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Retail Environments Continue to Rebound in 2012

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/07/2012 9:36AM

Research by the Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.) has business continuing to show improvement for the third straight year. Following an estimated 10 percent growth in 2011, projections call for an additional 10 percent growth in 2012, although not all industry segments will achieve that same level, said Klein Merriman, executive director.


Cabinet Sales Hold Steady for 2012

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/07/2012 9:18AM

Cabinet sales for 2012 look to be flat, with projections holding at $7 billion, the same as 2011, said Dick Titus, executive vice president of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Assn.


Modest Upswing for Engineered Panel Industry in 2012

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/06/2012 11:22AM

Engineered panel sales are projected to increase modestly in 2012, according to representatives of the composite panel and hardwood plywood veneered panel industries.


Soft Improvement in Woodworking Machine Sales for 2012

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/06/2012 11:10AM

There has been a slight business improvement over the last few months or so, both in terms of inquiries about new machinery, as well as actual orders, according to Riccardo Azzoni, WMIA executive vice president.




Woodworking Network's Top Blogs of 2011

By Rich Christianson Posted: 12/28/2011 8:45PM

Gibson Guitar, wood blimp hangers and the shortage of skilled woodworkers topped the most viewed blog topics.


Woodworking Network's Top Videos of 2011

By Rich Christianson Posted: 12/28/2011 6:18PM

Gibson Guitar CEO's plea of innocence, a Daily Show satire of IKEA and Hickory Chair, and Cohen Woodworking's use of video to document its custom capabilities were among the most viewed videos posted on WoodworkingNetwork.com in 2011.


Embossing Sets Stage for Euro Laminate Floor Trends

By Rich Christianson Posted: 12/19/2011 6:40PM

BIELEFELD, GERMANY -- Embossed in Register and other novel methods of surface treatment, including colored, bleached, etched, whitewashed, oiled and waxed are opening up new possibilities for laminate flooring design.


Consumer Spending Survey Offers Optimism for U.S. Industries

By Karen Koenig Posted: 11/30/2011 11:31AM

Whatever worries we had about consumer spending being down in the United States, were quickly dispelled on Black Friday and the days immediately following Thanksgiving.


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