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    Moulding and millwork professionals united for a time of networking, tours and a tradeshow last week in Lancaster, Pa. The event, sponsored by the Moulding and Millwork Producers Association, featured two evenings of information exchange receptions with the latest industry technologies and products from suppliers. Craig Young of TLC Moulding sees the event as important [...]

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