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Wood Pallet Makers Cry Foul on Plastic Green Claims

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/26/2011 2:00AM

Wood pallet makers say they are greener than plastic pallet makers and the battle goes public.


Burnishing Woodworking Credentials

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/24/2011 2:00AM

Just as rubbing in oil or wax brings up the luster and grain in wood, burnishing your professional credentials helps raise your profile with customers, and raises the luster of our industry as well.


U.S. Wood Industry Gets an Opportunity

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/17/2011 2:00AM

For U.S. wood manufacturing, global transitions and misfortunes re-open opportunities for recovery.


Egypt's Surprising Furniture Making

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/12/2011 2:00AM

Our wood craft and furniture manufacturing ties to Egypt come to mind as we witness the turmoil and transition in the Middle East. Ancient Egypt   originated plywood, celebrated fine woodworking, and likewise Egypt has been a seminal influence on wood design in furnishings.




Customizing Every Wood Product: Wood Tech Summit

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/03/2011 2:00AM

From cars, to cabinets, to closets, today's consumer wants everything individualized. Using automation in CNC and software to do that was among the big ideas explored at Wood Tech Summit in Charlotte last week.


OFS Systems and National level With You

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/24/2011 2:00AM

Business furnishings makers OFS Systems and National Furniture explain why their companies adopted the BIFMA level rating system, and how it has impacted manufacturing and operational strategies.


Wood Supply Pricing Pressures

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/17/2011 2:00AM

Wood manufacturing is serious business. Costs of wood, hardware and coatings are rising. Controlling logistics, IT and energy use matter more than ever. The competitive landscape has reshaped your information needs. And Woodworking Network is with you.


A Modest Proposal: End Supreme Court Cabinetmaking

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/10/2011 2:00AM

Strong response to a story on hiring a custom woodworker for the U.S. Supreme Court confirms the job shortage in custom woodworking. . .and makes a case for trimming an expense from the Judiciary branch.


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