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IWF 2022 Challengers Award® Finalists Announced


June 16, 2022 | Bill Esler

Atlanta, GA—Twenty finalists were selected from a field of 86 entries in the 2022 IWF Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award® competition.

The world-renowned IWF Challengers Award recognizes innovation in products, services, or manufacturing techniques that will advance the woodworking industry overall.

A panel of nine distinguished judges—all recognized professionals drawn from across the industry landscape—reviewed and analyzed each entry. From the original field of 86 IWF 2022 Challengers Award contestants, these 20 finalists will perform live demonstrations for the judges’ review on Monday, August 22, the day prior to the opening of the IWF 2022.

Judges will then render final decisions, selecting seven winners based on the demonstrations. These winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 23, opening day of IWF 2022. All 20 Challengers Award finalists will remain on display in The Challengers Award Gallery throughout the duration of the show.

The 20 Contestants advancing to the select rank of Finalist are, in alphabetical order:

Altendorf Group America, Inc. | Hand Guard

BACCI America, Inc. | 5-Axis CNC Machining Center with Disappearing Jig-Less Clamps

BACCI America, Inc. | CNC Turning Lathe with 4 Vertical Spindles

BACCI America, Inc. | Robotic Feed System for High Volume Batch One Outside Profile/Sand Process

Biesse America | T-Jet: Dust Mitigation System

Felder Group USA | glueBox

Felder Group USA | PCS (Preventative Contact System)

Guffey Systems | PivotLine™

Guffey Systems | PivotPoint™

Kiwi Vision LLC | The Morgan Square

Lentz Machinery Group/PADE USA | New Turning and Sanding Mill 

Northtech Machine, LLC | iDovetail

Northtech Machine, LLC | L5 No Lock SLR Fence

Salice America, Inc. | Bifold Door System

Salice America, Inc. | CQ Full Access Hinge

Taylor / Cameron / JLT | Cameron Automation Rack & Stack Flooring Nester

Topp Line Incorporated | The Blind Stapler

Voorwood Company | A5615 Stile and Rail Machine

Weinig Holz-Her North America | SafeDetect Radar System for CNC Machines

WoodTech Sales (Pty) Ltd | TruCut Automated Panel Saw Fence


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