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Composite Panel Group Meeting Kicks Off with Optimism, High Attendance

BONITA SPRINGS, FL - Business is improving, albeit slowly, for the composite panel industry. The news set the tone for the Composite Panel Association's spring annual meeting, which saw its highest attendance since 2007. More than 280 people, representing 118 woodworking firms and related organizations, converged on Bonita Springs, Florida, May 31-June 2 for the event.

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Composite Panel Association Attendance at 8-Year High

BONITA SPRINGS, FL - The 2015 Composite Panel Association Spring Meeting, which began Sunday here in Bonita Springs, FL, takes place among an improving business climate and buoyant economic reports for housing, construction and remodeling.

CPA marketing manager Allyson O’Sullivan says it is the gathering's  highest attendance since 2007.  The CPA membership includes 173 companies from 3M to Valspar, Willamette and Wilsonart.

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Ashley Furniture Seeks Buyer

Ashley Furniture Industries, the largest U.S. residential furniture manufacturer with $4 billion in sales, seeks a buyer. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is handling the transaction, according to the Wall St. Journal, which first reported the news.

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American Woodmark Corp. Names New CEO

WINCHESTER, VA  -- American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD), named Cary Dunston, President and COO, its fourth CEO in its 35 years. He succeeds Kent Guichard who remains non-executive Chairman of the Board. Dunston joined the Company in 2006 as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing.

"We have been preparing our senior management team for the orderly transition, said Guichard.  "Transferring the full responsibilities of CEO to Cary is the next step." 

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KBIS Named Top Fastest Growing Event in North America

Alpharetta, GA –  Last week Tradeshow Executive Magazine hosted its annual event in Chicago to honor the 50 fastest growing events in North America for 2014. The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) walked away with top honors for the fastest-growing show in attendance in both percentage growth and sheer numbers.

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Wired and Active Furnishings Star At Neocon 2015

CHICAGO, IL - Business furnishings with technology embedded and advances in design applications are expected to abound at NeoCon 2015. Held from June 15 - 17 at Chicago’s massive Merchandise Mart, the annual industry event will feature 700 exhibitors in the world of commercial interiors.

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