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Maine shop designs a new way forward

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 August 2010 00:00

10_maine_01He calls it an overnight success story that took almost two decades. Doug Green, president of Green Design Furniture in Portland, Maine, announced in May that after 18 years of producing high-end custom furniture, he will now focus on developing new product and process designs for manufacturing and corporate clients. As a result, the company is currently winding down its manufacturing, catalog and retail operations.

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EPA delays lead-paint rule enforcement

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 August 2010 00:00

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency delayed enforcement of its Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) to Oct. 1. The rule had become effective on April 22. This delay is a response to concerns raised by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, its building industry coalition allies and several members of Congress, according to the trade group.

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‘An abundance of outstanding pieces’

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 August 2010 00:00

16_abundance_01The Furniture Society held its annual conference in June at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. About 400 attendees gathered to discuss the theme, "Fusions: Minds & Hands Shaping Our Future," with three days of seminars, demonstrations and networking opportunities. Attendees included studio furniture makers, designers, collectors, educators and curators.

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WMIA honors Safety Speed Cut

Monday, 19 July 2010 00:00

Safety Speed Cut has won the 2010 Partner of the Year award, presented by the distributor division of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association.

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Bigger crowds come out for Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 July 2010 00:00

08_biggercrowds_01The National Kitchen and Bath Association's 47th annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) drew more than 37,000 attendees April 16-18 to Chicago's McCormick Place. It featured nearly 700 exhibitors showcasing their latest products.

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