-- Neponset Valley Construction, which does cabinetry and wood interiors plus general construction, says customer feedback at Angie's List led it to add another customer service rep. Owner Brian Kearney is upbeat about Neponset Valley Construction's new website. "We're excited to launch it at the beginning of the new year. Fresh year, fresh site. We've got big plans for 2011, "says Kearney, who plans to fill it with  information about lumber and other building materials for customers.  "A lot of the competition's sites never change," observes Kearney. "They built them years ago and fail to update them." The site is and at Facebook it's NeponsetValleyConstruction

TIGNALL, GA - Carpenter Barry T. Clark would like to expand Clark's Woodwork, where he builds furniture and doghouses that are retailed at more than 40 retail stores throughout the South. He told the August Chronicle he received the tools, training and workshop from his uncle, and has had three successful years. Clark believes he could grow the business from two workers to 15.  

CAPITOLA, CA - Othodontist Brian Schabel said it has been tough to find local subcontractors for cabinetry, countertops, doors, framing, drywall and electrical work. to convert an empty bank branch into a modern orthodontics office by April 1 for his 5-year-old practice. "We have every subcontractor we need but they're not local," he told an area reporter. The decline in


BOSTON - Woodshop teacher Ben Kellman gains notoriety as a recent newspaper article suggests restoring woodworking and other shop classes to U.S. schools would improve learning and proficiency. A 2009 Purdue-National Science Foundation study verified that hands-on training helps students learn better than book-and-lecture only approaches. WoodLINKS USA helps support the efforts at U.S. schools.>>

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