Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

Stanley Black & Decker boosts portfolio with new acquisitions

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00

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Stanley Black & Decker can start its own woodworking supply store following its recent acquisition of the Lenox and Irwin tool brands from Newell Brands. It certainly has enough inventory.

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IWF brought a lot of energy to Atlanta

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 17 October 2016 00:00

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You know it’s a good IWF when …

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Forecast is for increased regulation with chance of growth

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 12 September 2016 00:00

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its final rule to reduce exposure to formaldehyde vapors from certain wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States.

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New technology puts more at your fingertips

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 15 August 2016 00:00

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About a dozen years ago, Porter-Cable introduced the “world’s first” cordless router, powered by a 19.2-volt nickel-cadmium battery. The battery sat on top of the tool, which made it a bit top-heavy, but the performance seemed adequate in the few minutes that I got to play with it.

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WMIA scholarship money helps students, industry

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

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The Woodworking Machinery Industry Association awarded $36,500 in scholarship money in May for students pursuing woodworking education. About half of the money is going to 12 college students selected by the trade group’s educational foundation board of trustees.

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