New Arauco Michigan mill to convert low-grade wood into quality particleboard

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Grayling, MI –

Dying, deformed and diseased trees will be key ingredients of particleboard manufactured at the new Arauco panel mill in northern Michigan.

"All of these degraded trees need to be removed to better manage our forests," said Scott Robbins, director of the Michigan Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation and forest policy for the Michigan Forest Product... Read more

At EBC 2019, Bierson tells of its endless hunt for new ways to fabricate components

Monday, January 21, 2019

Central Point, OR -

 Bierson Corp.'s aim has always been to pioneer and perfect new techniques that will distinguish it from other component manufacturers.

Profiling Bierson and detailing its quest at the April 2019 Executive Briefing Conference will be Don Casebier, CEO. Casebier and partners formed Bierson Corp. in 1998 (Don's brother Dave Cassebier is VP Sales), and have... Read more

Kimball furniture declares highest sales in 15 years, tariffs still leave a mark

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Jasper, IN –

Office furniture giant Kimball reported its highest quarterly sales figures in over 15 years and strong double-digit organic order growth. 


The company's hospitality segment grew 27 percent for Q1 2019 and its healthcare segment crew 20 percent over the same period last year. Its overall sales are up 8 percent to $194 million for the quarte... Read more

Impact of tariffs on wood manufacturing industries is direct and may be long lasting

Friday, January 18, 2019

Washington, D. C. -

In recent white papers, research firm Freedonia Group outlines effects of U.S. tariffs on metal parts, fasteners, lumber, windows, doors, flooring andcabinets. Freedonia's Andy Banyas will address tariffs at the 2019 Executive Briefing Conference, April 14-16 in San Jose. This article is excerpted from Freedonia Group's White Papers on tariffs:&... Read more

Woodgrain Acquires Three Sawmills in Oregon

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Island City, OR –

 Woodgrain finalized a deal with Boise Cascade to acquire three of Cascade’s operations in Eastern Oregon, including sawmills in Pilot Rock and La Grande, Oregon and a particleboard operation in Island City, Oregon. Woodgrain is now the owner of the three facilities, resuming full operations on Monday, Nov. 5.


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U.S., China trade talks appear optimistic

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Bejing, China - 

Despite not having reached a resolution, both China and U.S. officials indicated that a round of trade talks went well Wednesday.
A statement from China translated by CNBC read:
"Both sides enthusiastically implemented the important agreement of the heads of both countries, and held broad, deep and met... Read more

Masonite Acquires Bridgewater Wholesalers

Monday, January 14, 2019

Branchburg, NJ –

Masonite International Corp. completed the acquisition of the operating assets of Branchburg, New Jersey-based Bridgewater Wholesalers Inc., a fabricator and distributor of door systems and related components supporting customers in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. BWI employs approximately 350 people across five facilities located in Pennsylvania,... Read more

Resolute Forest invests $40 million in Ontario operations, adds 25 jobs

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Montreal, Quebec –

Resolute Forest Products announced $40 million in investments at its Northwestern Ontario operations, in addition to $13.5 million in major maintenance and the creation of 25 new jobs. 


"Resolute has a strong operating presence in the region, and we are committed to investing in our facilities to ensure their profitability and long-te... Read more

Canadian government invests in Indigenous-led forestry projects

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Ottawa, Canada –

The Canadian government will invest $743,000 in various Indigenous people to ensure they participate in forestry and natural resource projects.


The money will specifically go toward the Northeast Superior Regional Chiefs Forum, a group that fights for greater access to natural resources for its Indigenous members.


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Global luxury furniture market to grow nearly 5 percent by 2023

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Washington, D. C. –

The global luxury furniture market is projected to grow at the rate of 4.7% during the forecast period 2018-2023, according to a new report from


The desire for furniture made from premium wood - mainly mahogany and alder - is driving the demand of the market. The demand for furniture to be incorporated with leather... Read more

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