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Gingrich Woodcraft Must Pay 35 Weeks Salary Over Employee Lockout

Wood components firm Gingrich Woodcraft, which shuttered its Ontario plant five days after employees voted to join the UNIFOR union, entered a concent order to pay its employee 35 weeks pay, beginning retroactively from August 17, the time of the closure. Owner Leon Gingrich told the Ontario Labor Relations Board he has a buyer for the business as an ongoing concern.

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A Walnut and Maple Baseball Bat? Here's How.

Watch as a Swedish maker crafts a hardwood baseball bat from scratch with rough sawn maple and walnut lumber. Since we are in the thick of the 2015 Major League Baseball Playoffs - with interest in the sport at an all-time high, especially with the long-suffering Chicago Cubs contending for the title - perhaps the Cubs could use a bit of walnut to warm up their bats in their series against the New York Mets.

Woodworking Industry News

Jeld-Wen Acquires Aneeta Window Systems as It Mulls IPO

Jeld-Wen says its recent acquisition of an innovative window systems manufacturer in Australia strengthens global product portfolio. The Aneeta window system eliminates the sash, creating a full glass field on horizontal and vertical opening windows. The acquisition follows the August acquisition of Dooria, a 200-employee Norwegian door manufacturer. Jeld-Wen is said to be weighing an IPO.


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