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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.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 12/16/2011 10:45:00 AM
For that special someone who seemingly has everything, how about a wood rifle grip pizza cutter or the MDF Periodic Table of Swearing?
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 12/11/2011 2:55:00 PM
As we approach the holidays and dawn of a New Year, I pause to reflect on some of the great successes Woodworking Network experienced in 2011.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 12/02/2011 2:19:00 PM
2011 proved to be another economically challenging year for most North American wood products companies, but boring it was not.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 11/18/2011 12:32:00 PM
A Tale of Two Studies: One recent survey identifies U.S. furniture manufacturing as an industry poised to benefit from rising costs in China while a second one notes U.S. manufacturing growth is being seriously hampered by a worrisome shortage of skilled workers.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 11/13/2011 10:31:00 PM
Raising three daughters, my wife and I have had plenty of opportunities to test our skills, and sometimes our patience, to assemble furniture.