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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).
LOS ANGELES — The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools program has named 18 winners of its $1 million Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence, including three grand prize winners from Colorado, Ohio and Virginia.
Millwork company expands in Canada
Mirmil Products Limited, a Canadian-based millwork company has expanded into new facilities, invested in new technology and recruited more than 30 new skilled workers to meet a growing demand for its products and services.
VIDEO: Are CoBots the future of the small shop?
Jonathan Katz-Moses, a Youtube influencer, home-shop woodworker, and inventor of a magnetic dovetail jig, tours a robotics factory to answer his question, "Are CoBots" the FUTURE of the Small Shop." He spent a week "playing" with the robotics at ATI Industrial Automation to examine these robots close up and make his own decision. Watch the video below and determine if the collaborative robots are the next "CNC" type of equipment that will be found in wood shops of the future.
Sustainable outdoor furniture brand goes upscale
SYRACUSE, Ind. -- Polywood, manufacturer of outdoor furniture made from Polywood lumber, is expanding into new markets with the launch of its PW Designer Series. The PW Designer Series aims to expand the heritage brand's profile beyond its flagship Adirondack chair product.
USDA accepting grant applications for wood products
Washington D.C. – Grants worth approximately $13 million are available to support market innovation in wood products and wood energy. The Oct. 19 announcement from Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh came during a “Leaders for the Built Environment” virtual event and kicks off National Forest Products Week as proclaimed by President Biden.
Global Finishing Solutions bolsters leadership team
Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) named three new vice presidents, including Thomas Carlson who was named vice president of operations.
Stiles Machinery hosts in-person seminar
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Woodworking machinery distributor Stiles Machinery is hosting an in-person technology and networking event. This year’s Manufacturing Solutions Seminar, the first in-person event since 2019, will be held Nov. 9-11 at Stiles’ High Point, North Carolina, showroom. The event will feature a series of presentations and demonstrations from a variety of industry experts.
World's largest timber suspension bridge
The bridge features a timber-frame design constructed of lumber locally sourced by Matelski Lumber company in Boyne Falls, Michigan,
Automation event tackles U.S. labor shortage
Integrating automation systems and software can help woodworking businesses tackle the labor shortage, increase throughput, and reduce costs per part, according to organizers of the Keep America Machining event.
Hooker Furniture rebrands to reflect 'One Company, One Team' platform
To reflect its broad portfolio of companies and products, Hooker Furniture has rebranded its name to Hooker Furnishings.