Canada's Conifex lumber expands in U.S. with multiple sawmill acquisitions

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Vancouver, B.C. –

As part of a major expansion in the U.S., British-Columbia-based Conifex Timber announced an agreement with investors Blue Wolf Capital (BW) to purchase sawmills in Florida and Arkansas - representing a combined dimension lumber capacity of 370 million board feet.


Florida's Suwannee sawmill and Arkansas' Caddo River sawmill - the acquired o... Read more

Herman Miller’s European acquisitions

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Zeeland, MI –

Office furniture giant Herman Miller has set its eyes on European furniture makers and designers - acquiring 33 percent equity interest in the Nine United Denmark A/S for $66 million and Netherlands-based Maars Living Walls.


The transactions expand Herman Miller's portfolio of global brands and allow the company to scale its consumer business, ... Read more

Wildfire victims feel the burden of lumber tariffs

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

California, USA -

Over 1,200 homes have been destroyed by wildfires in California so far in 2018.
And due to increased tariffs, those wildfire victims are having to deal with higher construction costs. So are victims whose homes were ruined by Hurricane Harvey last year in Texas. The hurricane flooded 300,000 structures in the state.
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Fuyao Glass America Plans New Distribution Center

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Moraine, OH -

Fuyao Glass America and the city of Moraine confirmed that the auto glass manufacturer is planning to build a distribution center.

“We have in our immediate business plan to set up a new distribution center to provide more expeditious supply to our customers in the United States,” Fuyao spokeswoman Lei Shi said in an email.

Michael Davis, develo... Read more

IWF expects attendance of 30,000 at 2018 exhibition

Monday, August 13, 2018

Atlanta, GA -

In a briefing two weeks ahead of IWF, Jim Wulfekuhle, vice president sales and marketing, said that IWF will have more than 1,025 exhibitors occupying nearly 1 million square feet. More than 210 companies will be exhibiting for the first time at IWF.

The 2018 edition will be the largest since 2008, Wulfekuhle said, and attendance expected by show organizers will be... Read more

Differences between MDF and particleboard

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Question: What is the main difference between MDF and particleboard? I see a lot of variations in weight it seems in MDF. Is this important?


Answer: The difference between these two products depends, in part, on how you will be using the product. What properties or characteristics do you want, strength, smoothness, stiffness? Here is a general description; work with your ... Read more

Katerra buys timber leaders Michael Green, plans massive CLT factory

Friday, August 10, 2018

Spokane, WA –

In just three years, Canadian firm Katerra has become a $3 billion construction and tech giant. And now its expanding into architecture with the purchase of Vancouver's cross-laminated timber (CLT) masters Michael Green Architecture (MGA). The company is also planning a 250,000-square-foot CLT factory in Spokane, Washington.


“Katerra is t... Read more

Masonite International Corp. Acquires Assa Abloy's Wood Door Division

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Mason City, IA –


Masonite International Corp. acquired the operating assets of the wood door companies of AADG Inc., part of Assa Abloy, which includes the brands Graham Manufacturing Corp. and The Maiman Co. Net sales for the two divisions for the twelve months ended December 2017 were approximately $70 million.


The two divisions employ appro... Read more

China retaliates; $60 billion in tariffs include wood products

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Washington, D. C. -

In retaliation to the Trump Administration's recently proposed tariffs, China said it will impose $60 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods.
If the U.S. doesn't back down, China's Commerce Ministry warned in a statement Friday, August 3 that it would add duties of 5, 10, 20, or 25 percent on 5,207 U.S. imports. It also threatened that... Read more

Richey Woodworking buys WallGoldfinger furniture operation

Monday, August 6, 2018

Newburyport, MA –

Mark Richey Woodworking has purchased the WallGoldfinger brand and is continuing the renowned corporate furniture maker’s custom work and product lines through a new division of Mark Richey called WallGoldfinger Furniture.


The new arrangement pairs Mark Richey Woodworking’s architectural millwork operations with the custom corpo... Read more

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