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This week, I’m pretty much just going to redirect you to some other reading, a blog summarizing the announcement that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is “requesting not only...
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Since last week was taking a quick look on the impact of Lacey and illegal logging around the world, I thought this week it was good to catch you up on what’s new with Lacey here at home.Again, a...
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Chatham House has posted a number of reports looking at the current situation regarding illegal logging in many countries—that’s both buying markets like the U.S., the EU and Japan, and supplying...
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97 percent of a great forest has been decimated by logging and development; a true loss that only now is being addressed by the conservation movement.  No, I’m not talking about the Amazon.  Nor...
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At Surfaces last week I got to see some of the people I work with in the industry. Among them were Brett Miller, NWFA's technical guru:Travis Snapp of Benchmark International, who helps with my...
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Calendar time! As I think everyone knows, Surfaces is next week. I’ll be wandering the floor—if you spot me, please say hello! And remember, this year the NAHB Builder’s Show is in Vegas next...
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As I started to organize this, I was amazed to see that my first post was in August 2010. And with only a few exceptions, it’s been one a week since … it’s a lot of ranting to keep track of, so...
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Earlier this year I said we need to be “clear, specific and accurate about our statements.” And that’s not easy at all. For example, it is easy to say “Zero VOC Content,” but it can take a...
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So I got off a plane flight last week after, somewhere over the Pacific, I flew my millionth mile on UA. Those are flight miles in the air, not car or hotel bonus points. Actually, I probably have...
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There’s been a lot of discussion, both here in this blog, as well as in the industry in general, about formaldehyde glues, particularly urea formaldehyde glue. I was talking with some friends of...
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