The L.E. Smith Company, the nation's largest single location fabricator of laminate countertops introduced a web-based Quartz quoting tool - Squad - that offers quoting in real time. The company also says it will not charge for offal on its Quartz countertop orders.
SawStop says the U.S. International Trade Commission has affirmed an administrative law judges patent infringement findings against Bosch, but Bosch disputes the report. The ITC says at its site, "Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to extend the target date for completion of this investigation to January 27, 2017.
The group of 300 largest North American cabinet, millwork, furniture and fixture manufacturers recorded a fifth consecutive year of sales expansion in 2016, in the initial report from the FDMC 300 - the annual statistical recap of wood manufacturing firms' sales performance. The list is published annually by FDMC magazine.