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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.

Labor and supply chain issues dampen HNI’s earnings prospects

At the same time HNI Corp. is reporting strong order trends, labor availability, supply chain challenges and input cost inflation are conspiring to create greater than expected capacity constraints. The net result, the company said, is it expects third-quarter operating income to be 25 to 35 percent below prior-year levels.