WoodPro Cabinetry closes suddenly after 42 years; 60 lose jobs

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Cabool, MO - 

Missouri-based Woodpro Cabinetry closed suddenly this week after more than four decades of business.
 
Employees told KY3 News that it was unexpected. Upon entering work, the owner reportedly came in and wasn't his usual, cheerful self. He announced that the company would be closing and that all employees would lose their jobs. He s... Read more

Online furniture retailer Wayfair expands big in Georgia, adds 1,000 jobs

Friday, 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 Alabama

Wednesday, 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 expansion

Monday, 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 plant

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Brunswick, GA -

Georgia-Pacific, a world-leading manufacturer of lumber and composite panel products, shut down one of its Georgia lumber plants - laying off 120 workers.
 
Employees were told January 31 - the day before closing - about the shutdown. Workers will continue to be paid and receive benefits until early April. The company is holding job fairs t... Read more

Armstrong sells wood flooring business for $100 million

Saturday, 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 Vista

Thursday, 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 October

Tuesday, 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 Center

Sunday, 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 Glass

Friday, 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

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