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Is Building About to Take Off, or Not?
June 20, 2017
On my way to work this morning, I took a slightly different route across campus and was taken by surprise by the number of construction projects I was forced to detour around. My first thought was that you Penn State alumni out there who Go Wood would be interested in seeing some of the changes. So I snapped a few photos... It started simply enough, with a sidewalk detour. But then... Oh,
No Surprise Here: Maine Lumber Firm is Building a Biomass Plant
March 15, 2017
From the Bangor (Maine) Daily News comes an interesting update on the ongoing biomass energy front... With mills struggling, a Maine lumber firm is building a biomass plant Source: Bangor Daily News SEARSMONT, Maine — The shuttering and shrinking of paper mills has forced businesses across the forest products industry to take a fresh look at their approach. At Robbins Lumber, a
New Features and Venues for Go Wood
March 2, 2017
Go Wood continues to get bigger, better, and badder. On the left you'll see two new "pages" for Sam's Cartoons of the Week, and one for Timberline Magazine. Sam Richardson is a buddy (can I call you that, Sam?) in Bradford, Pennsylvania, who manages a bunch of hardwood dry kilns for a great company that I will name if they give me a kickback. In his spare time, Sam doodles, and starting
Keeping Abreast of Improvements in Housing Technology
February 22, 2017
For those of you in the home construction industry around the Mid-Atlantic Area, the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center of Penn State's College of Engineering is offering the 25th in an annual series of conferences aimed at improving the quality and affordability of housing. The 25th Annual PHRC Conference... "provides information and updates on issues of interest to the residential
Notes from the Road (15) - A Day That Will Live in Infamy
February 22, 2017
No, we're not talking about December 7, 1941, although we Americans will remember that one for much longer than any participants of that day in Pearl Harbor walk this earth. I discovered another day of infamy, that the horrible Second World War brought us, one not really known by most Americans, but one that Australians will remember for just as long. February 19, 1942. Seventy-five years ago

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