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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.


Timber and Home Construction Lifted by Housing

By Bill Esler Posted: 10/03/2012 10:00AM

The housing recovery is driving investment into home building, with lumber and forest products firms the beneficiaries.


Cabinetry for Export: Earn Euros in Your Spare Time

By Bill Esler Posted: 08/08/2012 12:50PM

Wood product exports, traditional face frame cabinets versus frameless design: this isn't metric versus English measure, but it's something like that.


Wood Industry Recovery. . .For Real This Time

By Bill Esler Posted: 07/15/2012 6:00PM

Chances are you are seeing more custom furniture and cabinet orders. Housing is recovering, and it looks like we can trust the woodworking industry is recovering with it. Really.


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