Stiles Machinery announced that Rolla
Technical Institute recently acquired a
Weeke Vantech CNC router to provide
RTI students with the opportunity to
learn the basics of CNC machining.
Located in Rolla, Mo., RTI is an
education service of Rolla Public Schools
that encourages students to seek further
career-related or technical training. RTI’s
Wood Manufacturing and Design program includes “hands-on” experiences
in the areas of conventional machining, residential cabinetmaking, assembly and
finishing. Students actively participate in the design, planning and fabrication of a
variety of wood products. The Weeke router is the school’s first CNC machine.
“We are excited to offer our students the chance to learn how to operate a
CNC machine,” said Robert Studdard, RTI cabinetmaking instructor.
Stiles and Rolla were to host a free open house event to showcase the
Missouri school, its Wood Manufacturing and Design program and the Weeke
Vantech CNC router.
Missouri technical school acquires Weeke CNC
from Stiles Machinery
RTI shows off the Weeke CNC
it recently acquired from Stiles
Association holds May
Midwest Regional event
In May, nearly 40 members and guests
gathered at Superior Wood Products facility in Leavenworth, Kan., for
the latest Cabinet Makers Association
Midwest Regional event.
The day-long event was structured
around an interactive pricing workshop,
which gave those in attendance the
opportunity to earn two continuing
education unit credits toward CMA’s
future certification program. CMA’s Art
of Pricing Profitably workshop was led
by Brian Dirks, CMA board of direc-
tors, who walked attendees through
spreadsheet pricing. Another highlight
from the event was John Murphy, of
KCD Software, and his discussion on
“Turning the Recession to Your