Archives for September 2015

Expanded OHS obligations

By Cheryl A. Edwards and Jeremy Warning An incident in which a male spectator at a Toronto soccer match uttered a vulgar phrase into the microphone of a female television reporter has, again, generated intense public discussion regarding the issue of sexual harassment. This incident has added to the recent list of allegations of sexual […]

In the woods

  I have been lucky enough to spend quite a bit of recent time in the woods. Specifically, the mid-British Columbian woods, which means a lot of spruce, some pine and some aspen, mostly. Anywhere in Canada, urban people like me flock to the lakes, to fish or swim and relax and maybe just to […]

Face-to-face: Find the marketing mix that connects

To play on a famous line from the movie Field of Dreams, believing you build the best cabinetry, doesn’t necessarily mean customers will come. Keeping the pipeline full requires some form of marketing. In the internet and digital age, there are more marketing tools, avenues and opportunities available to you than ever before — from […]

E-letter: Bogus results, real consequences

About two weeks ago, a very disturbing (to me) report moved on the New York Times. According to the story, a study by a bunch of psychologists showed that the results of the psychological studies they reviewed showed 60 percent of those studies could not be replicated. As you likely know, the scientific method demands that […]

Coming to a head

Safety on the job is essential, and Brettwood Machinery has added a new protection solution to its product offerings — the Trend Air Shield Pro. This battery-powered combination face-seal and hood improves protection. The Air Shield Pro is approved to the new BS EN 12941 European standard. Also meets ANSI Z87.1 low-energy impact standard for […]

A new diva on the scene

Italian manufacturer Greda has introduced the Diva CNC Machining Centre. The five-axis unit is designed to be an ideal solution where space is at a premium. It has a heavy-duty, fixed bridge structure with a working bed that runs on over-size, hardened guides. Easy programming with Windows-based operating system. Custom sizes and configurations can be […]

Edge banding cleaner

SNX Technologies has added Ludewig Chemische Mittel (LCM) Edgeband Cleaners to its product lines. The company is the exclusive distributor for LCM cleaners. These chemical solutions are specially formulated for use on edge banding. They’re more effective than generic cleaners, and safer than other, volatile chemicals. There are six products in the LCM cleaner lineup: […]

Driving for endurance

It’s light in weight, but not in endurance. According to the company, the new ABS 18 2-speed Cordless Drill/Driver from Fein is very durable. Powered by a lithium-ion battery with Fein SafetyCell technology that protects both the battery and the tool’s four-pole, direct-current motor from overload. On a single charge, the ABS 18 (18 V, […]

Warning WMC

It is our understanding an entity claiming to be the “Wood Manufacturing Council” is looking to the industry for input. Please be aware that Wood Industry magazine and W. I. Media cannot confirm the validity of “Wood Manufacturing Council.” Industry Canada has disavowed any knowledge of “Wood Manufacturing Council.” Requests made by W. I. Media […]

Graphic tooling

At Ligna 2015, Kuper showcased a refined model of the Kuper SWT XL Planer/Moulder that has the new K2 Professional control system. It gives you graphic representations of specific tooling situations for fast, safe processing. With the K2 Professional control system, positions of pressure elements and manual spindles can be stored, then read and set […]