Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

Near-pain, small gains and lessons learned

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

todmug_new“Please accept my resignation. I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member.”



Regulations and renewal mark fast start to 2016

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

The wood industry has lobbied hard to extend a tax provision for new machinery and other capital improvement purchases. It’s become an annual ritual, usually decided with a one-year extension at the eleventh hour.



Digging deep and thriving for 30 years

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

Last month, I tried to wax poetic about my preference for looking forward rather than backwards. Turns out that’s a ridiculous notion for a magazine editor in an anniversary year.



We’re older, wiser and ready to celebrate our 30th anniversary

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 14 December 2015 00:00

todmug_newLooking back is so yesterday. Sure, it’s fun to reminisce and it’s prudent to learn from the past. But I’d rather live in the moment and be excited about the future.



Hammer comes down on Lumber Liquidators

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

todmug_newOn Oct. 6, Lumber Liquidators pleaded guilty to a felony violation of the Lacey Act and must pay $10 million as part of a U.S. Justice Department settlement. In addition, Lumber Liquidators will pay the federal government $3.2 million in lieu of forfeiture of the illegally sourced flooring in inventory and is on probation for five years.



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