Harden Furniture's future is in limbo, yet again

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
MCConnellsville, NY -
The future of one of the nation's oldest furniture manufacturers is in limbo. Yet again.
Phil Ison, CEO of Ison Furniture Manufacturing, who acquired the company's assets and equipment in August, told Furniture Today that he failed to acquire the company name and intellectual property. 
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Boise Cascade sells Oregon lumber mills to Woodgrain Millwork

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Boise, ID –

Boise Cascade, an Idaho-based lumber producer, will sell its lumbermill in Pilot Rock and La Grande, Oregon and its particleboard operations in Island City to Woodgrain Millwork. Idaho-based Woodgrain operates in 18 facilities around the U.S., manufacturing wooden doors, mouldings, and windows.


The sale does not include Boise's plywood mill and l... Read more

Washington Furniture up and running just a month after huge fire

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Pontotoc, MS -

Furniture and upholstery manufacturer Washington Furniture is up and running as of October 23, just over three weeks after arson destroyed a warehouse and damaged production lines.
CEO of parent firm Behold Home Lyle Harris told Furniture Today that production is at the same level as before the fire.
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Floor to ceiling cabinetry and growing middle class driving worldwide cabinet sales

Friday, November 16, 2018

Dublin, Ireland –

The "Global Cabinets Market 2018-2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


Floor-to-ceiling cabinets are gaining popularity among end users as they provide enhanced aesthetic looks, the study says. These cabinets also solve storage issues by providing more space, as they have a greater height than traditional cabinet... Read more

Quicker shipping, e-commerce climate bring Italian furniture maker to U.S.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

High Point, NC –

Arper, an Italian maker of modern home and office furniture, has opened a 100,200-square-foot manufacturing facility in High Point, North Carolina. The announcement comes soon after the company opened another showroom in Los Angeles.


Claudio Feltrin, Arper board chairman and son of company founder, said the company sees incredible potential ... Read more

Fortune Brands buys fast-growing composite deck maker for $470 million

Monday, November 12, 2018

Deerfield, IL –

Cabinet giant Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS) will expand further into the outdoor markets, acquiring leading composite decking manufacturer Fiberon for $470 million.


Founded in 1997, Fiberon makes wood and alternative-wood decking, railing, fencing products, and composite cladding. The company had sales of $200 million in 2017 and ... Read more

Harden furniture to move production to North Carolina, close NY plant

Saturday, November 10, 2018

McConnellsville, NY –


Once again, Harden Furniture is in the news.


Phil Ison, CEO of Ison Furniture manufacturing, who acquired Harden's equipment and assets and has a contract to buy its McConnellsville, N.Y. plant, said he is planning to move Harden's production to North Carolina by the end of the year. The move could create up to 200 jobs i... Read more

Masco U.S. cabinetry sales rose 11 percent in the latest quarter

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Livonia, MI -

U.S. cabinetry sales rose a healthy 11 percent for Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) according to the company's third quarter SEC filing. Masco cabinet brands include Cardell Cabinetry, KraftsMaid, Merillat, and QualityCabinets. 

Globally, Masco net cabinetry sales rose 4 percent, driven by strong growth in the repair and remodel business, the company says.Read more

Hurricane Michael ravaged more than five million acres of timberland

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Southeastern USA -

Between October 10th and 12th, Hurricane Michael damaged more than five million acres of forest throughout Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, according to the region's forestry officials.
Michael, the third-most intense hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. mainland and the strongest storm on record in the Florida panhandle, caused at lea... Read more

September Nonresidential Construction Starts Settle Back 5 Percent

Sunday, November 4, 2018

New York NY -

New construction starts in September fell 5% from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $709.6 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.  The September downturn followed 9% declines in both July and August, as the pace of construction starts has now pulled back for the third month in a row after reaching the current year’s high in Ju... Read more

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