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A U.S. Harp Genius Built a Factory Using Italy's Cabinet Masters

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/25/2015 10:36AM

The Chicago-born global master of harp manufacturing, Victor Salvi, died May 10, at age 95. In 1955, Salvi emigrated to his ancestral home, Italy, where he assembled a dozen cabinetmakers in Genoa, and began building harps commercially.


Wellborn Forest Products Names David Gordon President & CEO

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 05/21/2015 2:50PM

David Gordon has been named President & CEO of Wellborn Forest Products, overseeing the business in partnership with Linsalata Capital Partners


Window & Door Market Study: Shipments Grow 13%

Posted: 05/21/2015 2:25PM

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has released the WDMA 2015 Window and Entry Door U.S. Market Study.


Lumber Liquidators CEO Quits Amid Chinese Flooring Probe

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 05/21/2015 9:30AM

Lumber Liquidators continues to face fallout from allegations that it sold toxic flooring imported from China. A few weeks after firing CFO Daniel Terrell, the hardwood and laminate flooring producer announced the sudden resignation of President and CEO Robert Lynch.




Strong Dollar Means French Beech Sawn Timber Reaches for the Sky

Posted by Larry Maloney | Posted: 05/20/2015 5:15PM

The effects of the strong U.S. dollar are many, one of which is a revival in the French beech sawn timber market.


Biesse High Speed Technology for Wood Industry 4.0 at LIGNA 2015

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 05/20/2015 3:11PM

Biesse captures the energy of the highly-trafficked LIGNA 2015 in a video that shows high speed materials handling, interior contoured edgebanding, dual-head CNC component cutting and other Industry 4.0 technology.


Lowe's, Home Depot Earnings Rise on Housing, Remodeling

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/20/2015 9:12AM

Home Depot and Lowe's both reported healthy sales first quarter, as the housing recovering and remodeling growth also continued. Housing starts rose 20.2% in April, the Commerce Department, to a rate of 1.135 million. March figures were adjusted upward.


Trending: How to Choose Lumber, and Chinese Floors & Cabinets

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/19/2015 3:51PM

Trending stories: Which wood? Here's how a cabinetry firm offers homeowners guidance on species. Also Most viewed lately: a Chinese cabinetry firm opens U.S. operations, and Lumber Liquidators halts Chinese flooring imports.


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