Cabinetry firms Westridge and Classic Kitchens merge

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Red Deer, Alberta. –

Classic Kitchens & Cabinets has merged with Westridge Cabinets.  Founded in 1985 Classic Kitchens & Cabinets, is a leader in supplying cabinets for both new homes and renovation projects. Classic has longstanding relationships with many single and multi-family residential builders in both Calgary and Edmonton.


Westridge Cabi... Read more

Boise Cascade shuts down laminated veneer lumber production, lays off 56

Friday, December 14, 2018

Boise, ID -

One of the largest producers of plywood and engineered wood products in North America is shutting down its laminated veneer lumber (LVL) production at its facility in Roxboro, North Carolina.
Boise Cascade gave a 60-day notice of the shutdown, which will lay off 56 employees.
"Unfortunately, despite great effort... Read more

New woodworking technology, forums highlight Ligna 2019

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hannover, Germany -

The woodworking industry's largest event worldwide, Ligna is expanding its size and scope with the addition of a presentation forum in conjunction with the host of research, technology and training showcases and new products for solid wood and panel processing, on display by thousands of exhibitors.

Ligna takes place May 27-31, 2019, at the fairgrounds in Han... Read more

Quebec countertop and cabinet door maker Premoule marks 50th anniversary

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Quebec City, Quebec -

Premoule, manufacturer of countertops and custom cabinet doors, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Premoule's 50th anniversary celebrations culminated with an evening at the Voltigeurs de Quebec Armoury, where more than 300 people were invited. Customers from all over Canada and the United States were in attendance.

The Deslauriers family at the... Read more

Study: U.S. remains largest MDF import market

Monday, December 10, 2018

Washington, D.C. –

The global MDF market amounted to 99.6M cubic meters in 2017, posting solid gains over the last ten years, according to the report World - MDF - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights, published by IndexBox,


Market volume expanded by an average annual rate 5.6 percent over the period from 2007 to 2017.


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Broyhill, Thomasville owners Heritage Home hold plant-wide live and online auction

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Lenoir, NC -

Heritage Home Group (HHG), former owners of the Broyhill, Thomasville, Drexel, and Henredon furniture groups, is selling its assets in a live auction December 12 and 13.

Tons of machinery and equipment is up for grabs. Items include CNC machining centers from Weeke; lumber stackers, finger jointing, edgebanders, and tenoners from USNR,&... Read more

Sterling Lumber to build $30 million cross-laminated timber plant, hire 150

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Lufkin, TX –

Sterling Lumber Co., a maker of wood mats, pallets, skids, and lagging lumber, will build a new plant in Lufkin, Texas - where it will build its TerraLam cross-laminated timber (CLT) mats. More than 150 jobs will be created.


A Texas Enterprise Fund grant of $825,000 helped make the expansion possible.


“It is very exc... Read more

KCMA: August cabinet sales gain 4.4 percent over previous August

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Reston, VA –

An increase in cabinet sales of 4.4 percent for August 2018 compared to the same month in 2017 was reported by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association.


According to the KCMA’s monthly Trend of Business Survey, participating cabinet manufacturers reported that stock sales increased 5.1 percent; semi-custom sales increased 3.1 percent;... Read more

Milwaukee Tool acquires Imperial Blades

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Brookfield, WI –

Milwaukee Tool has acquired the Imperial Blades business brand.


Imperial Blades is a maker of cutting, grinding, scraping and sanding tools and equipment, and is the inventor of the universal shank for use on oscillating multi-tools. The company has grown since 2008 with technology like Storm Titanium coating and the Carbide Extreme Blade.Read more

Trade war put on pause, Trump and China reach tentative agreement

Monday, December 3, 2018

Buenos Aires, Argentina -

The U.S. and China have called a temporary truce in the trade war.
According to the New York Times, President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached an agreement in Buenos Aires that will result in a 90-day halt on tariff implementation plans. In the handshake deal, Trump promised the U.S. would hold off on the ... Read more

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