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Washington woodworker wins Founders’ Award

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 May 2014 00:00

washingtonSteve Habersetzer recently received the Founders’ Award from the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, given annually to a community member who has made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the school.

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Globalization is shaking up the market

Written by John English Monday, 19 May 2014 00:00

Rod Schaeffer runs a small hardwood supply business in South Dakota. Most of what he sells comes from suppliers in the northern Appalachians and, on his last buying trip to Pennsylvania, he saw something disturbing. In a warehouse that had pallets of lumber stacked eight and 10 high, buyers from China were walking through the building, pointing at an entire stack and simply nodding. They were buying tens of thousands of board feet at a time and the mill manager was worried that he wouldn’t be able to replace the inventory as quickly as it was leaving. It takes time to harvest, saw and dry hardwoods.

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Trio opens community shop in Massachusetts

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00

trioThree colleagues recently opened the doors to a new community shop in the Boston suburbs. Kamal Jain, John Noto and Eric Sack brought their dream to fruition last November with Lowell Makes, a shop where patrons of all ages can learn about woodworking, printing, electronics and other trades.

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Vermont group honors its Woodworker of the Year

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00

vermontAt its annual meeting in January, the Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association presented David Hurwitz of David Hurwitz Originals in Randolph, Vt. with its Woodworker of the Year Award.

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KBIS and IBS thrive with joint event in Las Vegas

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 April 2014 00:00

kbisThe decision to hold the International Builders Show with the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show worked well, according to organizers. Both of the sponsoring groups — the National Association of Home Builders and National Kitchen and Bath Association — reported increased turnout for their annual trade shows.

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