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October 27, 2021

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Gold level quality: Stirling Woodworks

It was a celebration of woodworking excellence during the 2021 AWMAC BC Awards on September 21. Among the night’s biggest winners was Stirling Woodworks Ltd., which took home a total of five awards for its work, ... Read more.

Message From the Editor

The more people I speak to, the more it seems that those who embraced innovation and change have flourished in their business during the pandemic. But for those who didn't, they've had a lot of challenges. Despite all the successful companies we profile, Stats Canada tells us that wood product sales are down 17.1% across the country.

– Grace Tatigian, Managing Editor


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For Grass, environmental protection is a fundamental corporate objective. The company pursues the goal of preventing or reducing environmental impacts at their very source. This means adopting an integrated approach to ... Read more.

Latest News

South Shore Industries invests $2.8M in Coaticook plant

South Shore Industries will invest $2.8 million in its Coaticook plant to purchase new flexible and automated drilling equipment, which is expected to be operational, ... Read more.

Employment rates and vaccination

In September, employment reached its February 2020 level for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the employment rate remained 0.9 percentage points lower than in February, ... Read more.

WTD coming soon

The Canadian Woodworking Machinery Distributors Association (CWMDA) will be hosting their Woodworking Technology Days (WTD) from November 1st to 6th from 9:00 to 5:00 each day. CWMDA announced that they ... Read more.

US Manufacturing Technology Orders Surge

Orders for manufacturing technology in August 2021 totaled $560 million, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. ... Read more.

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Wood product sales fall 17.1%

Statistics Canada recently announced in their August 2021 Monthly Survey of Manufacturing that following a 1.2% decline in July, manufacturing sales increased 0.5% to $60.3 billion in August, on higher sales of petroleum, ... Read more.


Latest Products

Pin storage system

Salice’s Pin storage system allows the most flexible and creative arrangement of bottles, knives, shelves, items of clothing, and accessories. It now features a special surface treatment with a soft touch effect. ... Read more.

WEB-CAB Releases Version 21

WEB-CAB version 21 brings you changes inspired by feedback from real manufacturers who’ve been using and testing the product throughout this challenging last year. Planit Canada is proud to resell this robust MES software ... Read more.


Design / Business / Technology

Producing Tools for the Woodworking Industry

The perfect woodworking cutting tool means something different to every customer. Unlike metalworking, woodworking cutting tools are usually unique to an application, so their variations are endless. Woodworking customers, ... Read more.

AWMAC BC winners: export, private residences, and students

On September 23, AWMAC BC announced their 2021 Awards of Excellence Winners. Categories included: commercial over $500K, commercial under $500K, export, ... 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

February 24-26, WMS, Toronto, ON

March 14-17, Fimma Fenavinho, Brazil


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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