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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).

Event Coverage

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. 

Woodworking Industry News

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.

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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.


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.