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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.


Can Wood Businesses Learn from Other Industries?

By Bill Esler Posted: 11/18/2012 11:33AM

Woodshops, furniture factories and cabinetry business should compare notes with other manufacturers, especially in worker training and education. We can learn from them.


Does Wood Industry Win With Obama?

Analysis and opinion Bill Esler | Posted: 11/07/2012 12:07AM

Building and construction markets are already in recovery, and the post-Sandy reconstruction plans are starting. How will Obama's election impact the cabinetry, furniture and other wood manufacturing segments? We could win, with a reational industrial policy.


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