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Wood Markets 2013: Optimism Prevails

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/05/2013 11:56AM

Sales for 2013 are expected to match or beat 2012 figures. That is the consensus of a majority of representatives from the major woodworking markets.


Composite Panels See Slight Rise, Veneer Plywood Holds for 2013

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/05/2013 9:45AM

North American composite panel shipments are projected to rise about 6 percent in 2013, according to the CPA. Different challenges face the hardwood plywood & veneer industry, HPVA says.


Wood Components Sales Project Moderate Growth in 2013

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/05/2013 9:45AM

Although 2012 wood component sales “ended with a fizzle,” 2013 sales are projected to increase from 2 to 5 percent, according to the WCMA and the WPMA.


Steady Course for Architectural Woodworking Business in 2013

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/05/2013 9:45AM

Architectural woodworking sales should “mimic” those of 2012, “with a bit of optimism that prices will go up a bit,” said Matt Lundahl, immediate past president of the Architectural Woodwork Institute.




Retail Environments Continue Sales Growth Trend in 2013

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/05/2013 9:45AM

For the fourth straight year, overall sales of retail fixtures look to continue to improve, according to Klein Merriman, executive director of the Association for Retail Environments.


Residential Furniture 2013 Growth Rises with Consumer Confidence

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/05/2013 9:45AM

Rising consumer confidence, combined with improvements in the new housing construction and residential remodeling markets, all bode well for the home furnishings industry in 2013 .


Business & Institutional Furniture Outlook Good for 2013

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/05/2013 9:45AM

Things are looking up for the office and contract furniture industry, which is projecting its best year for shipments since 2008.


Cabinet Sales Continue Growth in 2013

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/05/2013 9:45AM

After closing 2012 on a positive note for the first time in six years, expectations for 2013 cabinet sales are upbeat as the economy continues to improve.


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