VIDEO: Training the next generation of woodworkers

A national training center in Colorado is helping to bridge the skills gap for today’s manufacturers while educating the next generation of leaders in the woodworking industry. The MiLL or the "Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab, is a state-of-the-art educational facility located in Colorado Springs, Colo. It was designed to create opportunities for high school and college-age students as well as military and industry professionals by providing them with advanced training and techniques in lean manufacturing. 

Biesse Group acquires Forvet glass machining producer

Woodworking technology specialist Biesse Group, which also designs, manufactures and distributes systems and machines for machining glass, stone, metal, plastic and composite materials, has acquired Forvet Costruzione Macchine Speciali SpA, a manufacturer of specialty equipment for glass machining.

West Fraser to acquire OSB mill

VANCOUVER, BC, -- West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has entered into an agreement to acquire Georgia Pacific's oriented strand board (OSB) mill near Allendale, South Carolina, for approximately $280 million. The transaction is expected to close following completion of U.S. regulatory reviews and satisfaction of customary conditions.

Acme Tools names new CFO

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Acme Tools has named Scott Foyt its new Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Steve Hetland as CFO who will retire next spring. 

Tip over hangtag rule proposed

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s proposed rule for a mandatory furniture stability standard includes a requirement for a new hangtag that would highlight a product’s performance and technical data for consumers, according to the American Home Furnishings Alliance.

Top 10 OSHA violations

According to OSHA’s most recent list of frequently cited standards, fall protection, hazard communication, and respiratory protection are the top three standards violated in fiscal year 2020, which runs from Oct. 1, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2020.

MooreCo responds to OSHA investigation

TEMPLE, Texas - MooreCo Inc., which faces about $238,929 in proposed fines for workplace injuries to employees, said that it is reviewing data from an OSHA investigation. A representative for the Temple, Texas-based company told the Kileen Daily Herald newspaper that the company was “committed to improving employee safety.” Calls to the company CEO have not been returned.