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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).

Woodworking Industry News

Economic outlook mixed, according to 2022 structural panel report

The outlook for single-family, multifamily and nonresidential construction and industrial end-use markets remains mixed, according to the newly released 2022 Structural Panel & Engineered Wood Yearbook by the has been released by APA – The Engineered Wood Association. The yearbook includes an analysis of the U.S., Canadian and global economies, focusing on factors that impact demand for engineered wood products across several market segments as a basis for forecasting expected production of engineered wood products.

Woodworking Industry News

Ashley awards grant to SkillsUSA

ARCADIA, Wis. – Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC has awarded $125,000 through the Ashley Furniture SkillsUSA Chapter Grant to recipient SkillsUSA chapters located near Ashley’s advanced manufacturing facilities in Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin. The furniture company hosted onsite events for students to accept their chapter’s check and tour the advanced manufacturing and distribution facility to learn about the many career paths available at the company.