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Summer shop classes rise above economy

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:13

Summer woodworking programs aren’t totally feeling the negative effects of the economic downturn. The success of the woodworking schools shouldn’t come as too much of a shock. As a general trend, college and continuing education programs do particularly well in a weak economy.



Newsletter reports reflect housing woes

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 18:56

The downward trend in the housing market has brought with it a number of related businesses and industries, and among them are the lumber and panel markets, which have been greatly impacted by the decline in housing starts.



Hard times for homeowner improvements

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 18:35

A collapsing economy, combined with further deterioration of the housing market, continues to suppress remodeling activity, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) points to homeowner improvement spending declining at an annual rate of 12.1 percent by the third quarter of 2009.



Fine Furnishings expands to Baltimore

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 18:30

The debut of the Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show in Baltimore is scheduled for May 2-3 at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center complex. The show is produced by Karla Little of KL Communications, who is also director of two other Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Shows in Providence, R.I., and Milwaukee.



Fair turnout for TSI Greensboro show

Tuesday, 31 March 2009 18:21

Attendance was lower than expected at the 22nd annual TSI Carolinas Industrial Woodworking Expo, but not bad considering the economy, according to the show’s producers. Held Feb. 19-20 at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum Complex, the show featured 107 contracted exhibiting companies, with over 500 exhibiting personnel, offering new technology, products and services, and educational seminars.



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