Archives for March 2012

Blue Heron Woodworks

The wood industry: It’s a life The rule of thumb says 90 percent of Canadians live within 90 miles of the U.S. border. However, the U.S. does not define Canada. You have to go north. Virtually everybody living in or visiting the Toronto area knows the exit off the 401 for Winston Churchill Blvd., but […]

Through a prism

The new ArciTech drawer system from Hettich has been developed to give kitchen and drawer manufacturers the capability of creating desired drawers for different segments and various consumers’ needs. The company believes the systems sets new standards by providing incredibly smooth running action and high stability. The Actro runner provides running smoothness, stability and soft […]

Missing the boat

NOBODY IS SPEAKING UP FOR CANADA’S WOOD MANUFACTURERS ON TRADE ISSUES The world is becoming an increasingly complex place, and the Canadian secondary wood sector is being left behind. That’s what our annual investigation into trade has revealed, and it’s unlikely that the challenges facing our industry on the international stage will go away anytime […]

Balancing act

The U.S. real gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 3 percent in the fourth quarter, according to the second estimate released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. This, of course, starts the definitions. What is “real” GDP? How do they measure the increase in the fourth quarter – against last year […]