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Why Ethan Allen Believes in U.S. Manufacturing for Export

By Farooq Kathwari Posted: 03/08/2015 1:11PM

Ethan Allen Furniture is in another reinvention that impacts every element of our business. We are vertically integrated company. And very importantly, we are very focused on increasing – not only maintaining, but increasing – our manufacturing in the United States.


Woodworking: One Woman's Journey to a Technical Profession

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/27/2015 3:48PM

While women in woodworking are becoming more common, Heather Hull-Scarpelli stands out for the less-traditional role she holds in the workplace – that of a technical sales specialist.


Masco Cabinetry's Jennifer Wolff a Rising ISM Supply Chain Star

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 02/01/2015 4:30PM

Defining a New Generation: Meet the "30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars" - ThomasNet and ISM Honor 30 Role Models with Extraordinary Accomplishments


A Woodworker’s Reflects on Things Learned and 2015 Opportunities

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 01/27/2015 2:36PM

Brooks Gentleman reflects on the opportunities and challenges in the wood industry as well as what to look for in 2015.




5 Principles for Any Woodworking Shop

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/16/2015 9:00AM

Steve Maxwell in the Ottawa Citizen wrote an article a while back (unfortunately the link has expired) about 5 basic principles that apply to anyone in a shop. It’s well worth the read and I have to agree with him. Here’s my summary of what he said:


Recruiting Employees Gets Tougher As More Firms Hire

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 01/13/2015 3:49PM

More firms are hiring, but the challenges are increasing. "Recruiting is definitely the most difficult part of the hiring process. To find a promising candidate with a strong work ethic is no easy task," says Mark Whalen of Las Vegas Kitchen Cabinets Company.


MasterBrand Cabinets Seeks Production Managers for Multiple Sites

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/02/2015 1:54PM

MasterBrand Cabinets is seeking production management at multiple sites, including a plant superintendent for the third shift in Arthur, IL, a production supervisor in Talladega, AL, and a quality service and delivery manager in Jasper, IN.


Wood Industry Thought Leadership: 2014's Smartest Ideas

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/30/2014 12:15PM

We've recapped 2014's most-viewed wood industry news, top manufacturing technologies; the trendiest woodworking projects, and most-clicked how-to articles; most sought-after design and material trends. Here's a look at 2014's smartest ideas.


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