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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).


Blackford Capital acquires third patio platform in 12 months

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Blackford Capital, a lower middle market private equity firm, acquired LTD Online Stores, Inc., a patio furniture e-commerce business and wholesale distributor that markets and sells middle-to-high-end furniture through wholesale/drop-shipping, a direct-to-consumer website and a retail storefront located in San Diego.

Woodworking Industry News

Nathan Cressman elected AHFA chair

The American Home Furnishings Alliance announces Nathan Cressman, president and CEO of Magnussen Home, was elected chair of the American Home Furnishings Alliance Board of Directors for 2024 during the organization’s Annual Meeting & CEO Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, November 2-5.

Woodworking Industry News

Manufacturing down again in November

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in November for the 13th consecutive month following a 28-month period of growth, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. Wood and furniture continue contraction.


Building products suppliers expand partnership

DULUTH, Ga. and CHICAGO — Specialty Building Products, LLC, a leading distributor of specialty building products in North America, will expand its distribution partnership with James Hardie Building Products, the world leader in fiber cement siding and backerboard solutions. SBP will now carry the entire range of James Hardie siding and trim products in its Oklahoma City, Kansas City and St. Louis distribution centers, increasing its number of stocking distribution centers to 14.