Small business clampdown

New employment standards legislation in Ontario is making it easier for unions to organize in the province. When Bill 148, the "Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs...

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...

Economics of finishing

MILLWORK, furniture and cabinet shops face challenges when they can’t keep up with demand. So to stay on top of things, the decision often...

Technology inspires design

WHEN ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS approach a project these days, whether it involves cabinetry or furniture production, technological developments over the past 25 have affected...

Guilded by association

When businesses think about marketing nowadays, there are many vehicles to consider: internet, social media, advertising, trade shows, ad mail, showrooms and direct sales....

Wood-be start-ups

Entrepreneurial spirits can soar Getting a business off of the ground can be a daunting task, but entrepreneurs in Canada are constantly making the leap....

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...

Hydro rate horror story

EVERYONE THAT PAYS THE BILLS in Ontario knows that electricity rates in the province have been on the rise, whether the invoice arrives at...

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...

Quantum finishing

The cabinet and furniture industries have many finishing specifications that meet a multitude of standards and certification bodies around the world. A recent workshop hosted...