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Lacey Act at core of Gibson probe

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 12 December 2011 00:00

The Gibson Guitar Corp. issued a statement in August stating that government officials had raided its manufacturing facilities in Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., and seized several pallets of wood, guitars and electronic files. The announcement led to an uproar in the woodworking and lumber supply industries as to the federal government’s enforcement of the Lacey Act, which bans the use of illegally harvested timber.

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Furniture Society names new president

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 November 2011 00:00

10_news_deskAlf Sharp, a custom furniture maker in Woodbury, Tenn., is the newly elected Furniture Society president. The studio furniture group is a national organization committed to promoting the art of furniture making and design. Reflecting back on how he was welcomed, educated and inspired when he first joined the group in the late 1990s, Sharp says he wants to give that same treatment to other artisans.

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WMMA launches lobbying program

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 November 2011 00:00

12_news_deskThe Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers Association recently implemented its new Patriot Award program as an incentive for its members to demonstrate to their local representative how legislative and regulatory issues will directly impact jobs, revenues and economic development at their plants.

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Letter to the Editor: SawStop inventor responds to claims

Written by Stephen Gass Wednesday, 26 October 2011 00:00

Editor’s note: The following is a response to a position paper from the Power Tool Institute in regards to SawStop founder Stephen Gass’s petition before the Consumer Products Safety Commission, published as a letter to the editor in the September 2011 issue of Woodshop News (“SawStop mandate would hurt woodworkers,” Page 7).

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Letter to the Editor: Response to PTI on SawStop

Wednesday, 26 October 2011 18:48

In 2003 the founders of SawStop, along with 339 other individuals, petitioned the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for a new safety standard for table saws. In 2006 the CPSC voted 2-1 to begin the process, with then-Chairman Hall Stratton voting in favor (Stratton was appointed by President George W. Bush). The CPSC, however, did not begin the process because Stratton resigned shortly after the vote, leaving a 1-1 deadlock.

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