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IKEA US Raises Minimum Wage to $10.76 an Hour

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 06/26/2014 2:07PM

IKEA raise average minimum hourly wage to $10.76, approximately 50% of IKEA US retail co-workers to benefit. Manufacturing and distribution centers are already paying above the minimum wage.


BC Sawmill Contests $1M Fine for Fatal Fire & Explosion

By Rich Christianson Posted: 06/25/2014 3:00PM

Babine Forest Products Ltd. is contesting a $1 million penalty imposed by WorkSafeBC for the January 2012 sawmill fire and explosion that killed two employees and injured nearly two dozen others.


My Millwork Firm Closed, But I Saved My Best Tool: Our Software

By Jim McAgy Posted: 06/21/2014 11:34AM

I owned a 50-person millwork firm in Chicago, Final Finish, for 28 years until the downturn closed us down in 2010. Here's what I learned, and how it can help your woodworking business.


Six World Cup Stadiums Achieve LEED Certification

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 06/20/2014 11:00AM

Six 2014 World Cup soccer stadiums have attained LEED certification, including Maracan√£ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which will host the final World Cup game. Diverting construction




LEED-Certified Housing Units Total 150,000 Worldwide, Says USGBC

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 06/20/2014 8:00AM

With 150,000 LEED-certified green housing units worldwide, according to the U.S. Green Building Council's "LEED in Motion: Residential" report, USGBC pushes adoption of the green construction standard beyond commercial projects.


Gillespie Lumber Fined $125,000 for Failing to Fix Safety Issues

By Rich Christianson Posted: 06/19/2014 12:13PM

Gillespie Lumber Ltd. of Nacogdoches, TX, is in trouble again with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration which cited the sawmill for 13 violations including seven for failure-to-abate violations stemming from an August 2013 OSHA inspection.


CNC Machines: In The Beginning / Is Your Wood Shop Ready?

By Jared Patchin Posted: 06/19/2014 11:43AM

CNC routers are becoming as commonplace as sliding tablesaws in the modern woodshop, but woodworkers should consider whether or not the investment will pay off.


OSHA Issues Fines of $145,000 to Buchman Lumber Co.

Posted: 06/17/2014 1:08PM

Worker exposure to amputation hazards and excessive noise leads to serious and willful violations cited following US Department of Labor OSHA investigation. Proposed penalties of $145,200 issued to Buchman Lumber Co.


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