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PROFILE: Oakley Woods Croquet, Brighton, Ont. Oakley’s first employee, still there, Jay Parnell, attends to applying the sighting groove to a set of mallet heads....

Heritage of Resilience

PROFILE: Bloos Wood Products, Kitchener, Ont. If you are old enough to have had Bauer skates with a wood skate guard, that guard came from...

The Door Stop: Right-scale integration

“I’m a woodworker” This magazine has long held that politicians make horrid businessmen. Horrid. This current extension of the pandemic panic is but the latest...

A few machines, brisk production at Evergreen

If you visit Mennonite production facilities in North America, you begin to expect a certain, odd austerity — a sort of poverty in the...

Principles with no apologies: North on Sixty

If there’s a defining characteristic of Yuill McGregor, it’s that he won’t do as he’s told. Not even from the start. Take, for example,...

It’s never easy

Calgary to Manhattan in 30 fast (not) years It was not a fun meeting in 1997. The three vice presidents of the company Anita MacKenzie...

Grand Floors imports skills into Canada

Service and detail take stairs and floors past the finish line Gregory Olszewski (left), Diana Pique and...

Glenwood: Personality and a plan

Cabinet company uses lean lessons to satisfy customers “THEY SAY THE KITCHEN IS...

Seeking perfect days at Maritime

Hands-on approach with attention to detail The door side of the business for...

Quality in, quality out at Wildwood

Multi-unit, residential and commercial diversification, under one mandate Wildwood Cabinets quality has been recognized repeatedly over the years, both by customers and by peers. The Atlantic...
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