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By Rich Christianson | Updated: 11/04/2011 9:37:00 AM
What started out as a battle pitting the U.S. Government vs. Gibson Guitar has rapidly spiraled into a multi-front, war over what if anything should be done to change the Lacey Act.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 10/28/2011 5:50:00 AM
The optimism demonstrated by woodworkers attending the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo reflects the relative health of the Canadian economy. It braked but never crashed like that of its southern neighbor.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 10/21/2011 9:41:00 AM
How many of these Top 10 OSHA safety sins has your wood products company violated?
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 10/07/2011 9:44:00 AM
I don’t have a problem with government protecting the rights of workers to unionize but I do have a problem with the feds requiring businesses to promote unionization.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 09/30/2011 10:15:00 AM
Woodworking Network readers chime in about the possibility of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission requiring table saw manufacturers to incorporate the SawStop safety device in their products.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 09/16/2011 3:28:00 PM
The Gibson Guitar saga is bar none the strangest and most intriguing tangle of events I have followed in my 26 years covering the woodworking industry. The image of gun-toting federal marshals swooping down on a wood products plant, especially one of Gibson’s renown, is surreal to say the least.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 09/09/2011 11:05:00 AM
The combination of population growth, first-time home buyers, pent-up demand, the desire of some for a second residence and the retirement of aging homes deemed beyond remodeling will help contribute to the next building boom.