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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.


What A Revolting FSC Development This Is!

By Mike DiGiuro Posted: 11/15/2013 11:46AM

The Forest Stewardship Council – FSC - has just announced its intention to track electronically every purchase of FSC materials. Yes, I said track electronically, EVERY purchase of FSC materials.


GSA Announcement Offers Path for SFI-Certified Wood Usage

By Nadine Block Posted: 10/29/2013 6:37PM

The GSA issued a recommendation to the DOE on Oct. 25, 2013 that federal agencies have the option to use either the USGBC LEED rating tools or the Green Building Initiative's Green Globes when choosing a third-party green building certification system.




ITC Testimony in Chinese Plywood Dumping Case

By Carl Spencer, Owner, Spencer Cabinetry Posted: 10/24/2013 9:24PM

Forty years ago this past April I got a job running a panel saw for Armstrong Cabinets in Ottawa, Kansas. While I was there, I mastered every cabinetmaking task on the shop floor and every business task in the office.


As Chestnut Goes, Ash Follows a Hundred Years Later

By Dan Cassens Posted: 10/18/2013 8:28PM

Reclaimed ash and chestnut lumber are sometimes confused, perhaps because they have both been attacked by a deadly Asian import.


Fire-killed Timber Can Be Saved, If Congress Acts

By Rep. Tom McClintock, Republican, California Posted: 10/14/2013 10:10PM

Up to one billion board feet of fire-killed timber can still be salvaged out of the forests devastated by the Yosemite Rim fire, but it requires immediate action, says Congressman Tom McClintock, Rep-Calif.


Cabinetry Fit for a King

By Sean Lechowicz Posted: 10/09/2013 3:01PM

Prince Charles and other public figures are getting into the home furnishing business.


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