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Philly furniture show breeds optimism

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 June 2013 00:00

phillyThe 19th annual Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show, held April 5-7 at the 23rd Street Armory in downtown Philadelphia, had a full slate of exhibitors, dominated by furniture makers seeking a share of a resurgent high-end clientele that frequents this retail show of handmade products.

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Member-based shop opens in North Carolina

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00

membershopChris Estes says he can’t remember what he had for breakfast on any given day, but when he hears about the success of a new member-based woodworking shop or school, he never forgets about it. That’s why he recently started a community shop on his own called the Carolina Woodworking Shop in Graham, N.C.

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Thos. Moser seeks to expand in Southeast

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00

moserThos. Moser, the Auburn, Maine-based makers of fine wood furnishings for the residential and contract markets, is experiencing tremendous growth in the education and hospitality segments.

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Government sector is an untapped market

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00

How do local governments and school districts decide to buy furniture? And why do they choose furniture made from metal or plastic rather than wood? A research project, conducted by the Wood Products Extension Department at North Carolina State University and the U.S. Forest Service, sought the answers and concludes that these are untapped markets for small- to mid-sized woodworking shops.

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Survey shows an increase in optimism

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 April 2013 00:00

cmaThe Cabinet Makers Association released its 2013 CMA Benchmark Study report in February. The annual survey tracks business trends and best practices of woodworkers throughout the nation.

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