Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

Stagnant wage growth continues to halt economy

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

todmug_newWhile reading through economic forecasts for 2015, the overwhelming consensus is quite positive. The stock market is flourishing, unemployment is down and the housing market recovery continues. All good news, especially if you’re already rich.



Standards are solid ground in today’s ever-shifting world

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00

todmug_newEverybody’s got standards. Some are high and some are low. I knew a guy in college who didn’t appear to have any, but that’s beside the point.



Selling outsourcing? I’ll keep my day job

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00

todmug_newThere’s a local woodworker with whom I’ve become friendly through the years. Let’s call him Ed. I stop by his shop occasionally to see what he’s up to and, more often than not, get some advice on one of my projects.



IWF gave a sneak peek of big things to come

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

todmug_newThe final day of the International Woodworking Fair falls on a Saturday and it can be a long day for exhibitors. The big crowds have come and gone and thoughts of finally getting home have crept in. They’re exhausted, waiting for the signal to start packing up, while wearing their emotions on their sleeve. As a paid observer, this is where you learn the truth. Thumbs-up or thumbs-down on the show? You’re not fooling anyone.



Breathe easier with these nuggets of knowledge

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 15 September 2014 00:00

todmug_newI’m calling this my “Did You Know?” column, just so you know.



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