Tariffs on softwood lumber from Canada set by U.S. Department of CommerceSaturday, 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 CharlotteThursday, 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 LeakTuesday, 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 operationsSunday, 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 furnishingsFriday, 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 2017Wednesday, 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 yearsMonday, 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 NovemberSaturday, 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 Fenêtres MQThursday, 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
AGC Begins Installation of New MSVD Coater in TennesseeTuesday, January 30, 2018
Church Hill, TN -
AGC Glass began installation of its new state-of-the-art magnetron sputtered vacuum deposition coater at its Greenland, Tennessee, manufacturing complex, which houses two float glass lines.
Plans to locate the new coater in North America were announced in June 2017. AGC expects production to begin in December.
According to a company release, A... Read more