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Okamura Chooses Bio-Based Powder Coating for Office Furniture

Posted By Matt Schumake | Posted: 11/19/2014 2:27PM

Okamura, manufacturer of wood veneer and melamine surface office furniture, will launch a line of furniture products coated with Susterra, a 100% bio-based powder coating


Columbia Forest Products Receives Leadership Award from the FSC

Posted: 11/11/2014 9:15AM

Columbia Forest Products has been named a winner of the FSC Leadership Award in the Forest Stewardship Council US’s Conservation Champions for 2014.


Furniture Makers Share Space for Large Scale Manufacturing Center

By Matt Schumake Posted: 11/04/2014 3:45PM

Eight woodworking companies share 30,000 square feet of manufacturing space and tooling: How Chicago's Dock 6 Collective allows its custom furniture and cabinetry member firms to optimize resources


Reclaimed Wood Scores LEED Points for 49ers Levis Stadium

By Bill Esler Posted: 07/17/2014 9:42AM

Reclaimed wood scored points for the San Francisco 49ers Levi’s Stadium, dedicated July 17, 2014, it is the first LEED Gold Certified football arena. Luxury suites are paneled in reclaimed wood from a hangar in nearby airport.




Wood and Paper Industries Getting Greener: Sustainability Study

By Rich Christianson Posted: 07/16/2014 12:14PM

The U.S. wood and paper industries are continuing to make strides to be better environmental stewards of the planet, according to the 2014 Sustainability Report just released by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA).


Green Globes Certification Costs Less than LEED: Drexel Study

By Elizabeth Fuhrman Posted: 05/16/2014 7:00AM

The Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) Green Globes certification process costs significantly less to conduct and is faster to finish than LEED certification, a recent Drexel University study found that


Canyon Creek Cabinet Wins Environmental Practices Award

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 05/16/2014 6:30AM

Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. won the Association of Washington Business Environmental Excellence Award, for Leading Environmental Practices such as reusing sawdust, wood shavings and solvents.


Haworth Furniture To Remove 56 Bad Chemicals from Products

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/24/2014 8:14PM

Haworth, Inc. pledged to remove 56 chemicals of concern from its products by the end of 2015, says its ninth annual Sustainability Report. It also plans to source 100% of wood from sustainably managed forests.


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