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ANSI Standards Push by Architectural Woodwork Institute

Posted: 10/30/2014 2:53PM

Now developing American National Standards Institute standards, the Architectural Woodwork Institute says it plans to be the global leader in architectural woodwork standards, and industry-specific education and member networking opportunities.


LEED v4 Delayed for One Year; 61% of Green Builders 'Not Ready'

By Alex Keown Posted: 10/29/2014 3:02PM

The U.S. Green Building Council delayed manadatory adoption of LEED v4 for a year, extending the registration for LEED certified projects under the existing standard until Oct. 31, 2016. A survey showed 61% of builders weren't ready.


Video: Illegal Russian Timber into Chinese Flooring, Sold in US

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 10/26/2014 11:21AM

This investigative piece by Canadian televised news magazine 16x9 traces the flow of illegally harvested Russian white oak timber to flooring manufacturers in China and into the homes of North American consumers.


Unhealthy Insurance in Affordable Care Act for Construction Firms

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 10/23/2014 8:32PM

That old Bob Dylan song, “The Times They are A-Changin’ ” is comforting as I navigate changes in the construction industry. As a business owner, the changes in health insurance are on the top of my list.




Fire at Wood Pellets Plant Injures 3 Workers

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 10/10/2014 2:57PM

A fire at a Canadian pine wood pellet manufacturer, Pinnacle Renewable Energy, injured three workers. An official investigation into the cause has yet to be launched.


OSHA Cites Combustible Dust at West Hartford Stairs; $60,000 Fine

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/08/2014 10:04PM

West Hartford Stairs and Cabinets faces $60,200 in fines after OSHA cited the Connecticut firm for mechanical, chemical and fire hazards. follow an employee amputation. OSHA cited accumulations of combustible dust as a safety hazard.


How to Make Great Employees: Container Store CEO's Uncontainable

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/07/2014 2:29PM

A look at how to get every employee to make the most of themselves, and your business, in "Uncontainable: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives" by Container Store's CEO Kip Tindell


Lumber Liquidators Moves Compliance Officer Up to Senior VP

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/05/2014 10:17AM

Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL) promoted Ray Cotton to Senior VP, Chief Compliance and Sustainability Officer. Appointed as Lumber Liquidators first faced Federal inquiries into possible Lacey Act violations, he reports to CEO Robert Lynch.


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