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SAPFM readies for mid-year conference

Monday, 17 May 2010 00:00

The Society of American Period Furniture Makers will return June 25-27 to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, Pa., for its annual mid-year conference. Phil Lowe, Dave Lunin, Fred Wilbur and Don Williams will share their expertise on a broad range of techniques.

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Paper giant sells forest products arm

Monday, 17 May 2010 00:00

Domtar Corp. of Montreal, the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the second-largest in the world, agreed to sell its forest products business to Vancouver-based Eacom Timber Corp. for an estimated $120 million.

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ACC buoyed by attendance at Baltimore venue

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 May 2010 00:00

014_news_deskStill the most popular and the largest of all the American Craft Council shows, turnout was high for the 34th annual American Craft Council Show in Baltimore. There were about 700 exhibitors and 19,500 attendees, matching up with the numbers from the 2009 show.

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Energy-use overhaul suits shop’s needs

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 May 2010 00:00

012_news_desk_1At Mark Richey Woodworking in Newburyport, Mass., the company's two most extensive sustainability investments are paying dividends by saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs.

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Table saw suit nets $1.5M verdict

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 May 2010 00:00

A recent verdict resulting from a table saw injury raises the issue of whether stricter safety regulations will be imposed on manufacturers. A compelling factor in the case involved SawStop's blade-stopping device, which was not on the saw that caused the injury.

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