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By Rich Christianson | Updated: 11/02/2012 11:39:00 AM
Mohawk Industries's agreement to purchase Pergo laminate flooring for $150 million will bring an end to German-based Pfleiderer's 7-year presence in the North American wood products market.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 10/12/2012 12:20:00 PM
1 Man + 1 Robot @ 24/7 = 1,200 Cabinets. That's the potential weekly output at Ro-Bois-Tic, a most intriguing start-up I visited last week in St.-Apollinaire, QC.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 09/21/2012 9:22:00 AM
What happened to the much-ballyhooed California Table Saw Safety Act? How could it cruise through the state’s Assembly by a crushing 64-4 vote, pass committee muster to move to the Senate, only to be ignored to its death by California senators?
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 09/07/2012 11:40:00 AM
While I headed to Atlanta brimming with optimism that IWF would be a good show, I still left being one of the 10% whose expectations were “wildly exceeded.”
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 08/27/2012 4:00:00 PM
What a refreshing difference it makes to talk with colleagues about a woodworking industry showing signs of economic recovery rather than one dog paddling in the murky waters of a recession.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 08/10/2012 1:23:00 PM
Not only is advance registration of the International Woodworking Fair running 40% ahead of two years ago, that number is only 1,000 shy of the total attendance figure of IWF 2010.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 08/03/2012 2:05:00 PM
Last week a most intriguing comment was posted on Woodworking Network by the great grandson of a Wadkin woodworking machinery representative who perished on the Titanic's ill-fated maiden voyage..