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By Rich Christianson | Updated: 06/15/2012 1:18:00 PM
I've seen a lot of speeches at industry meetings, but none quite like the one this week in which the president of Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. spent his 10 minutes assuring office furniture makers that NeoCon was the victim of "outrageous rumors" and nothing more.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 06/08/2012 11:04:00 AM
A wonderfully whimsical wooden light bulb designed by artist Ryosuke Fukusada combines traditional woodworking techniques and LED technology.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 06/01/2012 12:45:00 PM
The tiny hamlet of Arcadia, WI, has birthed the nation's largest furniture manufacturer and retailer. Talk about a great American success story.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 05/18/2012 12:41:00 PM
Led by Quebec's titanic 57% increase, Canadian housing starts surged 14% in April compared to 2.6% in the United States.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 05/11/2012 11:13:00 AM
If you feel that your woodworking business is not doing better today than it was a year ago, you might want to check your pulse. While you may not be alone, you are decidedly in the minority.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 05/05/2012 4:10:00 PM
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.