Red Book Rocks!Better times are just ahead. So says a panel of industry experts representing the various business segments of the woodworking industry. Are you ready?

To ensure your company has the rock solid foundation it needs to climb to the next level of success, check out the useful manufacturing tips and techniques in the 2012 Red Book Resource Guide for Best Practices. This print and online guide holds the pieces for optimizing: solid wood machining, panel processing, tool selection, gluing and pressing applications, components and species selection, software information, dust collection and more. In addition to this useful print product, the Red Book Resource Guide is available digitally, in full-edition format and individual articles, at

The resource guide also links with, a 24/7 searchable database of more than 2,000 manufacturers and exclusive distributors to more than 600 types of woodworking equipment and supplies. Navigating is like taking a virtual walk through a plant: moving from the lumber and solid wood machining/rough mill area, to the panel processing cell, the laminating/veneering/pressing area, finishing room and components and assembly area. Plant operations is the umbrella for shop-wide operations such as software, moisture control, dust collection/spark detection etc.’s advanced capabilities also enables searches via a drop-down menu or by typing specific keywords. Specification charts on 23 types of equipment and supplies also can be downloaded for quick comparisons.

The third component is the weekly Red Book Alerts, which offer product specific information and ideas to further help improve your business. If you don’t already receive them, sign up now at

Together, these pieces will help your company develop a rock solid foundation for success.


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