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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.




Retiring Boomers Spark Home Building & Remodeling Boom

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/15/2014 12:24PM

Retiring baby boomers are planning where and how to live during their golden years, in many cases opting for new home construction or heavy duty remodeling - promising business opportunities for the woodworking industries.


Academia Furniture Cited for ComDust, Other Violations

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 06/13/2014 11:07AM

Educational furniture maker Academia Furniture Industries LLC faces fines by OSHA of $58,100 for 30 serious safety and health violations, including combustible dust.


After Wooden Shelves Banned, FDA Rethinks Its Policies

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/13/2014 8:10AM

Moves to ban wooden boards and shelving from cheesemaking by regional Food and Drug Administrators stirred a furor and fears of a trade war. FDA moved quickly to say it is "not prohibiting or banning the long-standing practice of using wood shelving in artisanal cheese."


Green Globes Sustainable Interior Certification Debuts at NeoCon

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 06/09/2014 3:13PM

The Green Building Initiative debuts a Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors Certification Program, pushing further into LEED and US Green Building Council territory.


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