Do you have a proactive or reactive approach to your business? What do you do in a crisis? Phil and Ben Cohen of Cohen Architectural Woodworking in St. James, Missouri, developed an innovative seven-step plan to keep their plant open and all of their people gainfully employed despite the COVID-19 pandemic. They share their tips with Will Sampson, editor of FDMC magazine and Woodworking Network.
 
The Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge has become the premier competition for creative woodworking in the world. With thousands of dollars in prize money, the competition honors the best veneer woodworking in furniture, cabinets, architectural millwork, and specialty products. There are even categories for first-time entrants and student work. In the interest of promoting veneer as a beautiful, natural, and sustainable product, the competition also honors not only creators of fine work but also the distributors and sales people who supplied the veneer. The deadline for entries is June 1, so don’t delay.
 
Intro music courtesy of Anthony Monson.