New Arauco Michigan mill to convert low-grade wood into quality particleboardTuesday, 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 componentsMonday, 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 markSunday, 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 lastingFriday, January 18, 2019
Washington, D. C. -
Woodgrain Acquires Three Sawmills in OregonWednesday, 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 optimisticTuesday, January 15, 2019
Bejing, China -
Masonite Acquires Bridgewater WholesalersMonday, 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 jobsSaturday, 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 projectsThursday, 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 2023Tuesday, 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 ResearchAndMarkets.com.
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