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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).

Basketball legend Vinnie Johnson winds down furniture business

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Vinnie Johnson, a legendary basketball player who helped lead the Detroit Pistons to two NBA championships and later established a multi-billion dollar business, has shuttered his Michigan-based office furniture dealership. The decision was made earlier this month to close Airea Inc., which is one of the companies in Johnson’s Piston Group LLC holding company. While no reason was given for the decision, Johnson confirmed Airea’s pending closure on the company website:

Global Shop Solutions names new CTO

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Global Shop Solutions, developers of enterprise resource planning software for manufacturers, has named John Davis as its chief technology officer (CTO).  Davis joined Global Shop Solutions in 2004, and has served as an analyst, programmer, and in management. Most recently he led the R&D Infrastructure Team. His programming, networking, and all-around technical knowledge has played a critical role in shaping the company’s ERP software product.

Grizzly urges early orders to avoid supply chain woes

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Supply chain issues are a concern across myriad industries, and at least one distributor of industrial woodworking equipment is encouraging its customers to place orders as soon as possible to ensure their orders are “not tied up in an unpredictable year-end log jam.” 

Robotic technology installed at Cefla's USA Lab

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina -- Cefla North America, a supplier of surface enhancement technologies in the USA and Canada, has installed an advanced robotic spray machine in its finishing laboratory. The robotic technology is known as the iBotic.