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Factory Man: U.S. Furniture Champ John Bassett III Stars in Book

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 07/04/2014 10:45AM

Vaughan-Bassett Furniture champion John Bassett III's battle against China's furniture manufacturers is chronicled in a new book from Little Brown.


IKEA US Raises Minimum Wage to $10.76 an Hour

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 06/26/2014 2:07PM

IKEA raise average minimum hourly wage to $10.76, approximately 50% of IKEA US retail co-workers to benefit. Manufacturing and distribution centers are already paying above the minimum wage.


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.


How to Build Your Small Business With Team Players

By Kris Costa Posted: 06/12/2014 10:35AM

How to interview candidates, how to identify team players, how to hire the right people, and how to build your small business with a core group of motivated employees. Part 1 of 2.




Finding America's Best Rated Closets Companies

By Michaelle Bradford Posted: 06/03/2014 10:31PM

Consumer rating sites like Angie’s List, Yelp, and Houzz offer consumers a chance to have the last word, as well as prove the validity of the old motto, “The customer is always right,”


My Next Woodshop Tool Purchase: A Gargoyle?

By Matt D'Anca Posted: 05/16/2014 8:22PM

My woodcraft has changed from the days when I was fascinated with that magical moment where the blade meets the board. I now find myself fascinated with those magical moments of selling the customer


Architecture Billings Index Slowed in March 2014

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 05/09/2014 6:52AM

The Architecture Billings Index, a forecast of commercial construction, fell in March, with Northeast and Midwest seeing steepest drops. Residential segments are stronger, while demand for institutional design has declined 7 months in a row.


Cabinetry Installer Named ESOP Employee Owner of the Year

Posted: 05/08/2014 1:47PM

Steve Earle of Mid South Building Supply, Inc. was named the 2014 Employee Owner of the Year by The Employee Stock Ownership Plans Association, a group for employee-owned firms.


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