Rind Routing uses their Thermwood CNC Routers to assist in the COVID-19 crisis

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Jun 04, 2020

Tags: Thermwood, Model 43, CNC Router, Model 40, MTR 21, Rind Routing, Covid-19, ppe

Rind Routing uses their Thermwood CNC Routers to assist in the COVID-19 crisis

Thermwood machine owner Rind Routing, (www.rindrouting.co.za) located in South Africa, was initially devastated to be forced to close down their business due to COVID-19.  According to owner, Rayno von Schlicht, “Although the initial feeling was that this wouldn’t last very long, as a business owner, I was terribly concerned of the knock-on effect that a three week down-time would have on my business”

After the first week of the shut-down passed, Mr. von Schlicht noticed the 3D-printing “maker-community” designing face shield brackets and distributing them to first responders.  He was intrigued by the idea and thought that Rind Routing could do something similar on a larger scale.

They located a dental distributor who loved their design, and after some small tweaks, developed a PPE product to manufacture on their three Thermwood CNC routers (Model 40, Model 43 and MTR 21) that was not just effective and comfortable for the end-user, but also allowed Rind Routing to return to work as an essential service!

PPE face shield created by Rind Routing on their Thermwood CNC routers

PPE face shield created by Rind Routing on their Thermwood CNC routers

According to von Schlicht “Since first starting this new venture, we have been able to churn out 5,000 face shields on our Thermwood Routers within three weeks and still have orders pouring in for more!  This is proof to me that with a little vision & creativity, the willingness to try something new, and of course the correct tools to do so, you can achieve great things!”

PPE face shield created by Rind Routing on their Thermwood CNC routers

PPE face shield created by Rind Routing on their Thermwood CNC routers

Thermwood MTR 21 at Rind Routing
Thermwood MTR 21 at Rind Routing

Thermwood is a US based company with dealers and distributors worldwide.  In addition to machine manufacturing and software development, Thermwood has a technical service organization that provides support, machine installation, training, retrofits, custom programming and production assistance.  Please visit www.thermwood.com, call 1-800-533-6901 or email sales@thermwood.com for more information.

2019 Thermwood Dealer Conference and Awards Dinner

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Apr 15, 2019

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Dealer Conference, Tech Con, AAI, 2019, Rind Routing, Process & Production Equipment

Thermwood Dealers participate in the 2019 Dealer Conference at our headquarters in Dale, IN

We recently held our 2019 Dealer Conference at our headquarters in Dale, IN. The purpose of this annual event is to get all of our domestic and international dealers together in informative sessions to discuss sales strategies and also to present the exciting changes and new products we plan to release in the next year.

Awards Dinner and Fun

Of course, the conference isn't all work and no play!  It also gives everyone a chance to socialize and catch up on news, as well as the opportunity to award our top sellers special prizes at the awards dinner.  We also had a birthday celebration this year!

Thermwood dealer Dave White with his Birthday cake!Thermwood Dealer Dave White with his "30th" Birthday cake

Huge Pork Chop during Thermwood 2019 Dealer Awards Dinner
Yum!  Huge pork chop at the Thermwood Dealer Awards Dinner


Some of our employees and dealers also entertained with music and singing. 

South African Dealer Rayno Von Schlicht playing guitar at the 2019 Thermwood Dealer Conference Awards Dinner
South African Dealer Rayno Von Schlicht

Thermwood Dealer Dave White playing guitar at the 2019 Thermwood Dealer Conference Awards Dinner
Thermwood Dealer Dave White

Turkish Dealer Mengu Arslanoglu and Thermwood's Duane Marrett playing guitar at the 2019 Thermwood Dealer Conference Awards Dinner
Turkish Dealer Mengu Arslanoglu and Thermwood's Duane Marrett


Top Sales Awards for 2018 

This year, our top dealership was Automation Associates, Inc.  Second and third places went to Tech Conn and Process & Production Equipment.  The award for top International Sales went to Rind Routing out of South Africa.  Congratulations, guys!

First Place - 2018 Sales

1st Place AAI

Pictured above are: (l-r) Jason Susnjara (VP Marketing for Thermwood), Mark Drone (Automation Associates, Inc) and Dennis Palmer (VP Sales for Thermwood).


 Second Place - 2018 Sales

2nd Place Tech Conn

Pictured above are: (l-r) Jason Susnjara (VP Marketing for Thermwood), Glenn Suss (Tech Conn) and Dennis Palmer (VP Sales for Thermwood).


 Third Place - 2018 Sales

3rd Place Process and Production Equipment

Pictured above (l-r) are: Jason Susnjara (VP Marketing for Thermwood), Bob Varwig and Kevin Varwig (Process & Production Equipment) and Dennis Palmer (VP Sales for Thermwood).


 Top International Dealer - 2018 Sales

Top International Sales - Rind Routing

Pictured above are: (l-r) Jason Susnjara (VP Marketing for Thermwood), Rayno Von Schlicht (Rind Routing Services - South Africa) and Dennis Palmer (VP Sales for Thermwood).


LSAM Demonstration

Thermwood personnel, domestic and international dealers attend an LSAM demonstration on our trainer machine during the 2019 Dealer Conference.

Thermwood personnel, domestic and international dealers attend an LSAM demonstration on our trainer machine during the 2019 Dealer Conference.

Thermwood personnel, domestic and international dealers attend an LSAM demonstration on our trainer machine during the 2019 Dealer Conference.


 Cut Center Demonstration

Thermwood personnel, domestic and international dealers also attended a Cut Center demonstration during the 2019 Dealer Conference.

Thermwood personnel, domestic and international dealers also attended a Cut Center demonstration during the 2019 Dealer Conference.

Thermwood personnel, domestic and international dealers also attended a Cut Center demonstration during the 2019 Dealer Conference.