Kitchen and bath cabinetry giant American Woodmark Corp. said it will invest $30 million to build a new headquarters in Winchester, Virginia, consolidating operations currently held in four locations. Completion of the project is expected to be in early 2018 and will add 55 jobs to the area.
Door manufacturer Masonite (NYSE: DOOR) net sales increased increased 3 percent to $489.6 million. Excluding foreign exchange, net sales would have increased 5 percent. The company plans to close a manufacturing plant in Algoma, Wisconsin.
Residential furniture orders posted double-digits gains in September, moving up 14 percent compared to the year prior, and 19 percent higher than August orders, according to the latest Furniture Insights survey of residential furniture manufacturers and distributors from Smith Leonard. This is the second straight month that's seen growth in the industry.
Chicago-based Machinio.com, which claims to be the fastest-growing used machinery website in the world, has recently launched new websites focused on the European used machinery market. Funded by RItchie Brothers auctinoeers, the company plans to open in Berlin.
Superior Cabinets has been named 2015 Saskatchewan Manufacturer of the Year by the Canadian Manufacturing & Exporters. The award recognizes outstanding manufacturers that have made invaluable contributions to innovation, leadership, export, and manufacturing practices.
Washington state-based Alaska Airlines made history flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from wood waste and forest residuals – limbs and branches left over after a harvest of a managed forest.
The North American Building Material Distribution Association said its members now receive a 50 percent discount to join the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors. The floor covering group offers the same deal for its members who join the building materials group. f
A seven-story T3 tower became the largest timber building in the U.S. when it opened Wednesday in Minneapolis. The office building, named T3, which stands for Timber, Technology, and Transit, features 220,000 square feet of prefabricated CLT timber panels.