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Charleston charm

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

charleston1Hostetler Custom Cabinetry is a small business in Charleston, S.C., that has been serving the needs of homeowners for more than 30 years.

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Perfect strangers

Written by John English Monday, 15 July 2013 00:00

strangers1Find your niche. That’s the mantra to which every business aspires. And a couple of woodworkers out West seem to have done just that. Bill Pridgeon and Denny Zimmerman only met each other in April, but they have been doing remarkably similar work on opposite sides of a state line for about seven years.

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More for your money

Written by John English Monday, 15 July 2013 00:00

money1A few decades ago, financing equipment was pretty simple. Call the banker and then place the order. But in the early 1980s, the auto industry began leasing fleets of cars to rental companies on a large scale and leasing soon became a viable option for everything from table saws to household furniture.

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Balancing act

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

balancing1With a mix of vintage machines and dedicated setups, New England Joinery Works in Essex, Conn., can quickly produce custom millwork, doors, windows, flooring and more in its spacious 12,000-sq.ft. shop. Curved millwork is the shop’s specialty, which is often made from PVC products.

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Carrying the torch

Written by Ann Goebel Monday, 17 June 2013 00:00

torch1Lodged at the end of Lumber Street in Salisbury, N.C., is a classic brick-and-mortar structure with varnished hardwood floors because that’s the way they built lumber mills a century ago. Home to Goodman Millwork Inc., it still stands as a sturdy, steadfast symbol of a family-owned enterprise that has survived every up and down, from the Great Depression to the recent Great Recession.

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