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By Rich Christianson | Updated: 04/26/2012 9:02:00 PM
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.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 04/13/2012 9:01:00 AM
When I posted my blog about PenPly's wild ride in January, I thought the saga was over. But not so fast. Now comes the filing of a $1.6 million lawsuit.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 03/30/2012 11:40:00 AM
What does slave labor and human trafficking have to do with going “green?” A lot these days given the latest update of chain of custody certification requirements released by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the recent implementation of California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 03/23/2012 10:53:00 AM
Civil unrest casts a long shadow on wood-related trade shows, from the ongoing chaos that killed WoodShow Syria to the specter of potentially violent G-8 protests that prompted the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show to reschedule.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 03/16/2012 12:47:00 PM
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.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 03/10/2012 10:45:00 AM
Victory Woodworks had a choice: Accept an offer from OSHA to have its fine eliminated or continue spending time and money on an appeal to expunge the citation and clear its good name. It chose to fight.