The week's top wood industry report was OSHA's fine of Tricon Timber, a large privately-held sawmill in Montana. Tricon was cited for repeat safety violations and fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The past week was loaded with news about the Atlanta International Woodworking Fair, which ended Saturday. Attendance was up significantly over the 2010 edition, a product of a recovering housing market and pent-up demand, according to CEO Pat LaFramboise.

Here are the top reports, features and videos from the past week at Woodworking Network.

Tricon Lumber Posts

OSHA Tags Tricon Timber for 27 Serious and Repeat Violations By Rich Christianson | Updated: 08/28/2012 9:01:00 AM
Tricon Timber LLC, which bills itself as Montana's largest family-owned sawmill operation, was cited for 27 serious and repeat safety violations and fined $128,700 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Read more

Hamilton CNC Wood Cutting

Hamilton Scenic Moves Into Museum Work with CNC Router
Posted by Josh Krol | Updated: 08/17/2012 12:00:00 PM
Hamilton Scenic Specialty bought a CNC router to increase production while building stages for theaters and a growing museum display business. Read more

Woodworking Industry Reawakens at IWF 2012
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 08/27/2012 4:00:00 PM
What a refreshing difference it makes to talk with colleagues about a woodworking industry showing signs of economic recovery rather than one dog paddling in the murky waters of a recession. Read more

Georgia-Pacific Hardboard Closing to Cost 141 Jobs
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 08/27/2012 8:48:00 AM
Georgia-Pacific Corporation said it will permanently close its hardboard plant in Duluth this Thursday, putting up to 141 people out of work. Read more

Waldun Forest Products Fire

Waldun Forest Products Mill Destroyed in Fire
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 08/28/2012 12:23:00 PM
Waldun Forest Products, reportedly one of the world's largest manufacturers of cedar roofing shakes and shingles, was destroyed in a fire Saturday night. Read more


Videos Live from IWF 2012
Edited by Hal Hinderliter | Updated: 08/24/2012 9:15:00 AM
Felder Group  woodworking machinery's IWF video was among most viewed items at Woodworking Network this week.
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Why IWF 2012 Did Well: CEO Patrick LaFramboise
By Bill Esler | Updated: 08/26/2012 4:14:00 PM
IWF CEO and president Patrick LaFramboise in an interview with Bill Esler, says the 2012 Fair saw technology innovation, big crowds, pent-up demand and increased international attendance. Poll results show people liked the show.


Employers Can Be Removed from OSHA's Severe Violators List By Rich Christianson | Updated: 08/26/2012 3:19:00 PM
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration established criteria for removing employers, including wood products firms, from its Severe Violator Enforcement Program. Read more

 Haworth AIS

Haworth Acquires Strategic Interest in AIS
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 08/24/2012 12:54:00 PM
Contract furniture manufacturer Haworth Inc. has acquired a strategic interest in AIS, a Boston-based office furniture maker.
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Columbia Forest Products Plans $9M Mill Upgrade
By Bill Esler | Updated: 08/19/2012 11:55:00 AM
Columbia Forest Products will invest $9 million to upgrade its plywood mill in Boardman, OR, that ultimately services cabinet, furniture and other secondary wood product manufacturers.
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