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Workers Believe Jobs Can't Be Automated: Monster Study

Posted: 04/16/2015 3:49PM

A poll by Monster finds 63% of workers believe their jobs will never be replaced by automation (i.e., computers, robots); an additional 10% think it will take over 10 years. A 2013 Oxford study says almost half (47%) of jobs in the U.S. could be automated..

Slowing Growth in Home Renovations Should Stabilize by Year’s End

Posted: 04/16/2015 3:33PM

The healthy gains in residential remodeling activity estimated for 2014 and the first part of 2015 are expected to decelerate, but then gain a little more traction by the end of the year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released today by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

WDMA Releases Rules for Interior Architectural Wood Door Leaves

Posted: 04/16/2015 3:00PM

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), in cooperation with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) as the program operator, has completed the development of ISO-compliant Product Category Rules (PCR) for interior architectural wood flush and stile and rail door leaves.

World Decorative Laminates Market

Posted: 04/16/2015 2:58PM

Global demand for decorative laminates is expected to rise more than five percent per year to 11 billion square meters in 2018.

Rockler Helps Plant 10,000 Trees for Earth Day

Posted: 04/16/2015 2:44PM

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware's partnership with the Hardwood Forestry Fund will result in the planting of 10,000 trees this spring.

Lumber Liquidators Hired a Mold Lab to Conduct Formaldehyde Tests

Posted: 04/16/2015 11:51AM

Construction defect law firm Robertson & Associates filed a RICO class action lawsuit today against Lumber Liquidators, Inc. (NYSE: LL) and the companies it hired to conduct indoor air testing for formaldehyde in its customers’ homes.

Trade Promotion Authority Critical to Advancing Trade Agreements

Posted: 04/16/2015 10:03AM

The National Retail Federation today called on Congress to renew its commitment to international trade by approving legislation that would reauthorize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), saying such authority is critical to advancing free trade agreements.

Powermatic Introduces Six New Bandsaws

Posted: 04/16/2015 7:08AM

Powermatic introduces six new bandsaws with impressive features. The new 18”, 20” and 24” models feature a 5 hp TEFC motor, exclusive Accu-Fence and resaw capacities.

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