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October 20, 2021

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Beckville Woodcrafts’ Award-Winning Style

An eye for style and dedication to craftsmanship earned Beckville Woodcrafts top honours at the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC) BC 30th Awards of Excellence. ... Read more.

Message From the Editor

This week, we have everything from the renovation of the oldest grocery store in North America to the future of 'phygital' kiosks in malls. While these two retail locations couldn't be more different, they both come down to expert design and execution.

– Grace Tatigian, Managing Editor


Latest News

Mereen Johnson Introduces 1905 Automation

Mereen-Johnson recently announced the launch of its newest division: 1905 Automation. Founded in 1905, Mereen-Johnson is launching 1905 Automation to broaden its reach within and beyond the wood industry. ... Read more.

imm cologne 2022 in a strong position

“imm cologne is returning in January 2022! It’s time for an exchange, and that’s why we, together with the interior design industry, want people to be able to experience our joint business and lifestyle platform – imm cologne – ... Read more.

Wages up 4.6% over two years

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, wage changes have been strongly influenced by unprecedented changes in the composition of employment, including disproportionate decreases in employment ... Read more.

Oldest grocery store gets a facelift

The oldest grocery store in North America, J.A. Moisan, was built in 1846. The store had never been renovated, but the property’s new owner, Donna Willet, wanted to give it a fresh look. The project ended up winning ... Read more.



AWMAC BC winners: Commercial under $500K

On September 23, AWMAC BC announced their 2021 Awards of Excellence Winners. Categories included: commercial over $500K, commercial under $500K, export, and private residences. The organization also recognized ... Read more.


Latest Products

ATOMIC Compact Series Lineup Expands

DEWALT adds to the growing ATOMIC Compact Series™ 20V MAX portfolio with a new 20V MAX ¼” 3-Speed Impact Driver (DCF850), 20V MAX ½”. Impact Wrench with Hog Ring Anvil (DCF921), 20V MAX ½” Impact Wrench ... Read more.

Aventos range of lift systems

Blum’s Aventos lift systems bring top-quality motion to wall cabinets. Even large and heavy fronts open with ultimate ease. Aventos is especially practical because it gives users easy access to the contents ... Read more.


Law, Design, Technology

Artitalia Group inc. brings phygital kiosk to Carrefour Laval

Montreal-based manufacturer Artitalia Group Inc. has designed and manufactured the first-ever unmanned kiosk for Denim Society. Always at the forefront of innovation, ... Read more.

Canfor invests in biofuel plant

Canfor recently announced its bold ambition to become a leader in sustainability. This vision includes commitments to sustainable forestry, a stronger focus on safety, health, wellness, inclusion, and diversity amongst ... Read more.

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Latest Events

November 1 - 6, Woodworking Technology Days, Toronto, ON

November 2, Secure Funding for Hiring & Training, Online

November 10, AWMAC BC General Membership Meeting, Coquitlam, BC

November 16, Top Grants for Ontario Businesses in 2021, Online

December 1-3, International Wood Construction Conference, Innsbruck, Austria

January 17-23, imm cologne, Cologne, Germany

February 1-4, Eurobois 2022, Lyon, France

February 8 - 10, KBIS, Orlando, FL

March 14 - 17, Fimma, Fenavinho, Brazil

June 7 - 12, AWMAC National Convention, Calgary, AB


Contributors wanted! We’re always looking for contributing writers and stories for our newsletter. If you have something you’d like to share with readers and want more details, please email Grace at

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