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Green Redwood: Understanding the True Environmental Impact

By Charles Jourdain, The California Redwood Association Posted: 02/17/2014 11:32AM

A recent survey asked homeowners about their choices for green decking material. 75 percent of those surveyed said that it’s important for their home’s deck to be eco-friendly. 90 percent believed a deck should be recycled and reused.


A Not So Revolting FSC Development

By Mike DiGiuro Posted: 02/01/2014 9:52AM

Sometimes even a 900 pound gorilla listens! As a result of public feedback, the Forest Stewardship Council has cancelled the requirement for online FSC material purchases registration by April 2014 and will conduct further study.


A Look at Wood in Computer Design as Apple's Macintosh Turns 30

By Matt Schumake Posted: 01/30/2014 10:59PM

As Apple celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer, we look at the model that started the home computer revolution and the role woodworkers played in making it happen.


Engineered Wood Outlook for 2014: APA President Shares His Views

By Ed Elias Posted: 01/29/2014 9:49AM

Association President Ed Elias discusses how APA and the engineered wood industry viewed 2013 and what to expect in 2014.




Bluewater Wood Alliance: A True Manufacturing 'Cluster' Model

By Mike Baker Posted: 01/20/2014 4:36PM

In order for a cluster to succeed, it requires the commitment of companies in the sector and the region to collaborate on projects, share those best practices they wish to share and see the importance of the “big picture” for the growth of their industry.


Bamboo: What a Revolting FSC Development Part III

By Mike DiGiuro Posted: 01/12/2014 2:49PM

Despite its classification as grass, there has been in recent years, a move to get bamboo FSC certified. And the Forest Stewardship Council has reached a conclusion.


Monitoring Wood Product Business Processes

By Mick Peters Posted: 01/01/2014 11:19AM

Management is often too focused on direct labor in the first place, when in fact the overall throughput is the result of many other factors.


What a Revolting FSC Development Part II

By Mike DiGiuro Posted: 12/23/2013 9:23AM

If you are FSC certified, you have probably already received your notice that there will be a substantial increase in your “Administrative Fee” paid to FSC.


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