Congress dodged facing the LACEY Act. A scheduled vote on reducing what some wood industry businesses see as onerous burdens was postponed.

Woodshop owner Jared Patchin's blog on who  pays for work errors went viral. Patchin will answer your questions in a Twitter session this month during the International Woodworking Fair. You can tweet him in person at Innovation Soundstage in Booth 2429.

No RELIEF: Lacey Act Vote Cancelled
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 07/26/2012 9:02:00 AM
Voting was cancelled on H.R. 3210, the “Retailers and Entertainers Lacey Implementation and Enforcement Fairness” (RELIEF) Act that would have amended the current Lacey Act. Read more

J Alexander Fine Woodworking Jared Patchin

We Delivered a Cabinet Too Many: Who Paid?
By Jared Patchin | Updated: 07/31/2012 10:00:00 AM
The remodeler was surprised to see four medicine cabinets. I do not think that he was purposely playing dumb to cover a mistake on his part. How to handle a mis-communication about job scope of work? Read more

Merchandise Mart Chicago

Google's Huge Move into Chicago's Mart No Threat to NeoCon
Updated: 07/27/2012 11:46:00 AM
NeoCon, North America's largest contract furnishings fair, and other trade events held at the Merchandie Mart, will not be negatively impacted by Google's plans to lease 572,000 square feet of space at the Mart for its newly acquired Motorola Mobility business. Read more

Wood Industry Worker Demand Rising
Updated: 07/28/2012 11:20:00 AM
A shortage of carpentry applicants keeps help wanted sign out at Ad-Ex International. At Ad-Ex client Clopay Garage Doors, 32 job openings are posted, including a director of operations for the Ohio plant. Read more

FSC Wood Earns Early Gold at 2012 Olympics
Updated: 07/27/2012 9:47:00 AM
Red cedar clad London Velodrome is one of 19 sites built from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) lumber and panel. Read more

Amish Century Components Steam Bends Lazy Susans
By Rick Hill | Updated: 07/25/2012 3:00:00 PM
Century Components, a wood kitchen component manufacturer, has seen sales increase since opening in 1991 while the community helps ease the workload.
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Gibson Guitars

Gibson CEO: Betting the Farm on Busing GOP?
By Bill Esler | Updated: 07/26/2012 6:00:00 PM
Gibson Musical Instrument, whose wood import practices face Federal scrutiny, may be banking on sympathy from a new administration. But some sales prospects - including Sting and Mick Jagger - don't agree. Read more

Woodworker Adds CNC for Historic Chapel Project
Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: 07/29/2012 8:25:00 PM
A specialized job called for historically correct craftsmanship for Wonders of Wood in Tracy City, TN, so owner Dean Lutes acquired his first CNC cutting machine. Read more

Chester Wood Products

Chester Wood Products Commits $10M to Modernize
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 08/01/2012 3:00:00 PM
Chester Wood Products said it will invest $10 million to expand and upgrade its hardwood plywood operations.
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NAP Gladu Buyout by Tenex Completed
By Bill Esler | Updated: 08/01/2012 11:58:00 AM
Wood cutting tool manufacturer NAP Gladu has been acquired by Tenex Capital Management, a private equity firm. It could open the door to acquisitions. Read more

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