The U.S. Lumber Coalition Comments says the U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement, which expired October 12, 2015, is due for a rewrite after nine years, calling on Canada to come to the table. "Canada's unfair lumber-trade practices, including the gross under-pricing of timber on government-owned lands."
Robinson Lumber Company, an importer and exporter of lumber, decking, and flooring, becomes the sole distributor in the eastern U.S. of tropical hardwood flooring, decking and lumber from Bozovich, a Lima, Peru lumber sourcing firm.
Wood products shops making accessories for electronics have to hustle as new technology releases arrive. The release of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus - Apple's most popular phone ever - requires a slew of new wood case design. Each phone model provides unique challenges - changes in dimensions, positions of ports, etc. And wood business built around this segment cannot
Etsy is in the cross-hairs of online retail behemoth Amazon, which formally launched Handmade at Amazon, a retail site for hand crafted goods. Amazon, which has been inviting woodworkers and other crafters to join, says items sold there are to be factory-free, handcrafted goods, and are supplied from more than 60 countries.
Lumber Liquidators will pay $10 million and plead guilty to Lacey Act violations as part of its settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. The settlement with the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) stems from a 2013 inquiry that Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL) illegally imported lumber from Russia for the manufacture of its hardwood flooring.
Specialty panel producer Premier EuroCase says it will produce Reflekt high-gloss acrylic panels for UltraCraft Cabinetry, the largest manufacturer of full-access cabinetry in the United States. The collaboration between the two companies developed when UltraCraft sought out a superior high-gloss surface for their custom cabinet catalog.