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Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.

Executive Briefing Conference

2022 EBC agenda addresses top-of-mind topics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Executive Briefing Conference (EBC), the woodworking industry’s most unique event for C-level executives, will take place at The Broadmoor, one of the nation’s most iconic luxury resorts. The EBC was founded on the premise of bringing leaders together from all ranks of the woodworking industry – cabinets, furniture, architectural woodwork, machine manufacturers, suppliers, etc. - to address what’s new and what’s next.

Canadian News

Interfor invests C$56 million for a minority stake in GreenFirst

BURNABY, British Columbia -- Interfor Corp. acquired 28,684,433 common shares of GreenFirst Forest Products Inc. from Rayonier A.M. Canada. Interfor paid approximately C$56 million in cash and now owns approximately 16.2% of GreenFirst's issued and outstanding shares. Interfor said its investment in GreenFirst is complementary to its expansion into Eastern Canada through the acquisition of EACOM Timber Corporation in February.