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Larry Adams
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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).

Organized crime drives global deforestation

Every year the world loses an estimated 25 million acres (10 million hectares) of forest, according to research by Jennifer A. Devine from Texas State University. Of the main drivers of deforestation is organized crime activities, including drug trafficking.

Limelight: Buda Woodworks

Buda Woodworks was originally founded as a countertop laminate company, but has now evolved into what management calls a high-end architectural woodwork company. As the company has grown, it has invested in new technology including software from Microvellum. T. J. Harais, CEO at Buda Woodworks, said that with Microvellum, "we could now do things we never could before."

NBMDA names 2022 board of directors

CHICAGO – The North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) named its Board of Directors for 2022 at the 2021 NBMDA Annual Convention. The role of the Board is to govern, establish policy and make strategic decisions about the future of the organization. Officers: