Plyboo bamboo architectural plywood and paneling products manufacturer Smith & Fong Co. has launched a full line of high-end architectural bamboo and palm panel products for the India market, according to company founder Dan Smith.
Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. announced plans to build a 300,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Mexico to expand its upholstery operations. The residential furniture giant also said it will continue to invest in its North Carolina plants.
Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:BSET) said its earnings more than doubled, with U.S.-produced custom dining and custom upholstery programs. In addition to its legacy custom casual dining program, Bassett said its recently introduced Bench-Made premium dining furniture performed very well first quarter.
A leading manufacturer of architectural wood products, Eggers Industries has again been named to the “Wisconsin 75”. The award recognizes the top Wisconsin companies that make significant contributions to the state’s economy and the communities in which they do business.
TROY, PA— Oak Hill Veneer Inc. will invest almost $2 million to expand its operations in Troy, PA. When completed, the spliced hardwood veneer manufacturer said it expects to add 73 full-time jobs over the next three years, more than double its current size of 62 employees.
The largest wood industry event in Canada -- Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo – is officially bigger and better than years past. More than 200 exhibiting companies and thousands of woodworkers will converge on the International Centre near Toronto November 5-7 for this important global industry event. A favorable US/Canadian exchange rate and awesome conference program makes it a good time for U.S. woodshops to to neighboring Canada.
IKEA, which has been researching the tiny home movement, may be nearing launch of a movable system of sliding room divider panels. Products, which would likely use sliding hardware, are aimed at rapid repurposing of living quarters in multi-unit homes, where square footage in apartments and condominiums continues to decline.
Closet & Storage Concepts and More Space Place, two home storage franchises which joined following a 2013 acquisition, announced three new franchises. The newly-aligned brands gained momentum in 2014, and both national franchise brands forecast continued growth, says CEO Bob Lewis.