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Global Wood Production Grows Four Years in a Row, says U.N.

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 12/20/2014 10:08AM

Major wood products production showed steady growth worldwide in 2013, the fourth consecutive year of increase, says new data from the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization, driven by wood pellet biofuel and production of industrial roundwood, sawnwood, and wood-based panels.

Bacci Opens U.S. Sales and Service Branch in North Carolina

Posted: 12/19/2014 9:33PM

Bacci America has opened a technical and sales services branch in Charlotte, NC, to provide direct support to its North American customers. The U.S. office has two specialized technicians on staff to install new machines and service existing machines.

Northern Contours President Skow Appointed to CEO

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 12/19/2014 8:29AM

Lary Skow has been appointed as CEO of Northern Contours Inc. by the wood component company's board of directors. Skow is also president of the firm.

United Furniture Expands into Former Lane Furniture Factory

By Alex Keown Posted: 12/18/2014 2:54PM

United Furniture Industries will take over the former Lane Furniture Industries plant in Verona, MS, spending $1.45 million for the 475,000-square-foot facility.

Facebook, Autodesk Dump Furniture Made With Flame Retardants

By Alex Keown Posted: 12/18/2014 1:45PM

Facebook, Autodesk and several more medical centers join the growing ranks of companies pledging not to purchase upholstered furniture made with flame retardant chemicals, thought to link to cancer and other health concerns.

Craftwood Lumber Suit Brings Fax Blasting Sales Shop To Heel

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/16/2014 6:23PM

Craftwood Lumber Company launched a suit that brought Interline Brands to its knees. Interline, based in Jacksonville, FL, sells hardware and building contractor supplies and used unsolicited fax as part of its marketing.

Masco Cabinetry Declares 9 Cent Dividend for Feb. 9, 2015

Posted: 12/16/2014 3:50PM

Cabinetry, vanity and residential remodeling supplier Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) declared a quarterly dividend of $.09 per share, payable on February 9, 2015, to shareholders of record on January 9, 2015.

California Denies AHFA Furniture Fire Retardant Label Delay

By Alex Keown Posted: 12/11/2014 9:04AM

California officials will now require upholstered furniture manufacturers to state whether furniture contains flame retardant chemicals, denying a request by the American Home Furnishings Alliance to postpone implementation.

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