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A New Use for Wood

By Matthew Warnock Posted: 12/12/2008 2:00AM

The other day, this article from The Chattanoogan popped up in my Google Alerts. It has to do with carbon sequestration, the storage of carbon dioxide in a solid material through biological or physical processes. This is one of the ever-increasing number of environmentally friendly options available to businesses and individuals seeking to reduce their impact on the planet.

Fighter Brands: A Recession Solution?

By Mike Wilson Posted: 12/03/2008 2:00AM

Slashing prices could allow you to sell more cabinets (or furniture, or whatever your shop produces), and though your profit margins fall, volume could make up some of the ground lost during the recession.

New frontiers in technology

By Matthew Warnock Posted: 11/21/2008 2:00AM

Recently, I saw a video online about a new piece of technology that made me wonder at the possibilities that might suddenly be available if this were to come to the woodworking industry. What was it that I saw? A robot.

Tracing high risk timber

By Mike Wilson Posted: 11/18/2008 2:00AM

Characters such as the “Ramin King,” mob violence and men who claim to make more money trafficking timber than smuggling drugs populate this The New Yorker magazine story by Raffi Khatchadourian titled "The Stolen Forests."

Upgrading technology, a cautionary tale

By Matthew Warnock Posted: 11/10/2008 2:00AM

It is of the utmost importance for companies to remain abreast of modern technology in the woodworking industry. In most cases, the benefits of implementing current technology far outweigh the costs associated with purchasing or upgrading that technology. However, there are times when the cost of upgrading can climb in terms of lost time, effort and productivity.

Video from the Dollars & Sense of Going Green Conference

Posted: 11/04/2008 2:00AM

Click on the video to see some quick highlights from the first two morning sessions I attended Tuesday, Oct. 28.

Should the USGBC Change LEED's Wood Rules?

By Mike Wilson Posted: 10/31/2008 2:00AM

I just returned from the “Dollars and Sense of Going Green” conference in Indianapolis, and despite having time to stay for only two sessions, I gained some serious perspective on the litany of certifications and regulations available to woodworkers. The alphabet soup of acronyms is finally starting to spell GREEN to me.

Get Some Green Education

By Matthew Warnock Posted: 10/23/2008 2:00AM

Talking about the green movement in the woodworking industry can lead to some pretty heated discussion. Opinions are all over the board on this subject with those in favor and those not. Some people think it’s a fad and others think it’s here to stay. One thing that most people can agree on is that there needs to be more education available about green is and what exactly it means to go green.

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