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SPECIAL MARKETING SECTION Retooling for 2013 RETOOLING for 2013 Gearing up for next year According to a report on Marketwire in October, new home construction in 2012 has increased about 30% over last year. In a September article in Builder magazine, economist Jonathon Smoke said: “Our initial forecasts for 2013 call for greater than 20 percent growth in both starts and new-home sales.” With numerous other in-dications of recovery (the national unemployment rate finally fell below 8% in October), it looks increasingly probable that 2013 will be a busy year for woodshops. Is your business ready? www.1800bunkbed.com ...............................35 www.besseytools.com ..................................38 www.burnstools.com ....................................36 www.amsna.net ............................................37 www.plmins.com ...........................................34 NOVEMBER 2012 WWW.WOODSHOPNEWS.COM 33

Gearing up for Next Year

According to a report on Marketwire in October, new home construction in 2012 has increased about 30% over last year. In a September article in Builder magazine, economist Jonathon Smoke said: “Our initial forecasts for 2013 call for greater than 20 percent growth in both starts and new-home sales.” With numerous other indications of recovery (the national unemployment rate finally fell below 8% in October), it looks increasingly probable that 2013 will be a busy year for woodshops. Is your business ready?

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