WoodPro Cabinetry closes suddenly after 42 years; 60 lose jobsSunday, February 17, 2019
Cabool, MO -
Online furniture retailer Wayfair expands big in Georgia, adds 1,000 jobsFriday, February 15, 2019
Savannah, GA –
Wayfair Inc., an online retailer of furniture and home decor, will bring 1,000 jobs in Georgia with the building of a 1 million square foot facility in Savannah. Wayfair will invest $45 million into the facility over the next five years.
“We are excited to expand our team in Georgia as we continue to scale our logistics operations to sup... Read more
Westervelt's new lumber mill to create over 100 jobs in AlabamaWednesday, February 13, 2019
Tuscaloosa, AL –
The Westervelt Company, a lumber producer of primarily Southern Yellow Pine, has announced that the location for its new lumber mill will be in Thomasville, Alabama.
With construction set to begin mid-2019, the new mill will complement Westervelt's existing lumber mill in Moundville, Alabama, which the company says is the second-largest prod... Read more
Biewer Lumber plans $40 million Mississippi sawmill expansionMonday, February 11, 2019
Newton, MS –
Biewer Lumber is investing $40 million to expand its state-of-the-art sawmill in Newton, Mississippi, and increase mill production 100 million board feet per year.
The expansion of Biewer Sawmill-Newton also is expected to create 45 additional jobs, bringing employment at the facility to approximately 170 workers.
As part ... Read more
Big layoffs as Georgia-Pacific closes lumber plantSunday, February 10, 2019
Brunswick, GA -
Armstrong sells wood flooring business for $100 millionSaturday, February 9, 2019
Lancaster, PA –
Armstrong Flooring Inc. is departing the wood flooring business.
The floor coverings giant has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its wood flooring segment to an affiliate of American Industrial Partners for $100 million. The segment, which includes the Bruce and HomerWood brands, has six U.S. manufacturing facilities, located in: Arkansas, K... Read more
Western Forest buys lumber producer Columbia VistaThursday, February 7, 2019
Vancouver, BC –
Western Forest Products Inc. has announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of Western has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Columbia Vista Corp. and certain related entities located in Vancouver, Washington, for consideration of $30.5 million.
Columbia Vista is a lumber manufacturer that focuses production on Douglas Fir speci... Read more
Residential Building Starts Show Slight Increase in OctoberTuesday, February 5, 2019
Washington, DC –
Residential building in October increased two percent to $321.7 billion (annual rate), according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Despite the overall increase, single-family housing decreased four percent for the same period. Analysts cited affordability as a continuing market depressant. Single-family building eased in all major geographic regions, except for a fou... Read more
Fuyao North America to Open New Processing CenterSunday, February 3, 2019
Greenville, SC -
Fuyao North America Inc. will open a new processing center in Greenville County, South Carolina, according to a statement from Governor Henry McMaster's office. The company will invest $16.1 million in the new 182,000-square-foot processing center with light production capabilities, according the release. Fuyao’s new center could create 70 jobs in the r... Read more
American Insulated Glass Acquires Assets of Faith GlassFriday, February 1, 2019
Atlanta, GA –
American Insulated Glass, headquartered in Atlanta, acquired the fabrication business unit of Faith Glass, located in Semmes, Alabama. These assets include a tempering oven, cutting table and stock glass inventory. AIG also recently acquired Innovative Glass of America.
These assets will position the AIG Pensacola operation to increase its cutting capacity an... Read more