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Will Macia
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New Year Sale, New Tool Fail?
Craftsman, the long-standing tradition of the tool world, was sold to Stanley Black & Decker for 900 million dollars. Somehow, this amount seems smaller than I would have thought, but then again, I am not up to speed on the tool brand values today. What is ...

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We Quit Maker's Row...
Today I made a painful decision. I canceled LUSB's subscription based service to Maker's Row. In the beginning of this often admired platform, I was a fan. I believed it would be a wonderful bridge between brands, makers, and manufacturers to explore each o...

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Moving On
I didn't write since June. I just had little to say, both professionally and personally. While this is a 'company' site, it is at the core still an extension of me... sometimes... I am motivated by political rhetoric, so this week was like a shot in the arm...

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Absence, again...
Well, I took a long while to collect my thoughts here. Over the last few months, various projects have swung through the office and left an impression on us all. Of particular note, some new product launches and few missteps on our part. Here's some of the ...

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Spring Moss & Fruit Flies & Products Anew
Somehow, some way, moss grows on my driveway. Each year I pressure wash this greenish layer of slippery slideyness away and coat the concrete with some measured amount of liquid detergent that won't harm anything it touches but somehow keeps moss away? Is t...

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Academy Awards and College Tuition
I seldom see a new movie. This year, however, I saw 3 movies as they came out in theaters - Star Wars, Mad Max, and I think Star Wars again. So ,technically, I only saw two. Since both of those movies may only win for effects or costumes, I will once again ...

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A Collision of Culture
I had a wonderful chat today with a colleague that works in the product development world. We were chatting about culture and how the US can be somewhat obstinate and bullish in approach to foreign markets in many ways. How we work with, within, and with wh...

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Garage Sale
We just moved, again... Another grueling company relocation to a simpler, more efficient warehouse in Vancouver, WA. In the new facility we are practicing LEAN principles daily. We are working towards eliminating waste daily and have made good strides alrea...

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Bluefig U
I was fortunate enough to take my boys snowboarding recently on Mt. Hood. As a teen and into early adulthood, I rode often and enjoyed it, however, I found the expense and accessibility became more difficult as the kids were born and a house was bought, etc...
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