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How Paul Downs Cabinetmakers Saved 19 Percent Under Obamacare

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/19/2013 9:00PM

Paul Downs Cabinetmakers has insured its 17-employee custom woodshop under the Affordable Care Act. A spreadsheet available free shows how he saves $13,932 with the program, paying a total $59,005 in premiums for 2014.


$1.1 Billion Lead Paint Abatement Ruling Targets Windows, Doors

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/17/2013 10:11AM

Sherwin-Williams, NL Industries and ConAgra must set aside $1.1 billion for lead paint abatement and clean-up of windows and doors in California homes, a state superior court ruled yesterday.


In Support of Lumber Liquidators

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/11/2013 11:10AM

Wood flooring firm Lumber Liquidators dominates its market, and has a high flying stock. Its sourcing model makes it vulnerable to supplier misdeeds, and it's been made, unfairly, a whipping boy.


It´s 'Only Wood' Understates Dust Explosion Hazards

By Dr.-Ing. Johannes Lottermann, REMBE GmbH Posted: 12/10/2013 11:02AM

That wood can burn is obvious. But it is still not common knowledge that its combustibility makes wood handling processes some of the most hazardous in any industry from an explosion standpoint.




Combustible Dust Test Lab Opened by Fauske

By Rich Christianson Posted: 12/06/2013 3:29PM

Fauske & Associates LLC has opened what it describes as a "comprehensive, state-of-the-art" combustible dust hazards testing lab and education center in Burr Ridge, a southwest suburb of Chicago.


Industrial Explosion Guide to ComDust Prevention

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 12/04/2013 9:17AM

A guide to industrial explosion protection includes scientific basics, case studies of combustible dust explosions, and prevention measures. A wood chip furnace dust explosion is detailed.


How Green Are My Casegoods

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/01/2013 2:03PM

Wood products sustainability initiatives have become more active as the economy recovers, including BIFMA level, KCMA Environmental Stewardship program (ESP) and the AHFA Sustainable by Design program.


Conestoga Wood To Get Supreme Court Healthcare Hearing

By Bill Esler Posted: 11/26/2013 3:47PM

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to Conestoga Wood Specialties' request for a review of Obamacare requirements. A lower court ruling requires the wood components business to insure birth control. The Mennonite owners say it violates their religious convictions.


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