Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

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.



It just got harder to see forest through the trees

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 19 October 2015 00:00

todmug_newDid you know the world has more than 3 trillion trees? No, I didn’t count them. But a new Yale University study did, using a combination of satellite imagery, forest inventories and supercomputer technologies to map tree populations worldwide at the square-kilometer level.



AWFS had exhibitors singing its praises

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

todmug_newThe woodworking industry enjoyed its moment in the sizzling sun of Las Vegas in July, staging a successful AWFS that featured nearly 600 exhibitors and a slew of new products.



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