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2012 WOOD 100 Strategies for Success: Customer Service

By Karen Koenig Posted: 09/06/2012 2:22PM

A reputation for good and reliable service can open doors to new opportunities. Quality control, fast turnaround, lean and green machining and custom craftsmanship are all key ingredients.

Top Reasons to Buy Components Made in North America

Posted: 07/06/2012 3:57PM

Sourcing component products from domestic suppliers, using domestic labor and our sustainable wood materials, gives furniture, cabinet, millwork, and other wood product manufacturers some excellent competitive advantages.

Compass American Furniture Manufacturing 2011 Annual Report

Posted: 03/07/2012 5:49AM

For the full fiscal years ended December 31, 2011, 2010 and 2009, American Furniture had net sales of approximately $105.3 million, $136.9 million and $142.0 million and operating income (loss) of ($35.2 million), ($37.1 million) and $6.5 million, respectively. American Furniture had total assets of $30.0 million, $78.3 million and $115.8 million at December 31, 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

Wood Industry Optimistic for 2012 Sales

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/07/2012 11:41PM

Representatives from the cabinet, residential furniture, office furniture, architectural woodworking, store fixture, components, panel and equipment industries share their projections.

Moderate to Good Wood Component Sales for 2012

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/07/2012 10:47AM

Following a “rollercoaster” 2011, the components industry is forecasting moderate to good sales growth for 2012, from 3 to 10 percent or more, according to member surveys by the Wood Component Manufacturers Assn. (WCMA) and the Wood Products Manufacturers Assn. (WPMA).

Slight Dip for Office Furniture Industry in 2012

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/07/2012 10:35AM

2012 shipments from U.S. based manufacturers are projected to reach $9.3 billion to $9.5 billion, down slightly from anticipated 2011 figures of $9.5 billion in sales, according to the Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Assn.

Modest Growth in 2012 for Residential Furniture

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/07/2012 10:26AM

Building on the modest growth seen in 2011, analysts are predicting 3.5 percent growth for residential furnishings for 2012, said Andy Counts, CEO of the American Home Furnishings Alliance.

Architectural Woodworking Sales Stay Steady in 2012

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/07/2012 9:58AM

Overall, sales expectations for the architectural woodworking industry look to “mimic” 2011, with some sectors performing better than others, according to the Architectural Woodwork Institute.

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