November-December 2014 Wood Industry

Cutting-edge geometry

You have a lot of new cutting choices from Freud America. At the 2014 IWF show in Atlanta, the company officially launched the next generation of its Premier Fusion blades with new, advanced Fusion Trio tooth design. The geometry is a special grind for the top, sides and face of each blade tooth. The blades […]

Termination clauses: Benefits matter

By Jeremy Warning The July 7, 2014 decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Miller v. ABM Canada Inc., 2014 ONSC 4062 (CanLII), provides a reminder for employers that termination clauses in employment contracts will be strictly construed by the courts. Because such clauses represent an agreement to contract out of an employee’s right […]

Focus on foreign workers

Finding skilled labour has been an ongoing focus of our magazine. Frankly, it’s hard to find people that want to work in our industry. That’s why the Temporary Foreign Worker Program exists in the first place, and we’ve covered it on our pages for some time. However, the program has come under attack because it’s seen as […]

Pricing for profit

The Cabinet Makers Association is hosting a webinar this Wednesday, June 25, titled The Art of Pricing Profitability by Sean Benetin, owner of Millwork & More in New York, N.Y. More details can be found here, and a preview video can be seen here.

The wonders of wood

An article in Popular Science describes wood as “the world’s most advanced building material.” Attendees of various construction-related trade shows — including Construct Canada, WMS and Ligna — will know that wood is being offered up as an alternative material in the construction of commercial buildings. While the trend is still in its infancy, it […]

What do you think?

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) wants your opinion on how broadcasters are regulated in Canada. We think it might be worth a few minutes. You can start the survey here. Clicking on the “next” button at the lower-right corner should take you through each page. 

The value of foreign workers

A quite passionate argument for the hiring of permanent foreign workers in Canada is offered in the Globe and Mail. It’s an issue we have discussed in our magazine for some time, too.

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China as export target

This report from the Conference Board of Canada is enlightening on the future of Canadian exports. kk