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Woodworking: One Woman's Journey to a Technical Profession

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/27/2015 3:48PM

While women in woodworking are becoming more common, Heather Hull-Scarpelli stands out for the less-traditional role she holds in the workplace – that of a technical sales specialist.


Masco Cabinetry's Jennifer Wolff a Rising ISM Supply Chain Star

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 02/01/2015 4:30PM

Defining a New Generation: Meet the "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars" - ThomasNet and ISM Honor 30 Role Models with Extraordinary Accomplishments


A Woodworker’s Reflects on Things Learned and 2015 Opportunities

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 01/27/2015 2:36PM

Brooks Gentleman reflects on the opportunities and challenges in the wood industry as well as what to look for in 2015.


5 Principles for Any Woodworking Shop

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/16/2015 9:00AM

Steve Maxwell in the Ottawa Citizen wrote an article a while back (unfortunately the link has expired) about 5 basic principles that apply to anyone in a shop. It’s well worth the read and I have to agree with him. Here’s my summary of what he said:




Recruiting Employees Gets Tougher As More Firms Hire

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 01/13/2015 3:49PM

More firms are hiring, but the challenges are increasing. "Recruiting is definitely the most difficult part of the hiring process. To find a promising candidate with a strong work ethic is no easy task," says Mark Whalen of Las Vegas Kitchen Cabinets Company.


MasterBrand Cabinets Seeks Production Managers for Multiple Sites

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/02/2015 1:54PM

MasterBrand Cabinets is seeking production management at multiple sites, including a plant superintendent for the third shift in Arthur, IL, a production supervisor in Talladega, AL, and a quality service and delivery manager in Jasper, IN.


Wood Industry Thought Leadership: 2014's Smartest Ideas

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/30/2014 12:15PM

We've recapped 2014's most-viewed wood industry news, top manufacturing technologies; the trendiest woodworking projects, and most-clicked how-to articles; most sought-after design and material trends. Here's a look at 2014's smartest ideas.


Cuba: Will Wood Products Industries Soon See Opportunity?

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/21/2014 1:05PM

In Cuba, wood industry opportunities will have to wait until Congress acts on trade restrictions. With diplomatic relations normalized last week by the White House, it's likely tourism will grow, affecting U.S. hospitality furniture manufacturers.


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