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NHLA expands overseas with China office

Friday, 06 March 2009 19:55

The National Hardwood Lumber Association opened its first overseas office in Shanghai, China, in January. Bob Sabistina, former director of the NHLA Inspector Training School and also former chief inspector of the NHLA, will oversee the Shanghai office. His work will be divided into three main areas:



Lumberjack earns the ‘worst job’ ranking

Friday, 06 March 2009 19:54

The famous Monty Python lyric, “I’m a lumberjack and I’m OK,” isn’t close to being accurate, according to a study of 200 jobs conducted by JobsRated.com, a career advice and job-hunting Web site. In fact, the study, which was released in January, rates lumberjack as the worst job in the country.



Home Depot will focus on core business

Friday, 06 March 2009 19:51

The Home Depot announced in late January that it will close its Expo Design Center business and is also taking steps to streamline its support functions. These decisions will impact 7,000 workers, or approximately 2 percent of the company’s total work force, according to The Home Depot.



Furniture Society selects new director

Written by Jennifer Hicks Friday, 06 March 2009 19:50

The Furniture Society ended a 10-month search in January by naming David Edgar as its new executive director. Edgar is retired from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as an associate professor of art. He describes himself as a great believer of craft as a discipline and the validity of well-designed and functional objects, and is humbled at the breadth of accomplishments The Furniture Society has made in the world of craft and furniture making.



Forest report dim for Colorado, Wyoming

Friday, 06 March 2009 19:41

The U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State Forest Service released less-than-encouraging results in January of its annual forest health aerial survey. It revealed three insect and disease conditions of concern on forested lands in the state.



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