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