With Acquisitions, Awards, Announcements and Innovations, this month in Woodworking is definitely carving a solid start to the year…

1. Jeld-Wen Acquires Breezway

Jeld-Wen—one of the world’s largest manufacturers of windows and doors—recently expanded their family of brands in Australia. According to reports, the American corporation, which is currently operating in 19 different countries through hundreds of manufacturing facilities, bought Breezway, a Brisbane-based maker of commercial and residential louver window systems in an undisclosed deal. For more information, head over to Woodworkingnetwork.com.

2. Micronair Fights Woodworking Dust Safety Issues With Innovative Extraction Systems

Micronair, Australia, a well-known filtration systems company, offers much-needed dust extraction system services for woodworking machines that have high extraction volumes. Unlike its competitors who use conventional air flow components, systems offered by Micronair are packed with innovative features such as their CLEANFLOW technology which ensures all-round efficiency and reduced machine footprint. According to the firm’s director, these systems are important in the industry because a lot of woodworking equipment produces dust and waste that can be harmful to both people and machines.  To read the full article, visit Menafn.com.

3. Upcoming Brisbane Event: Timber & Working with Wood Show

Timber & Working with Wood Show will soon open their gates to home do-it-yourself enthusiasts and weekend hobbyists alike. The 3-day event—which will take place from May 26 to May 28, 2017 at the RNA Showgrounds—is Australia’s premier exhibition for woodworking. It is something to look forward to since a wide range of innovations and products—including new hand tools, woodturning, lathes, cutting machines, and molding equipment, to name a few—will be showcased. Read more about this upcoming expo at Impressiveexhibitions.com.au.

4. Industry Leader, Carbatec to Support and Attend 2017 Wood Shows

Carbatec, a leading retailer of woodworking machinery and tools, is holding several industry events this year. Recently, company personnel confirmed their participation in the upcoming Newcastle Timber & Working with Wood Show, which will be held on March 3 to April 2, 2017 in Newcastle. Based in Australia and New Zealand, the company will also be present at the Brisbane Timber & Working with Wood Show, the Sydney Timber & Working with Wood Show, and the Melbourne Timber & Working with Wood Show. For more information, head over to Carbatec.com.au.

5. Local Artisan’s Futuristic Furniture Design Wins Award at Prestigious Show

Jody Fletcher, a local artisan who has lived in Australia for 34 years, has just crafted a modern piece of art that has won “Third Best Overall Entry” at the prestigious Kerr Arts and Cultural Center’s 17th Annual Furniture Show in Texas, which was held from October 27 – December 2, 2016. Named “Educating Elroy,” the masterpiece is an oval-shaped desk that comes with PVC spears on the edges, an infinite mirror at the center, and accent lighting. Find out more about Jody Fletcher’ award-winning creation at Seguingazette.com.

6. WA Wood Show 2017 Dates Set

Essential information has just been released about this year’s WA Wood Show, a one-of-a-kind event that allows woodworking enthusiasts to discover what is new, trending, and fashionable in the industry. This three-day event (August 4 to 6, 2017) is going to be held at the Claremont Showground Exhibition Centre—the same venue as last year’s show. Continue reading about the upcoming WA Wood Show at Wawoodshow.com.au.

7. Carbatec Lines up Free In-Store Demonstrations

Professional woodworking machinery retailer, Carbatec, is hosting free in-store woodworking demonstrations. The last two demos for January will happen on the 21st and 28th in their Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney stores. These demonstrations should attract operators of different backgrounds since they could help take a variety of skills to the next level, along with giving them the chance to interact with local professional woodworkers. For the complete run-down of demo schedules and information, visit Carbatec.com.au.

8. Albany International to Release Financial Results Soon

Albany International Pty Ltd, an advanced, global textiles and materials processing company, announced that they will release their fourth-quarter financial reports on February 8th, 2017. The company will also hold a webcast on February 9th via their Investor Relations website to discuss the figures. Get all the facts by reading the press release at businesswire.com.

9. Bosch Takes its Services to the Next Level with a New Acquisition

Bosch, a global power tools and accessories manufacturer that has three locations in Australia, is taking innovative steps to strengthen their position in the market. Notably, they have recently acquired ITK Engineering AG for an undisclosed amount. Consequently, ITK Engineering AG becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bosch GmbH, but still remains an independent firm with its own brand. More details about this significant development can be found at Bosch.com.au.

10. The Countdown to the Much-Awaited AWISA 2018 is on!

Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association (AWISA)—one of the largest trade shows for the timber as well as furniture industries in Australia and New Zealand—have just announced that their 2018 exhibition will be held at ICC Sydney on July 4–7 and will be held at Australia’s premiere exhibition and convention centre—ICC Sydney. This event is a must-see for anyone who is looking forward to become acquainted in today’s ever evolving woodworking sector. Learn more about this exciting event at Awisa.com.

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