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Gingrich Woodcraft Union Negotiations Hit Impasse

Gingrich Woodcraft and the Unifor union failed to negotiate a settlement during a meeting at the Ontatio Labor Relations Board on August 24. Citing Mennonite beliefs, the wood Devlin, Ontario components manufacturer's owner, Leon Gingrich, closed August 17 after workers voted to unionize on August 12.

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Unifor Complaint Says Gingrich Woodcraft is Union Buster

Canada's Unifor union says it filed complaints against Gingrich Woodcraft, alleging the Devlin, Ontario wood components manufacturer is engaging in a lock out to keep its workers from forming a union. Leon Gingrich closed his firm August 17 following an August 12 voted by 69 percent of the company's 25 employees that resulted voting to unionize. A hearing is scheduled for Monday, August 24.

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Weekly Watch: Lumber Liquidators, Gingrich Woodcraft Union Shutdown

Lumber Liquidators could win as the California Air Resources Board changes its laminating panel formaldehyde testing recommendations, says an analyst at Seeking Alpha. Also watching what's happening to lumber futures pricing as China's building market and its leaders try to avoid having the economy shift into reverse. And what about Gingrich Woodcraft's decision to fire everyone and close down after workers voted to unionize?

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KML Designer Finishes Hires A&D Community Liaison

TACOMA, WA - Composite panel manufacturer KML Designer Finishes announced Molly Fiebiger has joined the company. A graduate of UC Davis with a degree in Architecture/Design, Fiebiger loves design in its many facets, but finds she's most interested in interior architecture, “whether it’s residential, commercial, or industrial, relishing everything from floor plans to cabinetry, furniture, lighting, and more."
 

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