

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Titus acquires Precision Plastics, Columbia City, IN

Titus Group announces the acquisition of Precision Plastics in Columbia City, Indiana.

Precision Plastics brings over 60 years of manufacturing experience and a long history supplying the automotive sector. The combination will enhance Titus’ capabilities by providing added capacity to meet their current customers’ needs. Titus Group North America CEO Matthew Hurley says: “We have looked at opportunities to onshore more of our manufacturing in the United States for quite some time. We look forward to welcoming Precision Plastics’ team and supporting them with investment in current and new programs. The introduction of Titus Group’s proprietary zinc metal and automation capabilities will now enable us to develop a wider range of customer-specific solutions locally.”

In 2021 Titus Group provided over three billion connectors, and functional hardware components to the worldwide furniture, kitchen and appliance industries. Titus is a leader in OEM supply of damping engineering. Titus Group Chairman, Robert Appleby says: “Titus is no stranger to US manufacturing. In the 1980’s Titus established itself on the West Coast as a connector manufacturer for the RTA furniture industry. The addition of Precision Plastic’s experienced plastic engineering team to the Titus Group’s current US logistics center and customer support staff which have been established in the Midwest for many years enables us to introduce new products from new processes and enhance our delivery capabilities to all our North American customers.”

Virginia Tech Housing Report - October 2021

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for October 2021. These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

The housing report is a free service of Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the U.S. Forest Service. The reports are intended to help you gauge future business activity. All past housing reports are archived here.

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C.R. Onsrud USA founder has died from knee surgery complications

 

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WMIA News: November 2021

November 2021 Newsletter

Virginia Tech Housing Report - September 2021

Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service has published its housing market commentaries for September 2021. These commentaries contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market.

The housing report is a free service of Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the U.S. Forest Service. The reports are intended to help you gauge future business activity. All past housing reports are archived here.

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