Architect, and furniture designer and builder Ferruccio Laviani creates projects that meld classic period designs with a digital riff, pushing the possibilities and inserting a soetimes irreverent riff. He designs at least some work digitally, as this rendering of a planned project suggests.
Following a request by Hardwood Checkoff opponents, the woodworking industry now has until Sept. 7 to submit comments on the proposed program, which sets a tax on lumber producers to help promote wood sales, similar to the "Got Milk?" and "Pork: The Other White Meat" ad programs. Some timber and lumber producers do not want to see the program launched.
New England Casket Co. improved the manufacturing of their caskets and cut down the production from 28 minutes per casket to 6.5 minutes. This reduction in time earned New Casket Co. a Wooden Globe for their “Commitment to Excellence through Technology.”
Menck Windows USA wins Innovator of the Year Wooden Globe for their new 75,000 sq. ft. facility in Chicopee, MA which opened in February, 2015. This new facility will cut the cycle time in half to manufacture and deliver windows.
Timber investment firm Rayonier Inc. has expanded its holdings with the acquisition of approximately 18,000 acres of timberland in southwest Louisiana and northwest Oregon from BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group. Combined, the two transactions totaled $59.5 million.