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Canadian Wood Finishers Benefit from New Partnership

posted by Rich Christianson | Posted: 04/05/2014 11:34AM

The Bluewater Wood Alliance (BWA) and Conestoga College are collaborating on a skills enhancement program for experienced wood spray finishers.


West Fraser Continues Lumber Acquisition Spree

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 04/04/2014 1:01PM

West Fraser continues its acquisition spree with the purchase of Bibler Brothers Lumber and Buchanan Lumber, following on the heels of last month's purchase of Travis Lumber.


Masisa Sells Forestland to US Timber Group for $203 Million

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 04/04/2014 10:00AM

Masisa SA has reached an agreement to sell 62,000 hectares of its Chilean forestland to US Hancock Natural Resource Group for $203.6 million. News sources report the transaction is expected to be completed within the next two months.


Kolbe Millwork Jeff De Lonay President and to Board

Posted by Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 04/04/2014 9:00AM

Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. promoted Jeff De Lonay president and appointed him to the board of directors. He reports to Judy Gorksi, CEO.




Window and Door Manufacturers Association Names New Leadership

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 04/04/2014 8:44AM

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association installed its new leadership team at the WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, DC.


Interfor To Make Name Change Formal; Atlanta a Regional HQ

Posted: 04/03/2014 10:33PM

International Forest Products Limited will formally change its name to Interfor. More than half its lumber production comes from the U.S. The Vancouver-based firm is the largest lumber firm in Georgia.


Failed Furniture Factory, Edible Flooring In Top 10 Wood Reports

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/03/2014 1:54PM

Stanley Furniture's abrupt decision to end manufacture of Young America furniture in Robbinsville, NC was most viewed of the week's Top 10 wood industry reports. An April 1 video spoof of edible flooring by a Vancouver was also popular.


17 Furniture Brands Properties Up for Auction

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 04/03/2014 10:35AM

Thomasville and Lane furniture facilities in Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia are among 17 former Furniture Brands International (FBI) properties up for auction by Hilco Real Estate LLC.


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