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Job of the Day: Cabinet Shop Supervisor, St. Louis

Posted By Matt Schumake | Posted: 08/13/2014 7:00AM

Triad Manufacturing is seeking a cabinet shop supervisor with 10 years in the woodworking industry with supervisory experience and CNC experience to oversee second shift manufacturing operations


Made in America 2014: Wood Production is Growing

By Karen Koenig Posted: 08/05/2014 3:33PM

Wood plant expansions & reshoring accelerate. U.S. manufacturing continues to rise, with industrial production up 4.3 percent in June compared to the same period a year ago, according to recent figures from the Federal Reserve.


Converting Plywood Remnants into Throughput

Posted: 07/30/2014 2:06PM

In order to be able to manage, keep and consider available remnants from stock in daily production plans, manufacturers must adopt a method to minimize the significant overhead involved in the management of remnants inventory.


Preventative Maintenance Tips for Woodworking Machines

Posted: 03/27/2014 3:51PM

Listed are six preventative maintenance steps to help keep your woodworking machinery running, and your plant productive.




Metering Moisture in Wood Products

Posted: 03/27/2014 2:40PM

It is not enough to use lumber at 6-8% moisture content when producing cabinets and furniture. Lumber interacts with the surrounding air so a product may not stay within that range if the surrounding relative humidity is not kept between 30-50% at around 70F. Changes in moisture content are often accompanied by shrinking, warping and cupping.


Machinery Bearings Best Practices: Facts & Fiction

By Ian A. Rubin Posted: 03/27/2014 1:11PM

Are your machine's bearings making you spin your wheels? Here are some installation, application and lubrication facts and fiction.


Identifying Wood Dust Hazards in the Shop

By Johannes Lottermann, Dr.-Ing Posted: 03/27/2014 12:08PM

Tips to help wood products manufacturers identify and protect against wood dust explosion hazards in the shop.


Shellac Bugs at Work, Sauder's IKEA Cabinets in Top 10 Stories

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/27/2014 12:01PM

Shellac bugs, beer hammers and screw starters intrigued woodworkers, but the industry was was riveted by Sauder Woodworking's coup: a 5-year contract expansion to build furniture for IKEA.


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