IKEA recalled 29 million Malm and other dressers and chests after a third tip-over incident. In February 2016, a 22-month-old child was entrapped and died. IKEA is moving beyond a repair kit remediation program launched in 2015. It covers furniture made between January 2002 and June 2016.
SawStop maker SD3 won U.S. Supreme Court support in its antitrust lawsuit against Black & Decker, Robert Bosch, Makita and other toolmakers, of conspiring to boycott its table saw safety technology. The court denied efforts to stop the case.
Weyerhaeuser plans to permanently close its lumber mill and plywood mill in Columbia Falls, Montana, by the end of the summer. "For some time now our operations in Montana have been running below capacity as a result of an ongoing shortage of logs in the region," said Doyle R. Simons, president and chief executive officer.
As a consumer and producers of hardwood and softwood, Britain is a key customer for U.S. forest products producers. A June 23 vote to leave the European Union has depressed the British Pound, limiting its buying power in the short term. As in the U.S., most wood is used in construction.
A Wood Finishing Superstore to provide equipment and spare parts to wood manufacturing and finishing shops in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. C&C Industrial brands include Binks, DeVilbiss, Graco, Sata, Anest Iwata, Ecco, Walther Pilot, Col-Met, Global, Paint Pockets and Research Products.
Cefla has appointed Riccardo Quattrini as its new international CEO. The finishing company says Quattrini boasts an extensive experience in the industry of woodworking machinery - having begun his career in 1994 and having worked with Biesse and Delmac.
The Architectural Woodwork Institute named Doug Hague, renowned wiid technology educator from Pittsbburg State, as AWI Education Director. Hague received the WMIA wood industry Educator of the Year award in 2015.