Getting on board with barcoding

In 2014, barcoding turned 66. And it’s more ubiquitous, more advanced, and plays a more vital role, than ever before. Perhaps more than barcoding...

Custom versus custom

It is rather like standing at an unmarked crossroad in the middle of nowhere and trying to determine whether both roads lead to the...

BOLD market opportunity: U.S. and beyond

Canadian secondary wood manufacturers have been squeezed in recent years. While demand from construction has been booming, importers from China and elsewhere have crowded...

Can’t find help? Look at home.

New labour prospects could be hoping for a second chance ... and living next door Canada’s wood industry is in desperate need of skilled workers,...

What is your relevant humidity?

It is March of 2002. The place is a dock in New Delhi, India, where a container of high-end, Canadian-manufactured kitchen cabinets has been...

Fillings the skills gap: Video update

Last year we ran a feature on the amazing work being done by Dean Mattson and his students in the cabinet-making program at North Salem...

Big enough for gold medals, big enough for Europe

New trade agreements mean new offshore opportunity for Canadian manufacturers Canada’s wood industry has changed — probably forever. Competition from importers has made the domestic...

Accidents happen: Are you prepared?

On New Year’s Day, 2009, Deslaurier Custom Cabinets of Renfrew, Ont., received a phone call that didn’t start off with “Happy New Year.” Instead,...

Reader survey 2013

Canada's industry weighs in, Wood Industry listens I have to confess, I really enjoy the surveys. We say we are doing it for editorial perspective...

Match people with process

Logistics equations that succeed include the human factor Automation has changed the way Canada’s wood industry works. What once was done by hand and tool,...