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September 22, 2021

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Kastella: Montreal-made

Jason Burhop’s background isn’t in furniture design, cabinetry, or even carpentry. That certainly hasn’t slowed his business down. “I did a liberal arts degree – psychology – at Queens. I always had a general interest in building ... Read more.

Message From the Editor

When you're working with a natural resource like wood, a lot of your craft is tied to place. This week, we have articles on businesses from Montreal, QC to Cortes Island, BC. Buying local is so essential to our economy and these companies are giving us good reason to shop in our own backyards.

– Grace Tatigian, Managing Editor

NR Murphy

Latest News

WMS 2021 postponed

The Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, scheduled for November 4-6, has been postponed due to concerns over the pandemic, according to Tim Fixmer, president and CEO of CCI Canada, ... Read more.

Anti-dumping verdict reached

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal recently found that the dumping and subsidizing of certain upholstered domestic seating, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, ... Read more.

Bright Skies: AkzoNobel’s 2022 colour of the year

The airy blue of Bright Skies, AkzoNobel’s Color of the Year 2022, has been translated into colors and finishes for wood coatings, bringing a breath of fresh air to wood product manufacturers. ... Read more.

Wood product sales continue to decline

Following a 3.6% increase in June, manufacturing sales fell 1.5% in July to $59.6 billion. Sales were down in 12 of 21 industries, led by the wood product (-21.8%), aerospace product and parts (-19.0%), ... Read more.



Ellingsen Woods growing on Cortes Island

Aaron Ellingsen is at least the fourth generation of his family to make all or part of his livelihood through forestry- and timber-related work on and around Cortes Island. Cortes is part of the Discovery Islands archipelago .... Read more.


Latest Products

Aware Technology

ISOtunes, a global industry leader in Bluetooth hearing protection, announces a new product line featuring level-dependent Aware Technology. The technology gives users complete situational awareness ... Read more.


With a CNC machine from AXYZ, you will be able to greatly expand your shop’s capabilities, reduce labor hours, improve efficiency, and become more competitive in your market. A wide range of process areas accommodates ... Read more.


Law, Design, Technology

Sharpening Service Guide

Would you take your truck to a motorcycle mechanic for repairs? No, and you shouldn’t take your carbide cutting tool to just any sharpening service either. Here’s a guide to identifying a sharpening service that best fits your business ... Read more.

Canadian Cleantech Innovation

Suppose you look up the term “Canadian Cleantech” on any search engine. In that case, you’ll quickly notice that there’s no shortage of daily news content covering the advancements, projects, and funding being funneled into ... Read more.


Latest Events

October 4 - 6, NeoCon, Chicago, IL

October 7, Manufacturing Matters, Online

October 7 - 9, AfriWood, Nairobi, Kenya

October 9 - 13, Intermob, Istanbul, Turkey

October 12 - 15, SICAM, Milan, Italy

October 14 - 15, Wood Pro Expo, Lancaster, PA

October 16 - 20, High Point Market, High Point, NC

October 20, Funding for Canadian Manufacturers, Online

November 1 - 6, Woodworking Technology Days, Toronto, ON

November 2, Secure Funding for Hiring & Training, Online

Contributors wanted! We’re always looking for contributing writers and stories for our newsletter. If you have something you’d like to share with readers and want more details, please email Grace at

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