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Quality fades to black

Quality fades to black Rich Christianson Odds are, if you sell 1 million of anything, something bad is bound to happen from time to time. In the case of Simplicity Inc. of Reading, PA, bad barely begins to describe the mountain of legal trouble and negative PR the company finds stacking up against it. Triggered […]

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Table saw: SCM Group USA Inc

Table saw: SCM Group USA Inc SCM GROUP USA’s S1400 EX sliding table saw is equipped with a 9-hp main motor, 126-in, crosscut stroke, 59-in, rip capacity, anodized aluminum table and miter fence. The operator controls the electric blade and rip fence movement from the front of the machine. It also features a heavy-gauge crosscut […]

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2008-2009 WCMA calendar of events

2008-2009 WCMA calendar of events August 20-23, 2008: IWF: International Woodworking Fair–USA; Atlanta, GA; Booth #A-443 August 2008: WCMA Wage & Benefit Study September 28-30, 2008: WCMA Fall Conference & Plant Tour Event; Central Iowa October 15-18, 2008: ZOW Italy Woodworking Show; Pordenone, Italy January 2009: WCMA Dimension & Components Market Study February 19-20, 2009: […]

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the growing education initiative needs $150,000 more in industry donations this year to continue thriving—and that worries the program’s director

WoodLINKS-USA pressed for cash: the growing education initiative needs $150,000 more in industry donations this year to continue thriving—and that worries the program’s director Laurel Jorgensen Wilf Torunski, the national program director of WoodLINKS-USA, knows how to stretch a budget, but it’s not something he’s fond of doing. “I think everyone’s surprised at how much […]

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KraftMaid receives 2005 WoodLINKS award

KraftMaid receives 2005 WoodLINKS award LAS VEGAS — KraftMaid Cabinetry of Middlefield, OH, received the 2005 Industry Supporter of the Year award from WoodLINKS USA, in recognition of the company’s contributions to the educational program in Ohio. KraftMaid was chosen because of its extensive participation in statewide educational activities, such as curriculum modernization and development […]

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Wood glue reference guide

Wood glue reference guide WOOD GLUE REFERENCE GUIDE % Brand Name and/or No. Type Form Solids Adhesive Products Corp., 3020 W. Carroll, Chicago, IL 60612 Tel. 773/722-GLUE (4583) FAX 773/722-7125 50-2200 Neoprene Contact L 20 50-2201 Neoprene Contact L 22 50-2210 Neoprene Contact L 50 50-4506 Hot melt L 100 50-2205 Neo. Contact 50 L […]

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Oaks loom in designs, folklore and symbolism

Oaks loom in designs, folklore and symbolism Jo-Ann Kaiser Wood of the Month debuted in June 1986 with a column on oak. Since then we have devoted much space to red oaks and white oaks because, very simply, oak continues to be a beloved and much used species in the United States. The Fine Hardwoods/American […]

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Lewisville, TX-based Commercial Cabinet Solutions achieves triple-digit growth with the right combination of technology and quality employees

The right solution: Lewisville, TX-based Commercial Cabinet Solutions achieves triple-digit growth with the right combination of technology and quality employees Brad Walseth When asked to describe his reaction to Commercial Cabinet Solutions being ranked the fastest-growing company in the 18th annual WOOD 100, Co-owner David Meadows summed up his feelings in one word: Tired. It […]

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Management matters

Management matters Jerry Metz What I mean by that is this. You get to the office early, make a checklist of what you need to get done, and after catching up on only your most important phone messages head straight to the plant. If you have been reading this column, then you have wisely invested […]

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Mereen-Johnson Machine Co

Mereen-Johnson Machine Co Mereen-Johnson Machine Co. of Minneapolis, MN, recently launched an improved maintenance program aimed at providing better service to its customers who may have limited maintenance facilities. Russ McBroom, president of Mereen-Johnson, said, “In addition to the information that we sent them directly, they will also be able to access our new maintenance […]