04 Sep Now Anyone Can Access Some of the World’s Best Woodworking Equipment
It’s called The Generator, and it’s located at Congdon Yards in High Point, North Carolina. It’s a facility that is stocked with state-of-the-art SCM woodworking machinery, and it’s slated to open to the industry at a Grand Opening on October 18th and 19th.
This is going to be a place “where innovators bring their boldest ideas to life”.
Developed in partnership with SCM Woodworking Technology, the new facility makes industrial-grade woodworking machinery accessible to all furniture designers and makers, interior designers, and architects as well as small, medium, and large woodshops. With access to this world-class equipment, designers can create anything they can conceive. Entrepreneurs and innovators can turn their most daring ideas into prototypes and get to production faster and more economically than ever. Woodshops can use The Generator to expand their product offering, or they can knock out one-off pieces for which they don’t want to stop in-house production. And it’s not just machines. The Material ConneXion offers access to 10,000 materials including product samples for everything from textiles and fibers to powders and coatings. And with a self-service setup, visitors can browse materials and contact textile manufacturers for purchasing options whenever they feel inspired.
It’s the only facility of its kind in the nation.
Congdon Yards is owned by the family business Old Dominion Freight Line, which grew from a single truck running a 94-mile route from Richmond to Norfolk, Virgina into a multibillion-dollar global freight leader. The Congdon family and the Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation has undertaken a philanthropic commitment here that exceeds $40 million dollars.
The Grand Opening of The Generator in October will feature furniture market keynote speakers, ongoing live custom demonstrations, and an industry social networking mixer.
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