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Karen Koenig

Karen M. Koenig has more than 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As editor of special publications under the Woodworking Network brand, including the Red Book Best Practices resource guide and website, Karen’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating of editorial content. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media. She can be reached at

Drax increases stake in U.S. pellet plants

Drax Group announced plans to acquire a 20 percent minority interest in Alabama Pellets LLC for $29.7 million cash consideration in a deal with The Westervelt Co. The deal is expected to be finalized by the end of July and will increase Drax's interest in Alabama Pellets to 90 percent.

AWFS Fair Visionary Award finalists announced

Finalists for the 2021 Visionary New Product Award presented by AWFS Fair have been announced. The award recognizes creativity and innovation, with products evaluated on quality, production impact, practicality, innovation, and user-friendliness for eight categories