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Affordable Healthcare for Woodworking Businesses

By Bill Esler Posted: 10/20/2013 12:58PM

The Affordable Healthcare program, Obamacare, got off to a rocky start on technical and political levels. Woodworking companies may benefit from the fixes being made now when insurance exchanges specifically for small business open November 1 - a month late.


EIA: Lumber Liquidators Importing Illegal Hardwood Flooring

Posted: 10/18/2013 9:33PM

Environmental Investigation Agency's new investigative report details the extent and nature of illegal logging in the Russian Far East and tracks illegally harvested valuable hardwoods across the border into China.


Lumber Liquidators May Have Received Illegal Hardwood: Report

By Bill Esler Posted: 10/18/2013 9:33PM

An environmental group alleges Lumber Liquidators suppliers may have mixed illegally harvested Siberian lumber into its supply chain, a violation of the Lacey act banning logging in protected forests.


Fire-killed Timber Can Be Saved, If Congress Acts

By Rep. Tom McClintock, Republican, California Posted: 10/14/2013 10:10PM

Up to one billion board feet of fire-killed timber can still be salvaged out of the forests devastated by the Yosemite Rim fire, but it requires immediate action, says Congressman Tom McClintock, Rep-Calif.




Chemists Fume on EPA Composite Wood Formaldehyde Rule

By Bill Esler Posted: 10/12/2013 9:42PM

EPA composite panel formaldehyde emissions rules are arbitrary, and contrary to the intent of Federal law, says the American Chemistry Council's Formaldehyde Panel.


Wood-Fired Boiler Suit Over Soot Filed by Seven States

By Bill Esler Posted: 10/11/2013 6:57AM

Soot from wood-fired boilers is the subject of a suit by seven states against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The group says wood burning devices create 13% of all soot pollution in the U.S.


EPA Formaldehyde Emissions Rule Is Arbitrary, Contrary To Law

Posted: 10/11/2013 6:42AM

EPA'S Proposed Rule For Formaldehyde Emissions Is Arbitrary And Contrary To The Intent Of The Law; ACC Formaldehyde Panel Files Comments on EPA's Proposed Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products


Carpenters Union Local Gains Jobs as Trade Show Relocates

By Bill Esler Posted: 10/06/2013 5:07PM

Carpenters Union Local 10 in Chicago says it sold a trade show on relocating to the Chicago McCormick Place exhibition center, building jobs for its members. The union operates a regional training center for cabinet and construction training.


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