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Wood Factory Owners Want Production Solutions, Not Machine Specs

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/02/2014 10:28AM

Wood manufacturing execs want more than machine specifications in equipment proposals, execs say. "Suppliers can distinguish themselves by offering a more wholistic approach," said George Hagle, head of Leedo Cabinetry at WIC 2014, the Wood Industry Conference.


Why Woodworkers Like Their Jobs

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/02/2014 9:28AM

Why do many woodworkers persist in working so hard for what seems like so little? Our The Mind of the Woodworker study shows that woodworkers do it for more than the money.


Architecture Billings Index Mired in Slowdown During March 2014

Posted: 04/28/2014 6:52AM

Architectural woodworkers will see their work mirrored in the Architcture Billings Index. The leading index of commercial construction fell, with Northeast and Midwest seeing steepest drop in demand for design services.


IWF 2014: Woodworking Inventors: Creating New Products & Business

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/23/2014 3:03PM

Building revenue by inventing new wood products, or new takes on traditional offerings, often means reinventing the business process. Six woodworkers will tell how they did it at this IWF 2014 symposium on Aug. 19.




Etsy Begins Wholesaling Wood Products to Nordstrom

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/16/2014 7:35AM

Richwood Creations makes rustic wood home accessories. Worley's Lighting makes wooden lamps. Both are among beta tests of a Nordstrom wholesale supply chain, due to go national in June.


Management Expert: Why Millennials Need to Shut Up and Listen

Posted: 04/07/2014 9:04PM

What’s the best way to understand what people are saying? Stop talking! Listen to what your boss says. Listen to what the employees are saying. The message of getting through to our younger managers is a critical one.


Job of the Day: Woodworking Machine Tool Technology Instructor

Posted By Matt Schumake | Posted: 04/07/2014 7:40AM

Cerritos College is seeking a full-time machine tool technology instructor for its technology division.


Woodworking Labor Pool & Talent Top EBC Conference Concerns

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/07/2014 6:00AM

Young millennial woodworkers are a different breed, and hiring them - and tapping their talent - is a challenge for wood industry managers, says expert Cam Marston, in addressing the Stiles Executive Briefing Conference in Englewood, CO.


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