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In Proportion
Tell Me What You Want—How to Get Your Clients Talking
Mary-Carel Verden
9/22/2014 1:26:09 AM

The quickest way to a padded cell for those of us who do design work is to have a client who can tell you all day want they DON’T want, but are in...

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The Green Challenge
Adhesion—Part 1
David Jackson
9/21/2014 11:08:07 PM

Adhesion is important to the durability of the coatings used on wood substrates. Without good adhesion of the coating to the wood surface, t...

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Google My Business
Russ Lee
8/22/2014 4:00:00 PM

A New, Free Marketing Tool From Google Geared to Newbies Always eager for the slightest opportunity to insinuate itself into your life at every level...

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Business Practices
Silos Aren't Only on Farms
Dave Grubb
9/5/2014 4:00:00 PM

Silos commonly exist within companies and unlike storage silos they have no value; to the contrary, they are both a disruptive and expensive ...

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Bryze Joins Rudd Company, Inc. New Midwest Regional Manager/Training Manager for Rudd Wood Finishes

Rudd Company, Inc., a leader in Wood Finishes, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Bryze as Midwest Regional Manager/Training Manager for the Wood Finishes business unit of Rudd Company, Inc. In his new position Ron will be responsible for further developing the Rudd Wood Finish training program and working with Rudd Distribution partners in the Midwest. Ron Bryze is an industrial engineer with a 38 year background in the woodworking industry. A third‐generation woodworker, he started a woodworking business in the early 70s catering to high‐profile clients and prestigious architectural and design firms. The styles of his ultra‐high‐end furniture and cabinetry ranged from modern to hand carved period reproductions. He gained national exposure with commissions that included the Library of Congress, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and several historic residences designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The key element in all of his work was the finish. Bryze often found himself developing finishing schedules replicating the 18th Century one day and the 21st Century the next. In his most recent position Bryze was the Wood Finishes Manager for a market‐leading wood finishes distributor in the Chicago, IL area.


Tom Parker Joins Rudd Company, Inc.

Rudd Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Parker as Vice President of Sales. Parker brings over 15 years of executive sales management experience in the coatings industry, with a strong focus in the wood finishes segment in both floor finishes and lacquer.


AWFS Fair to Highlight Plastics at the 2015 Event

AWFS® Fair will be placing a special emphasis on plastics and plastics fabrication during its next Fair that will take place July 22 – 25, 2015. Although these products have been featured in past editions of the show, companies displaying plastic-related products will now be highlighted on the AWFS® Fair website, in the AWFS® Fair directory, and will have designated markers within their booths. This will be done in order to make it easy for buyers that are specifically looking for these products to locate them on the show floor. There are also plans to add an educational element to the College of Woodworking Knowledge® (CWWK®) that will be announced when the educational programs are revealed in early 2015. In addition, Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®) plans to implement a comprehensive targeted marketing campaign within the plastics sector in order to inform and encourage buyers to attend the 2015 event. According to Stiles Machinery’s Dan Hershberger, the 2015 trade show chair, “This is a really focused effort on behalf of AWFS®, to address a market that we believe will present the Fair with additional growth in 2015 as well as future events, in addition to adding value for both our exhibitors and buyers.” more..

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Masterwood Announces Masterwood AMERICA Partnership

Following considerable research and planning, Masterwood, based in Italy, has forged a new venture with Scott Kauphusman of Machine Tool Camp. The new company, Masterwood AMERICA, has been established to ensure stability, technical expertise, and depth of experience for both customers and distributors. By embedding Masterwood within an existing company, Masterwood AMERICA customers can be assured of an already successful infrastructure and staff that is crucial to a seamless re-entry into the U.S. market.


AWI Design Solutions Magazine Released

The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) has released the summer 2014 edition of their official journal, Design Solutions Magazine. The publication offers in depth features and resources including a technical article and a Product Showcase.


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Closed Pore Finishes: Don’t Forget About Grain Filler
Bob Bein
9/22/2014 12:36:00 PM

For small and medium sizes projects, consider using a sometimes forgotten solution— grain filler. Grain filler has been used in the wood finishing pro...

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Step Panel Basics
Diane Shattuck
9/22/2014 1:13:20 AM

Last month I had the pleasure to be a part of the Finishing Symposium held in Atlanta at the IWF Show hosted by and IWF. The sympo...

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An Introduction to Finishing with Shellac
Mac Simmons
9/22/2014 2:11:40 AM

I write this article hoping that I may enlighten some readers about finishing with shellac and I hope that they will find something’s of interest in ...

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Collaboration in Manufacturing
John Howell
9/29/2014 9:29:29 AM

Over the past century, the manufacture of a wood product has incorporated value-added participation by more than one company. This added val...

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