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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.


Not Joining the Reshoring to America Manufacturing Trend

The team at Safety Speed Manufacturing joins in applauding the reshoring trend bringing production back to the U.S., but it will not be joining the movement anytime soon. Its 65,000 woodworking machines have been proudly made in the USA since its first vertical panel saw was manufactured 57 years ago.


Paul Wellborn: A Man With a Plan

Paul Wellborn, winner of the second annual Jerry Metz Achievement Award, has plotted the course of Wellborn Cabinet for four decades. He's the first to note that many others have contributed to the company's success along the way.