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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).

States sue, manufacturers commit to comply

Attorneys general from several states including Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Nebraska, Ohio and others have or plan to file suit challenging the Covid-19 vaccination mandates set out by President Biden in September.

Countdown begins as OSHA posts Covid rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has posted its emergency temporary standard in the Federal Register regarding Covid-19 protection for workers employed by manufacturers with 100 or more employees.

Keith Crowder, former AWMAC association manager, succumbs to cancer

Keith Crowder, who for seven years served as the association manager for the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC), died August 20, 2021, after a battle with cancer. His late daughter Sonja Crowder also passed away from cancer three years ago. Crowder joined the AWMAC on Oct. 1, 2010, as association manager and led the transformation of AWMAC's Board of Directors from a management board to a governance board. He retired from AWMAC in June of 2017.

Furniture company opens health care clinic for employees and family

PONTOTOC, Miss. — Employees of a Mississippi furniture factory are now able to get health care services near their work site. Southern Furniture Industries recently opened a health and wellness clinic for employees and their families to control the rising costs of health care. The clinic is staffed with three registered nurses and a nurse practitioner. Southern Furniture is made up of Southern Motion, a recliner manufacturer, and Fusion Furniture, producers of living room furniture, with about 2,200 employees at nine facilities in Pontotoc County.