LINCOLNSHIRE, IL -- Ten years ago, on Sept. 19, 1996 to be precise, Industrial Strength Woodworking - iswonline.com - was born.

The digital offspring of Wood & Wood Products and Custom Woodworking Business magazines has undergone numerous changes over the course of its first decade - some cosmetic, some functional, but all geared toward making the site a better informational resource for professional woodworkers.

As ISW prepares to celebrate its 10th birthday, major work is being done behind the screens to redesign and refine the Web site, as well as those of its related family of publications: Wood & Wood Products, Red Book, Custom Woodworking Business and CLOSETS. A grand re-launch will take place in early fall.

The new ISWonline logo merely hints at the improvements that await visitors to the redesigned site. Site improvements on tap include a cleaner, more contemporary look; a more exacting search engine to help visitors find the content they seek; and user-friendly cross-indexing of 10 years worth of feature article archives by issue and department or subject.

A special feature highlighting the 10-year history of ISWonline will be published in the September issue of W&WP. Additional information about the re-launch of ISWonline will be forthcoming in future issues of CWB and W&WP and CLOSETS, and, of course, on iswonline.com.

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