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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).

Ashley Furniture's solar initiative an environmental friend

ARCADIA, Wis. -- For the 31st year, the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) chamber has awarded nine companies with the Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award. Amongst the 9 winners was Ashley Furniture Industries in Arcadia, Wis. The company was one of three firms to be named in the Environmental Stewardship category. This year’s winners have been chosen for programs that demonstrate an innovative approach to environmental protection, or a level of effort beyond that which is required by regulatory compliance.

VIDEO: Making locally sourced CLT

DURANGO, Colo. -- Timber Age Systems Inc., a company that specializes in making cross-laminated timber for sustainable building projects, plans to expand its manufacturing capacity and develop a new facility after receiving a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Recycling Resources Economic.

Deal protects 10 million acres of Oregon forest; shields landowners

SALEM, Ore. -- An agreement has been reached between timber and environmental groups to overhaul management of 10 million acres of private forestlands in Oregon. The deal, announced Saturday, Oct. 30, by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s office, concludes more than a year of negotiations between forestry and environmental groups to develop a plan to boost protections for vulnerable fish and wildlife while shielding the timber industry’s ability to log. The agreement curbs attempts by both sides to place initiatives on the ballot during upcoming elections.

Harvard Study: Home remodeling gains to remain robust

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Strong growth in home improvement and maintenance expenditures is expected to continue over the coming year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) compiled by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.  The LIRA projects year-over-year gains in annual improvement and repair spending will reach 9 percent in the fourth quarter and maintain that pace into 2022.

University receives $4 million grant to study 3D printing with recycled wood

MOSCOW, Idaho — The University of Idaho is developing technology to turn Idaho wood waste into architectural millwork and construction materials on the market — by using it as a medium for 3D-printing. An interdisciplinary research team led by College of Engineering Assistant Professor Michael Maughan has been awarded nearly $4 million from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program.