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Scarlett adapts to a change in conditions

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 August 2011 00:00

10_news_deskScarlett Inc., a woodworking industry distributor of new and used machinery based in Grand Rapids, Mich., is currently celebrating its 45th year in business. Company president Jim Scarlett attributes the company’s success to selling what he calls “higher level solutions,” such as CNC machinery and other automated equipment.

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WoodLINKS turns its focus to fundraising

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 July 2011 00:00

Steve Ehle, recently named interim national director for WoodLINKS USA, says fundraising is one of his top priorities. The extra money is needed to increase awareness of the organization, which is an industry/educational partnership dedicated to providing the wood industry with skilled workers.

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Groupon opens doors for woodworking stores

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 July 2011 00:00

11_newsdeskGroupon, a collective coupon-purchasing website, is earning its stripes as an effective marketing tool. But can it work for the woodworking industry? It already does, according to the company.

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Woodworking school is dream come true

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 June 2011 00:00

10_news_deskThomas Johnson, owner of Thomas A. Johnson Furniture Co. in Lynchburg, Va., is well into the process of starting a fully staffed, three-year woodworking program with an extensive training curriculum. The school’s mission will be to produce woodworking professionals with leadership skills to contribute to the future of the industry. In March, Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Thomas A. Johnson Woodworking School.

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Furniture Society cancels Vegas conference

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 June 2011 00:00

The Furniture Society’s board of trustees voted in late April to cancel the studio furniture group’s annual conference, which was to take place July 20-23 during the AWFS fair in Las Vegas, according to conference program coordinator Kern Maass.

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