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Housing Made Affordable: Shipping Containers

By Karen Koenig Posted: 10/29/2012 2:25PM

Call it a sign of the times for today’s transient society, a Canadian moving and storage company has launched a line of modified steel shipping containers for use as living quarters, offices and labs.


Wanted: Leather Sofa & Loveseat

By Karen Koenig Posted: 10/15/2012 11:42AM

All I want is to buy a light-colored leather sofa and loveseat with removable cushions and rolled arms, so I can retire my old furniture to my son’s apartment and the basement respectively. Sounds simple? Guess again.


No Pulp Fiction: Wood Fiber Composite Can ‘Thrive’ in Automotives

By Karen Koenig Posted: 10/01/2012 10:00AM

Weyerhaeuser announced it has developed a new thermoplastic composite that incorporates specially engineered cellulose fiber sourced from the company's 20 million acres of sustainably managed forests.


New Level of Furniture Recycling: Mercedes-Benz Office

By Karen Koenig Posted: 09/17/2012 9:25AM

Katie Thompson “recreates” the interior of a Mercedes-Benz SL R230, converting the car seat into an office chair and the dashboard as a desk complete with a three time-zone clock.




The Resurgence of Wood Manufacturing Plus More WOOD 100 Stories

By Karen Koenig Posted: 09/10/2012 10:37AM

Here are a few examples submitted by the more than 100 companies participating in this year’s WOOD 100: Strategies for Success.


Woodworking Industry in Spotlight in Presidential Campaign

By Karen Koenig Posted: 08/13/2012 11:30AM

Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan has already visited a chair factory, as wood products companies enter the spotlight along the campaign trail in the race for president of the United States.


How Competitive Is Your Woodworking Company?

By Karen Koenig Posted: 08/06/2012 11:06AM

Woodworking operations need to operate at maximum efficiency to succeed. That means being cognizant of the resources and tools available to reduce waste, improve productivity and achieve higher profits.


Little Fanfare for Lacey Vote Cancellation

By Karen Koenig Posted: 07/30/2012 11:59AM

With all the controversy about the Lacey Act, I find it amazing that there has been practically no publicity about the fact that the House cancelled the vote.


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