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Lumber coalition seeks U.S.-Canadian fair trade rules

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 January 2017 00:00

With the expiration of the U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Trade Agreement, a coalition of U.S. lumber producers are seeking remedies from the government that will impose duties and prevent further injury to the domestic market.

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ITC confirms ruling in Reaxx table saw suit

Monday, 16 January 2017 00:00

Bosch_ReaxxThe U.S. International Trade Commission confirmed findings by an administrative law judge in SawStop’s patent infringement lawsuit against Robert Bosch GmbH and its subsidiary, Robert Bosch Tool Corp., for the Bosch Reaxx Jobsite Table Saw.

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‘Generation Next’ seeks funds to support trade workers

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 January 2017 00:00

This Old House Ventures of Stamford, Conn., recently started a charitable campaign called Generation Next with the goal of encouraging and empowering young people to join skilled trades.

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WCA updates skill standards

Sunday, 11 December 2016 00:00

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America released the 2016 Woodwork Manufacturing Skill Standards, calling it the most significant update to the industry-accepted skill standards since they debuted in 2011.

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Iraq vet opens Carolina shop with his wife

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 December 2016 00:00

iraq_vetIn 2015, after 15 years of service and four deployments with the U.S. Marines, Gunnery Sergeant Michael “Brien” Kirkpatrick of Swansboro, N.C., retired from the military to turn his woodworking hobby into a business. He and his wife opened Build it Right Woodworking and began selling niche items such as handcrafted cutting boards made from exotic woods, flag cases and other memorabilia.

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