The Greenville Woodworkers Guild Builds & Donates (15) Bunkbeds for Ukrainian Refugee Families

 The Greenville Woodworkers Guild, a local 501c3 not-for-profit woodworking education organization, has partnered with Mary & Martha Services of Spartanburg County, SC, to design, build and donate (15) custom red oak bunk beds for recently resettled Ukrainian refugee families who are now living in the Spartanburg community.

Greenville Woodworkers Guild President Joe Boyd says, “This project goes to the heart of why the Guild exists. We not only teach woodworking but use our collective skills to help other organizations in our area at a time when they need it the most. Each of the dozen members who volunteered to build the beds know they will be well used and help each family establish a home for themselves here in the Upstate.”

Engineered Sleep, a manufacturer of premium mattresses collaborated and donated (30) mattresses for the project. Based in Greenville on Congaree Road, Engineered Sleep is known for being a direct-to-consumer business with products Made in the USA. Their products are consciously crafted due to the use of sensible materials such as organic cotton fabric and naturally derived latex foam.

“Engineered Sleep is excited to be able to help the victims of the war in Ukraine as they build a new life for themselves here in the Upstate,” said Engineered Sleep co-founder and partner Jay Orders.

Greenville Woodworkers Guild

Joe Boyd, President


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Greenville, TN Author Publishes Religious Code Book

The Bar Code Puzzle, a new book by W. E. Anderson, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Within the Universal Product Code, the scannable code emblazoned upon nearly every product we use today, there is a discernible order to the numbers, though the original author of the code claimed it was arbitrary. This order shows numerical ties to mathematical formulae from the pyramids and numbers pertinent to Biblical prophecy.

The Bar Code Puzzle proves these links, not through speculation, but rather through sound facts from the code itself. The connections are undeniable, and Anderson’s sobering insights are relevant to Christians and non-Christians alike. Regardless of a reader’s convictions, they will come away from this work with a new sense of wonder and a desire to reevaluate their beliefs.

About the Author
W. E. Anderson worked most of his life in all phases of construction, and he was a licensed building contractor. His other work experience included boat building, surveying, truck driving, and serving as assistant manager of an iron foundry. During the last ten years prior to his retirement in 1998, W. E. Anderson was a licensed Community Association Manager. Though difficult and challenging, he managed several incorporated communities and a large resort.

Anderson’s hobbies have been fishing, camping, and hiking. He also enjoys woodworking and reading. Now a widower, Anderson was married to one woman for sixty-four years. He has two grown daughters and lost a thirty-five-year-old son in 1995.

The Bar Code Puzzle is a 108-page paperback with a retail price of $25.00 (eBook $20.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6491-3433-2. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at

New Greenville, SC Fence Franchise Owner Researched Over 30 Concepts, Then Made the Superior Choice

 After years of serving as VP for a tech company, Garrett NeSmith was ready for something more. Like many budding entrepreneurs, Garrett was not fully dissatisfied with his role in Corporate America, but he longed to build something of his own. When he began his research into franchise opportunities, Garrett says, “Superior stood out for me from day one,” and when his due diligence was completed, Superior Fence & Rail was the one franchise still standing. The rest, as they say, is history – and Garrett NeSmith’s Superior Fence & Rail story is now being written, as he opens his new fence franchise in Greenville, South Carolina.

When starting a business, franchise support is paramount.

A supportive team and enterprise are essential for any new business owner ready to venture out on their own. Franchising offers new entrepreneurs a much-needed structure, with systems in place to help them navigate new business ownership. Garrett explains, “Superior has a wonderful support system from both the owners as well as other franchisees. Help is always available if needed.” Corporate owner, Zach Peyton, is confident that Garrett will be successful in his venture, noting that he, “has demonstrated very quickly that he understands the model and is ready to implement.”

Having researched up to 30 different franchises, and finding Superior – well, superior – Garrett is eager to put the franchising system to work towards his own success. He is also ready to become a part of the Superior Fence & Rail franchisee network to help others in their own journey to business ownership when the need arises.

Greenville, SC is an ideal market for Superior Fence & Rail.

Developing new fence franchise markets can present challenges, but Zach Peyton feels certain that Greenville is an ideal outpost for the Superior brand, explaining that the locale fits the profile of the “perfect market.” The area is in a pattern of rapid growth, and Superior Fence & Rail is ready to meet the demand for fence products, as well as the need for a market leader in the fencing industry. Zach is confident that Garrett is the right choice to see this goal through, “He’ll be able to leverage his business acumen to build a strong team and lead them to be successful in the market.”

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Greenville, SC Korea And Vietnam Vet Publishes Book

The Prisoner, a new book by Howard J. Smith, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Kirk has been tasked with finding a team for a top-secret mission…to assassinate President Chen and stop a nuclear war. The men chosen will have no government support and, should they fail, will be seen as a rogue group of assassins. They are to complete their mission secretly or suffer unimaginable loss should they fail.

When they come across a prisoner of a squad of the Chinese military in the forest, they rescue her with the hope of gaining insider information. What Mark, a chosen member of the team, did not expect was to also find love. Despite the seriousness of their situation, Mark and Le’s relationship blossoms. Will they complete their mission and get out alive? Or will they fail and lose not only each other but also their lives?

About the Author
Howard J. Smith served for twenty-two years in the military, including one year in Korea and two years in Vietnam.

The Prisoner is a 118-page paperback with a retail price of $13.00 and eBook ($8.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6491-3452-3. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at

Tales of My Youth

Tales of My Youth, a new book by Richard L. Mauger, PhD, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Tales of My Youth is a collection of short stories from author Richard L. Mauger’s life. His tales of his youth revolve around the outdoors, turning geology and the environment into a career. His parents, sisters, and brothers-in-law are important components to his life story and to the tales within these pages. They showed him, how to enjoy life, have firm beliefs and principles, and to have respect and compassion for all.

Mauger’s insightful stories include a wide variety of topics such as history, humor, pets, geology, family, and personal hindsight after after over sixty years of life.

About the Author
Richard L. Mauger, PhD grew up in eastern Pennsylvania. He attended Franklin and Marshall College for his bachelor’s degree, California Institute of Technology for his master’s, and the University of Arizona for his PhD. His first teaching and research position was with the University of Utah from 1966-1969. He then took a position as a faculty member in the Department of Geological Sciences at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He retired in 2009 and he, his wife and their family have resided in Greenville ever since.

Tales of My Youth is a 224-page paperback with a retail price of $17.00. The ISBN is 978-1-6470-2370-6. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at to buy the book visit our online bookstore at