Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

Cub Scouts, tools and my shop — what could go wrong?

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 16 January 2017 00:00

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When I volunteered — or got drafted, depending on how it’s remembered — to lead my son’s Cub Scout den, I didn’t give much thought to future woodworking dilemmas. Then I experienced my first Pinewood Derby, which I wrote about last winter, and began to realize how woodworking and scouting can be intertwined.

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In 30 years, we’ve seen a lot and we’re just getting started

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 12 December 2016 00:00

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It’s official. Woodshop News is 30 years old. I write this on the morning Donald Trump was elected president, so it seems rather trivial. But it’s certainly a milestone moment for my staff and co-workers. Thirty years is a long time to do anything and, to succeed in the publishing industry during that span, in my opinion, is rather remarkable.

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Stanley Black & Decker boosts portfolio with new acquisitions

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

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Stanley Black & Decker can start its own woodworking supply store following its recent acquisition of the Lenox and Irwin tool brands from Newell Brands. It certainly has enough inventory.

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IWF brought a lot of energy to Atlanta

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 17 October 2016 00:00

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You know it’s a good IWF when …

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Forecast is for increased regulation with chance of growth

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 12 September 2016 00:00

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its final rule to reduce exposure to formaldehyde vapors from certain wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States.

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