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States Industries Lays Off 35 Workers After Plywood Dumping Vote

By Rich Christianson Posted: 11/13/2013 5:21PM

States Industries, a manufacturer of hardwood plywood, laid off 35 employees, a week after the International Trade Commission voted unanimously against placing antidumping duties on hardwood plywood imported from China.


Industrial Wood Components Demand to Reach $8.8B

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 08/07/2013 1:46PM

Demand for industrial wood products is expected to grow an average of 7 percent annually from 2013 to 2018 to $8.8 billion, according to a recent study by IBISWorld. The current market is $6.3 billion.


Ancient Moss Finds New Life

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 07/25/2013 1:04PM

Ancient moss, buried since the Little Ice Age (1550-1850) at a location known as the ‘toe’ of the Teardrop Glacier, Ellesmere Island, Canada, has found new life thanks to a researcher out for a walk.


Laminate Flooring Sales Hold Steady

By Rich Christianson Posted: 07/21/2013 11:16AM

World wide sales of laminate flooring have held steady in spite of economic struggles, according to the European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPFL).




Housing's Impact on Wood Products Manufacturing? It's Big

By Matt Bumgardner, Urs Buehlmann, Al Schuler and Karen Koenig Posted: 07/08/2013 12:23PM

This exclusive survey details the housing and construction industry’s impact on the woodworking industry.


Woodworking Machinery Production in Italy Dropped 7.5% in 2012

Posted: 06/24/2013 2:04PM

Final woodworking production numbers are indicative of decreased demand.


Woodworkers Note Milestone in Builder Confidence This Month

Posted By Mark Vruno | Posted: 06/19/2013 9:59AM

Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes surged eight points to a reading of 52 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).


Repeat-offending Sawmill in Maine Faces $79,310 in OSHA Fines

Posted By Mark Vruno | Posted: 05/22/2013 12:32PM

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited sawmill NC Hunt Inc. for three alleged repeat violations and seven serious violations of workplace safety standards.


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