Woodworking Industry: Taking a Closer Look

Hammer comes down on Lumber Liquidators

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 16 November 2015 00:00

todmug_newOn Oct. 6, Lumber Liquidators pleaded guilty to a felony violation of the Lacey Act and must pay $10 million as part of a U.S. Justice Department settlement. In addition, Lumber Liquidators will pay the federal government $3.2 million in lieu of forfeiture of the illegally sourced flooring in inventory and is on probation for five years.



It just got harder to see forest through the trees

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 19 October 2015 00:00

todmug_newDid you know the world has more than 3 trillion trees? No, I didn’t count them. But a new Yale University study did, using a combination of satellite imagery, forest inventories and supercomputer technologies to map tree populations worldwide at the square-kilometer level.



AWFS had exhibitors singing its praises

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 14 September 2015 00:00

todmug_newThe woodworking industry enjoyed its moment in the sizzling sun of Las Vegas in July, staging a successful AWFS that featured nearly 600 exhibitors and a slew of new products.



New and improved vs. old and reliable

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 17 August 2015 00:00

todmug_newThis is how I know the economy has improved: my e-mail is full of new product announcements.



Top 10 reasons to book that flight to Las Vegas now

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

todmug_newIn a nod to David Letterman, here’s my Top 10 list of reasons to attend the 2015 AWFS fair in Las Vegas:



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