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Should U.S.Cabinet Makers Copy Europe?

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/23/2013 8:11AM

A philsophy of design divides U.S. and European wood products manufacturers. Are the products we produce here really what Americans want?


More American Woodworkers Traipse to Europe for Ligna, interzum

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/18/2013 6:27PM

At global woodworking shows Ligna and Interzum 2013, the biggest surprise was how many Americans showed up.


Lightweight Panel Has Its Day at LIGNA 2013

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/10/2013 9:11AM

The addition of plastics to some forms of lightweight panel core is being enabled by technologies from BASF and EconCore.


Wood Industry Meets the Wages of Success

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/06/2013 11:02AM

Architectural woodwork and wood products business face the same employment challenges as other markets, but we may be outgamed by other players.




Wood Products Council, Hiring To Push Large-Scale Wood Building

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/06/2013 5:51PM

WoodWorks, a wood construction promotional effort by the Wood Products Council, makes the case for large-scale wood construction with road shows, Wood Design Awards, resources for mass-timber building.


Senate Vote Sends $50 Billion Sandy Recovery to Northeast

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/28/2013 10:47PM

The U.S. Senate approved Hurricane Sandy relief totaling $50 billion today. The release of the funds will further ignite the rebuilding and remodeling boom in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut that is running at five times the pace of other regions.


Tax-funded Furniture - Let's Ask for More Wood, Less Plastic

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/24/2012 8:52AM

School and government furniture buying standards that favor wood over plastic and metal make economic and environmental sense. The Public Wooden Furniture Research Project due out in January 2013 will see if it's practical.


Best Economic Stimulus Is Certainty

By Bill Esler Posted: 11/21/2012 11:00AM

A lot of discussion centers around how to accelerate economic growth. But as one exec puts it, the greatest stimulus is certainty.


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