Can’t find help? Look at home.

New labour prospects could be hoping for a second chance ... and living next door Canada’s wood industry is in desperate need of skilled workers,...

Reader Survey Report 2012

This year’s Readers’ Survey was a huge success, but there is an elephant in the room, so let’s get rid of that first. We...

Management by measurement

When was the last time you evaluated your managers’ contributions to the bottom line?   Every time a recession rolls around, the cuts start at the...

Trade fairs: Kicking tires, making friends

Almost every wood shop has equipment that was purchased as a result of a visit to a wood industry trade show — or trade...

Canada’s design palette

True north strong and Regional Like the homes dotting the harbour in Lunenburg, N.S., Canada’s design palette, is a vast, colourful and purposeful one. And...

BOLD market opportunity: U.S. and beyond

Canadian secondary wood manufacturers have been squeezed in recent years. While demand from construction has been booming, importers from China and elsewhere have crowded...

Hardwood teases design

Whether solid woods or veneers, the look and feel of well-chosen hardwood species make a statement. So for designers and manufacturers, picking the right raw...

Fresh talent

Canada’s immigrants:Education, drive and creativity Canadian realtors are saying prices and sales of luxury homes are at an all-time high. Canadian manufacturers of high-end custom...

Comments by respondents to 2012 Reader Survey

Question: What do you like about Wood Industry, and you would like to see us retain? The editorials are the best. I like the practical, how-to...

Family business, Costa Rica style

Dropping out of the clouds over San José, Costa Rica, you get the feeling you are a long way from Canada. The view includes a few modern...