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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).

Woodworking Industry News

Where, or will, a new $20M facility be built?

Reporters from the Triad Business Journal say that Archdale, N.C., is in the running for a $20 million dollar wood-products manufacturing and distribution facility.  But they don’t know who it is. According to David Hill, a reporter for the Triad Business Journal, the unnamed company would bring 129 new jobs and is considering buying approximately 60 acres and making a total investment of $19.5 million. Now, we will wait to see who that company is and where they will be building this factory. If a factory is built at all.

Canadian News

Funds will help B.C. firms launch sustainable projects 

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Two forestry projects in B.C. are receiving funding to develop and advance value-added manufacturing in the province. Funding from Natural Resources Canada’s Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program is helping B.C. companies develop ways to utilize  dead and damaged wood products by turning them into engineered wood products.

Woodworking Industry News

Update: Furniture and wood products contract

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in October, but furniture and wood products manufacturing were not one of the industries that grew. Overall, the economy achieved a 29th consecutive month of growth, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.