Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

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.



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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