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Woodwork & Furnishings for the End of the World

By Rich Christianson Posted: 07/17/2011 2:00AM

Asteroids. Nuclear terrorism. Biological war. What kind of kitchen cabinets and flooring will your disaster shelter have to help you wait out the apocalypse? See how woodwork is not being forgotten on the drawing board's of these 21st Century bomb shelter manufacturers.

Why I'm Pumped About the AWFS Fair

By Rich Christianson Posted: 07/10/2011 2:00AM

I can't wait to totally immerse myself in four days of woodworking machinery and supplies and most of all the opporutnity to swap information and knowledge with attendees and exhibitors at the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas next week.

Laser Technology Beams at Ligna

By Rich Christianson Posted: 06/26/2011 2:00AM

Is there a laser in your company's future? Maybe not today, but let's not forget what the market was like when the first CNC panel saws and routers came on the scene a couple of decades ago.

Three Too Many Serious ComDust Fires at Hoaganese Plant

By Rich Christianson Posted: 06/19/2011 2:00AM

The January 31 fatal combustible dust fire at Hoeganaes plant in Gallatin, TN, was a tragedy. The subsequent ComDust fires that injured a worker on March 29 and killed two workers on May 27 were travesties. Had the company learned nothing from the first incident to prevent furture accidents?

Will Union's Stand Deter Scanwood Factory Sale?

By Rich Christianson Posted: 06/12/2011 2:00AM

Woodworkers at the financially troubled IKEA furniture supplier say they would be opposed to accepting wage and benefit concessions if the plant is purchased at auction next month.

Ligna: The World's Crossroad for Woodworking Technology

By Rich Christianson Posted: 06/06/2011 2:00AM

If you are serious about professional woodworking then you seriously need to add attending Ligna to your bucket list.

Don’t Become a Wood ComDust Statistic

By Rich Christianson Posted: 05/29/2011 2:00AM

Last week's fatal explosion at a Chinese factory that makes Apple’s iPad2 thrust combustible dust onto the international stage of workplace safety concerns.

Wood Products Manufacturing Can Return to U.S. Soil if...

By Rich Christianson Posted: 05/15/2011 2:00AM

U.S. wood product manufacturers, who have closed domestic plants in favor of outsourcing products from China and elsewhere, have the potential to bring some of that production back stateside if they are willing to change their mindset. 

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