Woodworkers Connection to Wood Market News

Non-profit helps shops add skills

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00

The Regional Wood Products Consortium is busy these days helping woodworking companies in the Northeast boost production and efficiency by conducting workshops on lean manufacturing and mass customization skills.

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New dates set for Fine Furnishings shows

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00

12_news_deskThe juried Fine Furnishing shows have proven to be a viable sales outlet for furniture builders at three locations: Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Providence, R.I. But returning and prospective exhibitors should be aware of several date and venue changes for the 2012 season.

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Students step up to woodworking challenge

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 February 2012 00:00

12_news_deskA group of high school students recently made a point of proving that woodworking manufacturing can still thrive in the U.S.

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Furniture maker gains Google commission

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 February 2012 00:00

Google recently selected furniture maker Michael Trebbe of Hampden, Mass., to re-create some of his original modernist chairs to adorn its new corporate headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

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Woodworking students earn scholarships

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 February 2012 00:00

Three woodworking students at the University of Rio Grande (Ohio) and Rio Grande Community College received academic scholarships in December. Program director Eric Matson says these financial rewards make the program affordable for current and prospective students.

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