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Like a kid in a candy store

Written by John English Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

candy1Ted Turner created a television station that plays nothing but classic movies. He once said in an interview that the concept works because the audience is seeing a lot of his movies for the first time. Even though these films are often older than the people watching them, millions of viewers tune in every evening to see what’s “new.”

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The hum of a happy workplace

Written by John English Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

hum2Happy workers — and that includes shop owners — do better work.

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Stand out and cash in

Written by John English Monday, 16 December 2013 00:00

standout1We had a little work done on the home place a few months ago. A contractor came in and gave us a price, we signed the papers and all these very professional people showed up one after the other until everything was done.

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VOC rules can cause a mess

Written by Christopher Hoffman Monday, 16 December 2013 00:00

voc1Cabinet Makers Association executive director David Grulke sums up regulation of volatile organic compounds, a vital component of most varnishes, paints and stains, with one word.

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So close, yet so far away

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 December 2013 00:00

soclose1Grab a map and find Littleton, N.H. It’s north of the White Mountains, south of St. Johnsbury, Vt., and more than a two-hour drive from the Massachusetts’ state line. Why the geography lesson? Well, this is a story of a small-town shop, Littleton Millwork, serving the Boston market and beyond for roughly three decades, and a little perspective might help.

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