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By Rich Christianson | Updated: 03/02/2012 10:09:00 AM
Victory Woodworks of Sparks, NV, recently victorious defending itself against a "serious" OSHA violation involving a job-site table saw, is now preparing to sue the safety agency to recoup its defense costs.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 02/24/2012 1:04:00 PM
I can’t recall an issue we’ve written about that has drawn more reader feedback than the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s announcement last October to potentially create a mandatory table saw safety rule.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 02/05/2012 4:47:00 PM
Who do we thank for this trend to unabashedly market furniture ‘Made in America?
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 01/27/2012 2:22:00 PM
Not only did President Obama say that manufacturing matters in his State of the Union address, he said revitalizing America’s ability to make things is a cornerstone of his plans for the nation’s economic recovery, jobs creation and future prosperity.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 01/20/2012 2:35:00 PM
Will the new owners of a mill engineered to turn soy straw into industrial-grade panels for cabinets, door core and other traditional wood-based panel products succeed where others have not?
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 01/13/2012 1:35:00 PM
Out of money and out of time, the Port Angeles, WA, Port Authority recently announced it will tear down the 70-year-old plywood mill and convert its 19 acres of land to develop marine trade businesses.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 01/06/2012 3:20:00 PM
The drumbeat for creating a ComDust rule started up again with Wednesday’s release of the Chemical Safety Board’s (CSB) final investigation report on the three tragic fires/explosions at Hoeganaes’ powered metal plant in Gallatin, TN.