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Wood Safety Post-Hurricane Tips from Underwriters Lab

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 11/02/2012 11:35AM

U.L. wood products safety tips post-hurricane Sandy advise immediate removal of pressed wood furnishings and cabinetry, while framing lumber can be scrubbed and flooring and solid countertops can be cleaned later.

Cabinetmakers, Remodelers In Demand for Massive Rebuild

By Bill Esler Posted: 11/01/2012 11:24AM

For cabinetmakers, furniture repair and home remodelers, Hurricane Sandy is the story of the week, and the year, as it drives thousands of owners to restore, remodel and rebuild homes and businesses.

Plywood Lines Hurricane's Path; Home Depot, Lowe's Sales Brisk

By Bill Esler Posted: 10/30/2012 8:09AM

Plywood defenses lined Hurricane Sandy's path, with even Manhattan's tony 5th Avenue shops boarded up. Remodeling jobs, cabinetry, window and door replacement, are will follow in the wake of the storm's destruction.

Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge

Posted: 10/29/2012 3:39PM

Nearly 284,000 Mid-Atlantic Homes Valued at More Than $87 Billion at Risk of Property Damage from Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge.

Plywood Purchases Prompted by Hurricane Sandy

By Michaelle Bradford Posted: 10/29/2012 3:39PM

With plywood supplies already tight due to Hurricane Sandy preparation, nearly 284,000 Mid-Atlantic are at risk of property damage valued at $87 billion.

Treated Lumber for Brad Pitt New Orleans Home Projects

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/25/2012 10:08PM

Eco Building Products (OTCBB: ECOB) says its Eco Blue Shield treated wood products are in use in New Orleans by Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation for replacing homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

OFM’s Zalcbergs Become Ownership Partners of NHL Hurricanes

By Karen Koenig Posted: 12/22/2011 12:16PM

Highly successful in the office and educational furniture market, OFM co-founders Abel and Barbara Zalcberg have set their sites on another arena — hockey.

Lowe's sends $1 million hurricane aid

By Bill Esler Posted: 09/08/2011 2:37PM

In the wake of Hurricane Irene, Lowe's Companies Inc. announced today the company will pledge $1 million to disaster relief and rebuilding efforts in communities affected by the storm.

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