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Best of both worlds

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 May 2015 00:00

worlds1Buckeye Custom Cabinets and Closets and its sister company, Organized Home Remodeling, share two owners and one shop in Columbus, Ohio. It’s a one-stop shopping concept, providing customers with custom cabinetry and home storage solutions from a single source.

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Closing the deal takes a deft touch

Written by John English Monday, 18 May 2015 00:00

What does a custom woodshop really sell — a craft or a service?

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Here (or there) to stay

Written by John English Monday, 18 May 2015 00:00

heretostay1During World War II, the United States built ships in Denver. Well, OK, they built components there. The actual assembly was done 1,300 miles away at Navy yards just north of San Francisco.

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Where in the world …?

Written by John English Monday, 13 April 2015 00:00

world2Sometimes it seems there are more tools than cabinets on an install. Custom casework often has to work around obstacles and making things fit perfectly means having the right tools available. In a remote location, that means hauling everything to the site, from generators to glue guns. It takes a little planning to keep track of all the job-site tools, protect them from weather and sticky fingers and organize them so they can be found easily when they’re needed.

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Time machine

Written by John English Monday, 13 April 2015 00:00

time1The folks who teach business theory have a big challenge. They need to reduce something as incredibly diverse as the global economy to a concept that can be nicely packaged in a few textbooks. Every time somebody wins a Sveriges Riksbank Prize (the Nobel Prize in economics — and 45 of them were awarded between 1969 and 2014), boardrooms and classrooms on every continent have to adjust curriculum. Sometimes we just find new words to describe old habits, but every now and then there is a gem of originality.

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