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April 14, 2021

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Keeping Tradition Alive: The Woodshop on Fogo Island

Fogo Island is one of the most beautiful places in Canada, and the handmade furniture produced by The Woodshop on Fogo Island lives up to its surroundings. Fogo is most widely known for the Fogo Island Inn, an award-winning inn. Read more.

Message From the Editor

Welcome to the first weekly Wood Industry newsletter!

As you might have heard, Wood Industry is under new ownership and we’re changing things up a bit. We switched from printing six issues a year to four and we’re going to have a weekly e-newsletter. We’re also fully bilingual now to better serve our francophone demographic. We’re excited for this fresh start and hope you are too!  Grace Tatigian, Editor

NR Murphy

Latest News

Small Business Corporate Tax Rate Cut in Quebec

Quebec’s small business corporate tax rate has been aligned with Ontario’s. The new 20 per cent reduction for taxpayers eligible for the small business deduction was announced in the 2021 provincial budget last week. ... Read more.

Akhurst Machinery: 2020 National Finalist for the National Family Enterprise of the Year Award

Akhurst Machinery Ltd., the largest equipment distributor in Canada for the wood industry, is a finalist for Family Enterprise Xchange’s 2020 National Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA). Started by W.A. Akhurst in 1938, ... Read more.

Bluewater Wood Alliance Rebrand to Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario and Event

In the last ten years, the organization formerly known as the Bluewater Wood Alliance has grown from a small group of seven wood manufacturing companies in the ... Read more.

interzum@home: Redesigning Tradeshows

Bowing to the ongoing realities of global travel, this year’s interzum is rebranding as interzum@home, a virtual event running May 4 to 7, 2021. The world’s largest trade show for the furniture and interior design industries, ... Read more.



Do I Have to Hashtag?

Findability. A dreadful word that will cause anyone who remembers how to search through a dictionary manually to groan. Suppose you’re the person in your company charged with managing the social media accounts and ... Read more.


Latest Products

Uneeda EKADIAMOND Abrasive Sponges

Uneeda’s new EKADIAMOND abrasive sponges offer a flexible foam backing designed specifically to reduce loading and provide a cool and efficient hand-sanding experience when sanding curves, contours, moldings and ... Read more.

SAMES KREMLIN New FStart Manual Airspray Gun Range

SAMES KREMLIN has a new high-quality, entry-level Airspray gun to complete the range of Airspray manual spray guns. The FSTART is available in Gravity, Pressure, and ... Read more.


Law, Design, Technology

Covid-19 and Commercial Tenancies

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on global commerce, especially on commercial landlords and tenants. Businesses eligible for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program have had ...  Read more.

A New Way to Look: Uniboard’s Digital Sample Box

When chatting with Ariane Bouchard, marketing manager at Uniboard, about upcoming trends in kitchen cabinetry for our summer print issue, I didn’t expect to talk about design tools, but that quickly became one of the most interesting ...  Read more.

Latest Events

April 28 – 29, Architect@Work Canada, Toronto, ON

April 20 – May 2, Saint John Home Show, St John, NB

May 4 – 7, Interzum, Cologne, Germany

May 10 – 13, Interior Design Show, Toronto, ON

June 5 – 9, High Point Market, High Point, NC

June 16 – 18, The International Surface Event, Las Vegas, NV

July 7 – 9, NWFA Expo, Orlando, FL

July 20 – 23, AWFS Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

September 5 – 10, EuroCucina, Milan, Italy

September 27 – October 1, Ligna, Hanover, Germany

October 4 – 6, NeoCon, Chicago, IL

From the Archives


Beyond Style: Selling Design in 2021

Whose design is it anyway? For residential wood-products retailers and installers, there may be interest in a study from the Real American Hardwood Promotion Coalition (RAHCP). The RAHCP was formed in 2019 to identify ... Read more.

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