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Tall Wood Buildings Not So Great, says Concrete Industry

Quebec Government's decision to allow the construction of taller wood buildings on the basis of a new wood industry construction guide that is not recognized by the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) circumvents the exceptional building code approval process that exists to ensure the safety of all Canadians, says the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.

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Residential Furniture Orders Are Steadily Rising

New orders in June 2015 increased 10 percent over July 2014 orders and were down from May 2015, according to the latest survey of manufacturers and distributors by High Point accounting and consulting firm Smith Leonard. In June 2014, Smith Leonard noted that there was a 5 percent increase in new orders over the previous year.

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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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