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By Karen Koenig | Updated: 02/07/2012 10:26:00 AM
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.
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 02/07/2012 9:58:00 AM
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.
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 02/07/2012 9:36:00 AM
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.
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 02/07/2012 9:18:00 AM
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.
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 02/06/2012 11:22:00 AM
Engineered panel sales are projected to increase modestly in 2012, according to representatives of the composite panel and hardwood plywood veneered panel industries.
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 02/06/2012 11:10:00 AM
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.
By Bill Esler | Updated: 01/28/2012 5:23:00 PM
Slide show and story tells of Kuiken Brothers, Fair Lawn, NJ lumber and millwork firm celebrates 100 years in the lumber industry in 2012.