Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

Sifting through some journalistic sawdust

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 21 October 2013 00:00

With the AWFS fair over and done, it’s time to empty my reporter’s notebook of a few recent news items:



Some sights to behold (and one not to) in Las Vegas

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 16 September 2013 00:00

todmug_newWhat happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? I think not. Our post-show coverage of the 2013 AWFS fair begins on Page 9 with reaction from the show’s producer, exhibitors and attendees. The consensus is it was a good show for an industry that has wallowed in the recession for too many years.



A longshot pays off and a new shop rises

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 19 August 2013 00:00

todmug_newIt’s been a good day. Not my best, mind you, ranking far behind the day I met my wife, the day my son was born, the 15 days I went to Jimmy Buffett concerts and the day I watched college basketball at the ESPN studios and met Dick Vitale in the men’s room. But it’s still a pretty darn good day.



EPA rules seeks new limit on formaldehyde in wood

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

todmug_newThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed two rules in May to help protect Americans from exposure to the harmful chemical formaldehyde, consistent with a federal law passed by Congress in 2010.



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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