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Government sector is an untapped market

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 20 May 2013 00:00

How do local governments and school districts decide to buy furniture? And why do they choose furniture made from metal or plastic rather than wood? A research project, conducted by the Wood Products Extension Department at North Carolina State University and the U.S. Forest Service, sought the answers and concludes that these are untapped markets for small- to mid-sized woodworking shops.

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Survey shows an increase in optimism

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

cmaThe Cabinet Makers Association released its 2013 CMA Benchmark Study report in February. The annual survey tracks business trends and best practices of woodworkers throughout the nation.

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AWFS registration ahead of 2011 numbers

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

awfsAWFS management says preregistration is ahead of 2011 attendance figures. The biannual show will be held July 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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Custom makers welcome at Boston show

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

bostonThe Furniture Project, an annual furniture exhibition held in conjunction with the New England Home Show, took place Feb. 21-24 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The exhibition gives participating furniture makers the opportunity to expose their work to buyers of quality custom furnishings.

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Merger has a goal of work force preparation

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 18 March 2013 00:00

10_news_01In name only, WoodLINKS USA will be no more. The industry-supported educational organization is merging with the Woodwork Career Alliance, which basically has the same goal of preparing the next generation of woodworkers to join the work force.

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