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WMMA Members Named Winners of 5 of 7 Challenger Awards

 Friday, August 22, 2014

wmmaThe Wood Machinery Manufacturers of America (WMMA), the national trade association for those who make machinery, cutting tools and supplies for the woodworking industry, has announced that products made by several of its members were named winners of Challenger Awards. A total of seven awards were made; of those, five recipients were WMMA members.

The awards program honors innovation in the woodworking industry. Winners were announced today at the 2014 International Woodworking Fair (IWF) which is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, August 20-23.

WMMA members whose products won the prestigious awards program are as follows. The products are named as well:

Aiken Development LLC/Aiken Controls: nDepth 3D Sensor
Castle, Inc.: Pocket Cutter/Screw Inserter
Graco Inc.: ProMix PD2K
Thermwood Corporation: Cut Center
Timesavers, LLC: Automatic Opposed Self Centering Knife Planer

The Challengers Awards program is internationally recognized as one of the industry’s highest honors in recognizing advancements in technology, process or significant contributions to environmental improvement in the woodworking industry. It challenges IWF exhibiting companies to develop forward-thinking technology in machinery, materials, supplies, manufacturing techniques, services and safety.

“WMMA is very proud to congratulate those members whose products were named winners of Challenger Awards this year,” noted Jamison Scott, WMMA’s president. “These products represent the best innovations in the industry – something for which WMMA has long been known. We are also very pleased to see that WMMA member companies comprised a majority of the winners

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