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Woodworkers Beware: OSHA's Blame and Shame Game

By Rich Christianson Posted: 05/05/2012 4:10PM

OSHA's recent press release announcing $147,000 in fines against New England Wood Pellet, also admonished "the employer's failure to effectively minimize and address clearly recognized hazards that could kill or disable workers in a catastrophic incident." Was that over the top? The pellet maker thinks so.


Did ComDust Fuel Deadly BC Sawmill Blasts?

By Rich Christianson Posted: 04/26/2012 9:02PM

Investigators of the two eerily similar fatal sawmill explosions in British Columbia are looking to learn if combustible dust generated from sawing woods infested by the mountain pine beetle contributed to the tragedies.


Kravitz Rocks Milan Furniture Fair

By Michaelle Bradford Posted: 04/18/2012 4:10PM

Rocker Lenny Kravitz turns designer at the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair. Teaming up with Kartell, Kravitz is putting his stamp on a collection of six Mademoiselle armchairs.


Looking for Woodworkers: Technical Training Student Shortages

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/11/2012 1:20PM

Is the wood industry hiring? Yes, overall. While net employment in the industry has fallen, the trend is reversing as housing and consumer spending improve. A table shows the losers and gainers.




As Housing Picks Up, Get Your Business Ready to Rock

By Emily Small Posted: 04/09/2012 11:49AM

Home trends point to new signs of life in the kitchen and bath market, opening up opportunities for woodworkers, cabinetmakers and other businesses catering to new-home buyers and remodelers.


BESSEY Tools Offers WoodLINKS Tool Donation Program

Posted: 04/09/2012 10:22AM

BESSEY Tools North America has announced two programs to assist WoodLINKS USA schools. The programs offer BESSEY woodworking tools as either a donation or at reduced price.


Defining Flame-Resistant Fabrics for ComDust Fires

By Derek Sang Posted: 03/19/2012 1:17PM

Non-flame resistant fabrics, which make up the majority of the industrial garments in today’s market, can and do ignite - which can turn a survivable situation into a fatal one.


IWF Buoyed by Return of Big Woodworking Machinery Exhibitors

By Rich Christianson Posted: 03/16/2012 12:47PM

The return of Biesse, SCM, Stiles and Weinig to the International Woodworking Fair this August is good news for the show and for the North American woodworking industry.


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