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Walking Your Way to Fresh Air
Mary-Carel Verden
4/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

Every once in while something comes across my desk that can only illicit one reaction, "Wow! Will you look at that?" It's even better if that some...

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The Green Challenge
VOC (Part 1)
David Jackson
4/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

VOC is an acronym for Volatile Organic Compound. We will cover what a VOC is and why it is important they are regulated in this first blog ...

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Not In My Backyard!
Russ Lee
2/3/2014 3:51:27 PM

No one can service your customers better than you It never fails. When talking to successful fabricators about their secrets to success, sooner or la...

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What Makes Your Workday Rewarding?
Alan Severance
3/21/2014 4:00:00 PM

Who do you like having around you while you’re working? Why? What do they bring to you and to your company? How do you like to work? Alone? C...

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Hydraulic Fluid on Granite, The Cleanup 
Q: We purchased a light colored, flame finished granite. We accidentally spilled some hydraulic fluid ... Read More
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What to Look for in a Diamond Blade
I remember the good old days when selecting a blade for cutting stone was fairly simple. There were few choices. You had a blade for granite and one for marble... Read More
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Forget About Your Sales Volume!
Obviously sales volume is important and not something anyone can simply forget, but there are other areas that demand attention and in a sales-driven organization they often do not receive the focus they deserve... Read More
What to Look for in a 3-D Modeling Program
In this article I’ll continue to focus on direct modeling programs. These programs address... Read More
Lighten up: The Lastest Innovations in Lighting
No longer an afterthought, lighting is now a key ingredient in any project. From kitchens and baths to everywhere in between, well-designed lighting can make a drastically beautiful difference in any space... Read More
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The Next Big Thing in Counters
The next big thing in counters is more related to my pond and the ice that we skate on. If anybody who is reading this skates on a frozen lake or pond you know how important the quality of the ice is ... Read More
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LEED Stirs Up Controversy
Think the fightin’ words are over with November’s presidential elections? Not at the U.S. Green Building Council, where nerves continue to be sharp after some public questioning of its role in green building practices ... Read More


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NEW PalmScope is World's Smallest Full-Featured Video Inspection Sysytem

The new PalmScope™ from General Tools & Instruments is more than the world’s first full-featured pocket-sized video inspection system. It’s also a rugged device that’s built to survive harsh environments and rigorous tasks. The instrument’s clamshell design allows the camera-tipped probe to be coiled safely and conveniently inside the device for storage. Plus, it can be operated with one hand, leaving the other hand free to use tools and making it ideal for busy craftsmen, contractors and DIYers. Retailing for less than $150, the PalmScope sets a new affordability standard while boosting utility, efficiency and convenience. more..

Osborne Wood Products Now Offering Finishing Kits

Osborne Wood Products is bringing do it yourself projects to a whole new level with the company’s newest product release. Osborne is now offering Finishing Kits as an accessory to their components catalog. Finishing kits come from Mohawk Finishing Products and have been custom assembled for customers of Osborne Wood Products.


Registration Now Open For 2014 Powder Coating Show

Registration is now open for the ONLY tradeshow in North America solely dedicated to the needs of the powder coating industry. Join industry experts at the Lucas Oil Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN September 16-18, 2014 and take advantage of this great, once-a-year opportunity!


Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers Launches Online Source Guide

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers®(AWFS®) has launched a Membership Product Promotion Platform (M3P) that will be used to showcase and promote the products and services of its members in an online source guide directory. M3P is a specialized service offered by Cloud Search Portal. The "Source Guide" provides associations one additional means for delivering value added service by promoting the brands, products and services of their membership.


ABET Laminati launches four new laminate patterns

ABET Laminati introduces Kaleidos, four distinct patterns with real sparkle and holograph-like shine. The designs reflect the light and by doing so pick up a kaleidoscope of colors. The total effect is created by a special film – a proprietary overlay. The four designs available are:


Osborne introduces new do-it-yourself chair kits

Osborne Wood Products is now offering solid wood, North American made dining and kitchen chair kits to consumers and the trade. Four styles have been added to the Osborne line including two dining chairs, one kitchen chair, and one bar/counter height chair. Available as semi-assembled hardwood kits, the chairs are a perfect addition to a dining or kitchen space, easily complimenting contemporary, classic, or country style homes.


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Quality Control and Repeatability in the Finishing Department
Bob Bein
4/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

Hello again, welcome back. This time I want to talk about a subject that is the cause and solution to much pain and suffering in the finishing world:...

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Five Dollars or Five Hours
Diane Shattuck
4/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

In todays fast pace world where everyone is trying to find more time and squeeze every penny out of every dollar I ask you, would you rather save ...

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Is There Danger in the Wood You Are Finishing?
Mac Simmons
4/18/2014 4:00:00 PM

Respect the woods you work with; and always work in protective gear. Unless you have read, or were told about the actual danger in some woods, it is ...

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Closer to the Market
John Howell
3/21/2014 4:00:00 PM

Over the past two decades, the United States has lost over 6 million manufacturing jobs to overseas competition. The reasons given have been ...

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