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Flexsteel invests in innovation

Flexsteel Industries is intensifying its focus on innovation and design. The number 28 company on the FDMC 300 list has made several recent moves signaling what the company calls a “major shift in product development strategy.”

Six vets, some physically wounded, others with PTSD, learn woodturning

Six U.S. military veterans, all of served in active duty roles in Iraq and/or Afghanistan, were selected to join a free woodturning program that provides them with a slew of woodworking equipment, tools and materials, as well as training in the art of woodturning. The vets, five of whom served in the U.S. Army and one in the U.S. Marines, were part of flood of applicants in this year's program, said Paul Mayer, owner of the ToolMetrix Youtube channel and founder of the VetsTurn program. Several were wounded in combat or suffer from PTSD as a result of the experience.