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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).
The 2022 edition of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440, “North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights” (NAFS) has been published.
WOOD TAIWAN 2023 highlights sustainable value in April
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Taiwan International Woodworking Machinery Show (WOOD TAIWAN) is back in action after a five-year hiatus. The show will take place from April 20 to 23, 2023, at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1, showcasing an extensive range of products from the wood industry's upstream, midstream, and downstream sector like wood processing equipment, components, hand tools, DIY woodworking, laser engraving, furniture hardware, software services, and wooden furniture.
Multifamily developer confidence remains in negative territory
While the two main confidence indexes for multifamily housing increased slightly in the fourth quarter, they both remained in negative territory, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Sunbelt Forest Products unveils brand identity and expanded product line
BARTOW, Fla. -- Sunbelt Forest Products unveiled a new logo and redesigned website this week, reflecting the company's enhanced offerings in the wake of two years of unprecedented company expansion. In 2021, Sunbelt Forest Products acquired Spartanburg Forest Products to become the leading supplier of pressure treated lumber and wood fencing to Lowe's and independent lumber yards throughout the Eastern United States. With the Spartanburg acquisition, Sunbelt Forest Products has grown to 12 locations with a service area stretching from Florida to Maine.
American Woodmark plans to double plant's size
American Woodmark will soon start construction to double the size of its plant in Richmond County, North Carolina. The cabinetmaker held a ceremonial ground breaking on Feb. 21. The expansion is expected to create 500 new jobs including 131 in North Carolina, and add more than 500,000- sq.-ft. of manufacturing and assembly capacity.
North Carolina environmental agency OK's pellet plant expansion
The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) issued modified air permit for Enviva Biomass’ Ahoskie wood pellet plant that will allow it to substantially increase the production of pellets from 481,800 oven dried tons to 630,000 oven dried tons per year.
VIDEO: New saw may mean new business
In this video, Scott Griggs, president and CEO of MJB Wood Group, shared that the recently purchased Homag Sawteq B-500 CNC saw from Stiles Machinery has out-paced the company's expectations and requirements, and has given them the capability to take on new business.
Engineered wood absorbs carbon dioxide and gets stronger
Rice University scientists have figured out a way to engineer wood to trap carbon dioxide through a potentially scalable, energy-efficient process that also makes the material stronger.
Industry design veteran joins Gat Creek as company unveils two new collections
Expanding the company’s design expertise, Gat Creek recently added Rick Schroeder to its creative team. Schroeder, a past president and chairman of the American Society of Furniture Designers and winner of multiple ASFD/ISFD Pinnacle Awards, brings decades of furniture design experience at large case goods companies.
Cefla Finishing holds certification seminar for dealer technicians
Cefla Finishing, a supplier of finishing, decoration, and digital printing solutions, invited its dealers' field service technicians to its finishing laboratory in Charlotte, N.C., for exclusive training on installations of our Prima, Unidry-G, and FL-12 batch oven.