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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).

Woodworking Industry News

Trex names Paragon Stairs exclusive provider of its spiral stairs

WINCHESTER, Va. — Trex Company said it is stepping into outdoor living season with a strategic new addition to its roster of licensed partners. The company, which says it is the world’s largest manufacturer of high-performance, low-maintenance composite decking and railing has tapped Paragon Stairs, the largest producer of spiral stairs in the U.S., to be the exclusive supplier for its Trex Spiral Stairs collection.

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U.S. manufacturing falls in May

TEMPE, Ariz. — Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in May for the second consecutive month and the 18th time in the last 19 months, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. In the furniture and related products category, one bright spot was in a comment from a company surveyed by ISM. "Business is picking up, with incoming bookings increasing," the furniture manufacturer said.