E-letter: Fossil of the future

The progress of mankind throughout history has been a mirror of mankind’s heartbeat, itself. You can almost hear it: consolidate, diversify. Consolidate, diversify. Consolidate/diversify....

E-letter: Power of chaos

As a kid, I was hypnotized by the view down onto the tailrace of any hydro dam. There, in the heavily oxygenated water, you...

May 2012 e-letter

May could turn out to be the biggest month ever in the history of marketing. Of special note, Facebook is launching its initial public...

E-letter: On the backs of small business

Many people will recall that back in 2012 Wood Industry polled its readers as to whether the Wood Manufacturing Council should be further investigated,...

July 2012 Wood Industry E-letter

There is great news this week from Statistics Canada, reporting new building permits at the highest level since May of 2007. As you likely...

Trilateral best deal

THOSE OF YOU THAT KNOW THIS MAGAZINE know we don’t endorse products and we don’t involve advertising or advertisers in our editorial content. The...

E-letter: Absolute grok

It’s beginning to look a lot like warfare…. Not bomb-and-gun warfare, to be sure, but warfare, nonetheless. For example, we elected Justin Trudeau in our...

Our Own Worst Enemy

Germany-based Homag, through its U.S. distributor Stiles Machinery, in 2009 participated in an attack on the North American secondary wood-processing industry, in the form...

E-letter: Peer expertise

A presenter at a recent seminar came right out and said it. He said anybody that buys an ad page in a magazine should...

Unions vs. Canada

By now, most of you know about the closing of Devlin, Ont.,-based Gingrich Woodcraft, following a vote by employees to unionize the shop last...