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Larry Adams

Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).


KCMA: September cabinet sales down overall

Cabinet manufacturers reported overall cabinet sales were down 11.4% for September 2023 compared to the same month in 2022, but custom and semi-custom cabinet sales remained up year over year, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association's September Trend of Business Report. 

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BIFMA names membership services director

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — BIFMA has named Andrew Kotman as its membership services director. Kotman brings 19 years of experience in customer service, sales, and management, 14 of those years working in the commercial furniture industry. "I have always enjoyed client interaction. Having worked in the industry for most of my career, joining BIFMA is a natural progression to serving the industry with a broader reach," said Kotman.


Puerto Rico Hardwoods gets federal subsidy for sustainability project

Puerto Rico Hardwoods Inc. has been chosen as a recipient of a nearly $175,000 Wood Innovation Grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service division in collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Forestry’s State, Private and Tribal Forestry Programs unit.