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Making Woodworking Machines Energy Efficient

By Mark Brownhill Posted: 07/01/2011 2:00AM

Simple steps to save energy — and money — in the plant.

Biomass research gains ground: $42 million granted

By Karen Koenig Posted: 05/31/2011 2:00AM

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy (DOE) have earmarked $42 million to help fund eight research projects in bioenergy and biobased products, including the harvest, transport and preprocessing of biomass feedstocks.

Green Conference Attracts Wood Industry Leaders

Posted: 03/06/2011 2:00AM

Corey Brinkema, president of the Forest Stewardship Council and Rick Cantrell, vice president and COO of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, are among the presenters scheduled to speak at the 3rd Dollars & Sense of Going Green Conference, March 17-18.

Industry Rallies Around 3rd Green Conference

Posted: 12/08/2010 2:00AM

The two-day seminar program includes a networking reception and tabletop displays.

Lumberyard: Plywood from Plantations

By Bill Esler Posted: 08/10/2010 2:00AM

Weyerhaeuser Hardwoods has introduced Lumin, a line of hardwood and softwood plywood, which it says gives contractors and other users of plywood panels a high quality environmentally responsible sourced plywood. Derived from plantation-grown eucalyptus and pine, the panels are available in a selection of grades and lay-up configurations.

Kimball Office’s Coating Advance Enables Mighty Miters

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/14/2010 2:00AM

Kimball Office, a unit of $1.2 billion Kimball International, serves market segments where highly functional interiors intersect with top quality design. “We are in a fashion industry,” explains Kent Reyling, director, market education for Kimball Office. “But we have to make things that are practical.” 

Sustainable Wood Usage Helps to Sustain a Community

By Karen Koenig Posted: 06/02/2010 2:00AM

With each piece of outdoor furniture it sells, Jensen Leisure Furniture helps support more than its staff of employees — it helps to sustain a community.

Pyramid’s Recipe for Success

By Karen Koenig Posted: 05/05/2010 2:00AM

Mix pigments or dyes with water. Using a spray gun, apply onto the substrate and allow to dry.

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