According to the Hardwood Federation, the U.S. Department of Treasury has proposed changes to federal estate tax regulations that will have a significant, negative impact on small and medium businesses, including hardwood lumber businesses.
It's got all the makings of a picture-perfect business relationship. Internationally famous fashion photographer and reality TV personality Nigel Barker has paired with America's largest independent furniture retailer on a new collection of residential furnishings. The Nigel Barker Collection, which includes living room, dining room and bedroom furniture, debuts Oct. 1.
Homebuilder PulteGroup appointed Bill Pulte, grandson of the company's founder, to its board. Bill Pulte is also CEO of Carstin countertops and Olon,a cabinetry industry supplier. The construction firm also has a robust internal production operation for flooring, millwork and cabinetry.