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Maple Bats a Big Zero in Minor Leagues

By Karen Koenig Posted: 04/04/2010 2:00AM


In last month’s blog, I wrote of Major League Baseball’s ban on weapons in ballparks. Wood bats, obviously, were allowed. We have to qualify that now.


Congress Shouldn’t Delay Formaldehyde Legislation

By Karen Koenig Posted: 03/28/2010 2:00AM

CARB leveled the playing field in California. Now, legislation before Congress may extend that fair play across the nation.


MLB: Wood bats yes, guns no

By Karen Koenig Posted: 03/01/2010 2:00AM

Following on the heels of recent legislation in Indiana regarding the right to “bear arms” on workplace property, Major League Baseball (MLB) has announced its own definitive rule regarding weapons. Wooden bats, however, are still acceptable


Job advice from the Olympics

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/23/2010 2:00AM

On Feb. 21, Team USA was “brilliant in the basics.” It’s a lesson that many woodworkers can — and should — apply to their own companies in order to succeed.




Optimism for 2010 but manufacturers still face challenges

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/08/2010 2:00AM

Although the industry won’t see sales levels like we had back in 2006-2007, business will get better by year’s end. By and large, that is the message conveyed by association leaders polled by Wood & Wood Products for our State of the Industry Report.


Xs and Os of the Super Bowl

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/02/2010 2:00AM

Chop block. Cut. Roughing. Completion. Curl. Try hard enough, and you can segue woodworking into just anything. Even the Super Bowl.


IWF still has value

By Karen Koenig Posted: 01/19/2010 2:00AM

With some of the largest machinery suppliers pulling out of IWF, does this change the value of the show? I say not.


Biomass program: More harm than good?

By Karen Koenig Posted: 01/13/2010 2:00AM

While providing needed subsidies to sawmills and lumber producers, the ramifications of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program is that it is creating a serious shortage of raw materials for producers of composite panels.


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