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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.

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Stella-Jones Q1 sales climb 9%

MONTREAL -- Stella-Jones Inc. reported first-quarter sales of $775 million, an increase of 9% compared to Q1 2023. First quarter sales included a contribution of $14 million from the recently acquired Baldwin Pole and Piling Company.

Canadian News

Interfor posts $72.9M Q1 loss

BURNABY, British Columbia – Interfor recorded a first-quarter net loss of $72.9 million on sales of $813.2 million. The Q1 financial deficit comes on the heels of a net loss of $169.0 million the company recorded in Q4 2023.