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Cedar Shingle Maker Cited for Fatal Machine Accident

By Rich Christianson Posted: 11/13/2013 9:13AM

White Cedar Shingles Inc. has been cited for nine safety violations following an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) into the May 21 death of a machine maintenance employee.

Timber Theft: Little Noticed; Serious Illegal Drain of Forests

By Chuck Ray Posted: 11/09/2013 5:55PM

The investigator in this video makes a good point...that once timber is sawn, it is nearly impossible to tell legal from illegal timber.

Will KraftMaid Reverse Price Hikes? Plywood Dumping Tops Reports

By Bill Esler Posted: 11/07/2013 1:38PM

Masco Cabinetry KraftMaid planned a price increase based on tariff hikes expected for plywood imported from China. Instead, the International Trade Commission ruled that China didn't dump plywood - the most viewed report this week.

Southeast Forest Products Hit by OSHA for Noise, Combustible Dust

By Bill Esler Posted: 11/07/2013 7:44AM

OSHA cited Southeast Forest Products over combustible dust, noise, and amputation hazards at its Southeast Pallet & Box Co. in Montgomery, AL. OSHA said repeated and serious safety violations merit a $76,000 fine.

Southeast Forest Products Cited by OSHA

Posted: 10/31/2013 7:44AM

U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA cites Southeast Forest Products, a pallet manufacturer, for repeat, serious safety violations; proposes more than $76,000 in fines

Fed Agency Recommends SFI Wood Options in Green Buildings

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 10/30/2013 2:53AM

Alternates to FSC wood-anchored LEED project gets support in the General Services Administration latest advisory on green buildings. GSA recommends the use of LEED 2009 or GBI's Green Globes 2010 green building certification, which accepts SFI, ATFS and FSC.

Remodeler Nabbed for Workman's Comp Fraud

By Bill Esler Posted: 10/29/2013 8:34PM

The owner of Cost Bella Builders, a cabinetry, remodeling and construction firm, was convicted of committing workers' compensation insurance premium fraud, says Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner.

How Woodworkers May Benefit from Federal Healthcare

By Bill Esler Posted: 10/27/2013 12:58PM

The Affordable Healthcare program had taken a battering in its first few weeks. But for woodworking companies and woodwork entrepreneurs, this could really work out.

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