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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

Plane crash investigation progressing

More details are emerging in the plane crash that took the life of industry executive James Scarlett, CEO of Scarlett Inc.The aircraft, a single-engine, Piper PA-32 Saratoga plane, crashed on April 12 in the woods near the Claxton, Tennessee, community in Anderson County. The Anderson County Sherriff's Office reported that the plane broke apart in flight and luggage and parts of the plane were scattered throughout the wooded area. 

Closets Conference & Expo

It's Closets Week in Schaumburg

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- A total of 112 exhibitors are showing their wares at the Schaumburg Convention Center during the Closets Conference & Expo 2024, co-located with Wood Pro Expo Illinois, scheduled for April 17-19. The number of vendors on the expo floor, which is officially sold out, represents a more than 25% increase from the 2023 event.

Woodworking Industry News

OSB plant to get $30 million upgrade

Martco, LLC, parent company for timber sourcing and manufacturing company RoyOMartin, announced it will invest more than $30 million to install technologically advanced production equipment at its Allen Parish plant that produces oriented strand board (OSB) for the housing industry.