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Unifor Complaint Says Gingrich Woodcraft is Union Buster

Canada's Unifor union says it filed complaints against Gingrich Woodcraft, alleging the Devlin, Ontario wood components manufacturer is engaging in a lock out to keep its workers from forming a union. Leon Gingrich closed his firm August 17 following an August 12 voted by 69 percent of the company's 25 employees that resulted voting to unionize. A hearing is scheduled for Monday, August 24.

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Weekly Watch: Lumber Liquidators, Gingrich Woodcraft Union Shutdown

Lumber Liquidators could win as the California Air Resources Board changes its laminating panel formaldehyde testing recommendations, says an analyst at Seeking Alpha. Also watching what's happening to lumber futures pricing as China's building market and its leaders try to avoid having the economy shift into reverse. And what about Gingrich Woodcraft's decision to fire everyone and close down after workers voted to unionize?

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KML Designer Finishes Hires A&D Community Liaison

TACOMA, WA - Composite panel manufacturer KML Designer Finishes announced Molly Fiebiger has joined the company. A graduate of UC Davis with a degree in Architecture/Design, Fiebiger loves design in its many facets, but finds she's most interested in interior architecture, “whether it’s residential, commercial, or industrial, relishing everything from floor plans to cabinetry, furniture, lighting, and more."
 

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First Wood Plastic Composite Pellet Plant for Russia

A pilot production plant for wood-plastic composites in Ulyanovsk, Russian will make pellets incorporating hard plastic, designed for furniture part production and other composite wood products. The higher strength, elasticity and moisture resistance, UV-stabilized and decay-resistant: packaging, construction and furniture parts, along with elements of construction formwork

Cabinets

American Woodmark Cabinetry Net Income Rises 65 Percent

Cabinetry manufacturer American Woodmark Corporation first quarter sales increased 9% to $231.2 million, with growth in both the dealer and new construction channels during the first quarter of fiscal year 2016. Amerian Woodmark says 45 percent of its sales are from Lowe's and The Home Depot.

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