Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

A brighter horizon with tax clouds in the way

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 17 June 2013 00:00

todmug_newAfter returning from the Woodworking Industry Conference in May, where the industry’s key decision makers gather every two years to talk business and attend association meetings, I was left with one distinct impression: these folks are genuinely enthused about the prospects of 2013 and beyond. See ya, great and formidable recession. It’s time to invest and prosper.

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Industry is set to put its best foot forward

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00

todmug_newGet out your calendar and circle the following dates: July 24-27 for the AWFS fair in Las Vegas as well as May 6-10 for Woodworking Safety Week.

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Chairmaking challenge confounds and astounds

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 15 April 2013 00:00

todmug_newIf you work with designers — or have said never again — this should brighten your day.

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Mergers, commitments and a hope for new growth

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00

todmug_newA couple of news items to share as you begin your journey through this month’s issue: WoodLINKS USA is merging with the Woodwork Career Alliance (Page 10) and the 2013 AWFS has hooked the big fish (Page 57).

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CMA study gives a glimpse at how shops are evolving

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 18 February 2013 00:00

todmug_newWe used to ask our profile subjects, as a matter of practice, about their most indispensable tool. The answers ranged from a card scraper or router to a CNC machine and Woodshop News (shameless plug, I know, but I really like my paycheck). My other favorite answer was involvement with a guild or association. Of course, membership isn’t a physical tool used in the shop, but the benefits of networking with your peers, educational opportunities and the band of brotherhood shouldn’t be overlooked.

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