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Canada Housing in 3-Month Holding Pattern

Posted by Rich Christianson | Posted: 06/22/2014 11:26AM

Canadian housing starts held steady for the third straight month in May and the market appears to be headed for a "soft landing" this year, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).


Farm Bill Funds Bioenergy Research

By Alex Keown Posted: 06/22/2014 10:29AM

The 2014 Farm Bill provides up to $14.5 million in federal funding for bioenergy programs, including using woody biomass, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced.


OSHA Fines Buchman Lumber $145,200 for Amputation & Noise Hazards

By Rich Christianson Posted: 06/20/2014 1:22PM

Buchman Lumber Co. LLC has been hit by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with proposed fines totaling $145,200 for a laundry list of alleged safety violations including amputation and noise hazards at its sawmill.


Cefla North America Hires Liger as Marketing Manager

Posted by Rich Christianson | Posted: 06/20/2014 11:11AM

Cefla North America has hired Jacqueline Liger to manage marketing activities for the company's finishing, decoration and digital printing equipment for wood, metal and other materials.




U.S. Made Wood-Base Glider Rockers Recalled for Spindle Failures

Posted by Rich Christianson | Posted: 06/20/2014 9:42AM

Brooks Furniture Manufacturing Inc. of Tazewell, TN, is recalling about 350 glider rockers due to spindle failures.


LEED-Certified Housing Units Total 150,000 Worldwide, Says USGBC

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 06/20/2014 8:00AM

With 150,000 LEED-certified green housing units worldwide, according to the U.S. Green Building Council's "LEED in Motion: Residential" report, USGBC pushes adoption of the green construction standard beyond commercial projects.


AkzoNobel Names New CFO

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 06/19/2014 4:49PM

AkzoNobel has named Maëlys Castella chief financial officer.


Gillespie Lumber Fined $125,000 for Failing to Fix Safety Issues

By Rich Christianson Posted: 06/19/2014 12:13PM

Gillespie Lumber Ltd. of Nacogdoches, TX, is in trouble again with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration which cited the sawmill for 13 violations including seven for failure-to-abate violations stemming from an August 2013 OSHA inspection.


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