BECK LignoLoc® wins IWF Challengers Award 2018


Atlanta, GA

LignoLoc® - Collated Wooden Nails has now won a product award for the first time in the USA – the Challengers Award 2018 of the International Woodworking Fair 2018 in Atlanta.

The Winners of the 2018 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award were announced Aug. 22 during the International Woodworking Fair.  The Challengers Award promotes the development of innovative new technology in woodworking machinery, supplies, furniture, kitchen cabinets, architectural woodwork, store fixture, upholstery, specialty items and general wood product industries.

Beginning with 76 entries, a panel of 10 judges representing all facets of the woodworking industries, whittled the list to 23 finalists, before making their final judging on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The award ceremony took place directly at the booths of the winners.

Art Raymond of A.G. Raymond & Co. was the Challengers Award chairman. Joining Raymond in judging were: Dale Adams, Marvin Windows & Doors; Joe Baggett, Wisenbaker Builder Svcs Inc.; Perry Fails, Dura Supreme Cabinetry; Erik Fetzer, Fetzer Architectural Woodwork; Bob Harold, Canyon Furniture; Marlin Horst, Premier Custom Built; Richard Pyle, Northland Forest Products; and Jay Streau, Eggers Industries.

Raymond also credited IWF's JP Roberts and staff, as well as professors and students from Pittsburgh State University, for their assistance.

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