Constructive dismissal: Firing can go both ways

When a business is humming along, and workers are all pulling in the same direction, employers might never give a second thought to a...

Software start-ups provide logistics options

Cabinet and furniture manufacturers all want their products and components delivered or received a timely manner. Addressing these challenges nowadays are a complex web...

What’s going on at the Border?

By Dennis Furlan On February 4, 2011, Prime Minister Stephen Harper travelled to Washington, D.C., to meet with President Barack Obama. Together, they issued a joint...

FOCUS ON EXPORTS 2018: Prosperity over the horizon

Many wood-industry manufacturers have businesses that do well in their own back yards — where customers are never farther than a tank of gas...

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...

An ounce of prevention

Everyone wants to have a harassment-free workplace, whether you toil on a shop floor or behind a desk. Laws have been written at both...

Software addresses real-life variables

Tracking distortion New Swedish research attacks the huge data issues in trying to analyze distortion during drying for laminated, engineered wood products. In order to...

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...

Canada-EU trade agreement opens doors

After three years of negotiations and two prime ministers, the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada has been...

Are options worth the money?

Sliding table saw test Even when you know you need a specific type of machine to either replace current production machinery or to expand or...