New Brunswick sawmills say they are unfairly singled out for U.S. anti-dumping duties

Monday, February 19, 2018

Fredericton, N. B. –

New Brunswick lumber producers took issue with the U.S. Department of Commerce punitive tariffs issued last week, stating the antidumping duties set for softwood lumber "excluded all of the Atlantic Provinces except New Brunswick in its final determination of duties on softwood lumber."

 

Under the new tariffs, New Brunswick sawmills (excl... Read more

Tariffs on softwood lumber from Canada set by U.S. Department of Commerce

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Washington, DC –

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the final determination of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Canadian softwood lumber products into the United States.

The U.S. Lumber Coalition, an industry group, said it fully supports this development as it will proportionally counter the unfair subsidies that the Canadian government provides ... Read more

Wood Pro Expo exhibits open in Charlotte

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Charlotte, NC -

The first Wood Pro Expo in Charlotte is underway. The doors opened Thursday, Feb. 15 in the exhibit hall in the Charlotte Convention Center. Charlotte will play host to woodworking machinery, supplies and educational sessions Feb. 15 and 16.

Previous Wood Pro Expo events have been held in Baltimore and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This is the first Wood Pro Expo in t... Read more

AGC's Tennessee Plant Experiences Glass Leak

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Church Hill, TN –

If there’s one silver lining to the Monday night fire at the AGC Flat Glass plant in Church Hill, it’s that the line that caught fire was being taken down for a rebuild anyway.

And more importantly, the fire won’t affect construction of AGC’s new $40 million expansion or the 85 new jobs that the expansion will bring to Hawkins Coun... Read more

Harden Furniture resumes limited operations

Sunday, February 11, 2018

McConnellsville, NY –

Harden Furniture has resumed limited operations after the longtime residential and contract furniture maker temporarily shuttered its doors last week following the Feb.1 sale of its assets to a loan firm.

“We have a lot of work ahead of us ... as we prepare for a restart of operations,” said CEO Greg Harden Tuesday in an email to media. &l... Read more

Kimball Hospitality to acquire D'style furnishings

Friday, February 9, 2018

Jasper, IN –

Kimball Hospitality announced plans to acquire furnishings supplier D’style Inc. and its subsidiary Allan Copley Designs for $20 million.

News of the acquisition was announced Nov. 1. Based in Jasper, Indiana, Kimball Hospitality is a subsidiary of Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ:KBAL). The closing is expected to be complete within the next 30 days, ... Read more

Estimated 608,000 new houses sold in U.S. in 2017

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Washington, D, C, _

Sales of new single-family houses in December 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 625,000, according to estimates released in late January today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 9.3 percent (estimated) below the revised November rate of 689,000, but is 14.1 percent (estimated) above the December 2016... Read more

Ashley Furniture plans to add 500 robots over next two years

Monday, February 5, 2018

Menomonie, WI –

Ashley Furniture is gearing up on the technology front, with plans for adding 500 robots to supplement the workforce on its production lines.

Todd Wanek, president and CEO of Ashley Furniture Industries Inc., presented the high-tech profile of the world's largest consumer furniture manufacturer as he delivered “Leadership and Innovation in Changing Ti... Read more

Residential furniture orders climb 11% in November

Saturday, February 3, 2018

High Point, NC -

Residential furniture orders rose 11% in November compared to the year prior,  according to the latest Furniture Insights survey of residential furniture manufacturers and distributors from Smith Leonard. New orders were up for approximately 59% of the surveyed participants, down from 76% that reported increased orders the previous month.

November's increas... Read more

Andersen Acquires FenĂȘtres MQ

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sainte-Agathe, Quebec –

Andersen Corp. acquired Fenêtres MQ Inc., a luxury window and door manufacturer headquartered in Sainte-Agathe, Quebec, Canada with manufacturing locations in Canada and Italy. MQ specializes in serving the luxury residential and commercial segments and Andersen reports that the company is known for its work on complex, historic renovations of grand s... Read more

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