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  • Blame John Ratzenberger for Woodstock
    by karlforth on July 20, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    You can blame John Ratzenberger for the decline in technical education and people going into manufacturing and trade jobs. Why?  He helped build the stage at the 1969 Woodstock music festival in upstate New York. In the AWFS Fair Keynote […]

  • Woodworking Network Finishing Symposium at AWFS Fair July 18
    by karlforth on May 11, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    LAS VEGAS -- What is new in wood finishing? A full-day finishing symposium before the 2017 AWFS Fair will explore new technologies and best methods that you can use in your business. Newer finishes such as polyester, polyurethane and UV finishes will be […]

  • EBC briefings focus on technical, management issues
    by karlforth on March 6, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    DETROIT, Mich. - This year’s Executive Briefing Conference offers a wide range of technical and management briefings in addition to the featured speakers and plant tours. EBC will be held in Detroit April 23 to 25. LEARN MORE & REGISTER The […]

  • WMMA cancels Charlotte regional meeting due to protest activity
    by karlforth on September 23, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    CHARLOTTE-- Due to the current protest activity in Charlotte and much consideration for the safety and welfare of WMMA members, WMMA has reported that next week’s regional meeting has been cancelled. WMMA will now be holding board and committee […]

  • Furniture maker Vivian Beer won the 2nd season of Ellen's Design Challenge
    by michaellebradford on March 9, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Vivian Beer, a New England furniture maker/designer, won the second season of HGTV's "Ellen's Design Challenge." Beer, owner of Vivian Beer Studio Works located in Manchester, New Hampshire, will receive a $100,000 grand prize and a feature in HGTV's […]

  • NeoCon set for June 13-15 at Merchandise Mart in Chicago
    by karlforth on February 2, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    NeoCon, the global platform for commercial interiors, will mark its 48th year this June 13-15 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The three-day tradeshow and conference highlights hundreds of leading exhibitors in workplace, healthcare, hospitality, […]

  • New solid wood furniture for home office designed for movement
    by karlforth on January 22, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    A new line of space-saving office and work furniture for the home or small office is designed to be flexible and allow maximum freedom in the choice of healthy working positions for its users. Founder and entrepreneur Axel Koehler was impressed by the […]

  • Combustible dust on back burner for 2016?
    by karlforth on January 18, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is not likely to push forward on a comprehensive combustible dust standard in 2016 due to the complexity of the hazard and an already robust regulatory agenda, according to a report by Brian Dabbs in […]

  • Zigzag reclaimed wood made from shipping crates
    by karlforth on January 14, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Viridian Reclaimed Wood announced the introduction of Zigzag, a new line of affordable reclaimed wood paneling derived from shipping crates, according to Viridian co-owner Joe Mitchoff. Zigzag features heavy patina and includes some […]

  • First urban forest conference set for March 18
    by karlforth on January 12, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    The first Bringing the Urban Forest Full Circle Conference will be held Friday, March 18 at Hamburger University in Oak Brook, Illinois. The full-day event is being organized by the Illinois Wood Utilization Team. It will include more than a dozen […]

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