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Company Donates Drill to Appalachian

Julius Blum Inc., in eastern Lincoln County recently donated a drill press to Appalachian State University’s furniture studies program. The drill press is used for installing cabinetry hardware. Denise Grohs, who teaches an advanced woodworking course in the Department of Technology, helped secure the gift valued at $3,300. “This will allow students to use the most commonly used contemporary door hinges in their projects and create cabinetry type projects in the same manner as is used in the industry,” she said. The drill press also will allow students to do line boring, an aspect of 32mm cabinetry, which is a European style of cabinet making that has taken over a segment of the U.S. market, she said. Julius Blum Inc. is a leading manufacturer of functional hardware for the cabinet and furniture industry specializing in concealed hinges and drawer runner systems. Blum’s manufacturing and distribution complex supplies the North American market through a network of 130 distributors.