The Prepared published a look at African supply chain management for small fabricators and the weeks/months it can take to get items available overnight in other countries with less convoluted trade relationships.
This Christmas I receive a copy of A Reference for Wood by Eric Sloane, a short one hundred page look at the use of wood in early american life – a mixture of historical facts and engaging anecdotes.
Part of moving to a new part of the country (for me, the midwest this past year) is learning about new manufacturers, techniques, and contractors. Paul on this Q&A over at Green Building Advisor referenced a tilt-turn manufacturer in my new backyard – WASCO Windows of Milwaukee.
Structure Tech posted their annual round-up of the best inspection photos they took all year.
Beer of the Week: 3 Floyds Brewing Company – Gumball Head