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Wood Industry Almanac: 10 Secondary Wood Manufacturing Segments

Posted: 12/04/2013 1:58PM

Major wood industry segments described, from the 2014 Wood Industry Almanac, including forecasts, and listings of the big wood manufacturing players. Plus, facts and figures and descriptions of key product categories.


Home Improvement and Remodeling Growth Is Slowing

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/16/2014 9:53AM

The slow pace of recovery in the housing construction market is a drag on growth in remodeling, too, according to figures from the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity from the Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies.


Kitchen Cabinet Makers Group Gets New Marching Orders

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 09/20/2014 3:47PM

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association's new strategic plan calls for developing standards and gaining adoption of them, more research, using state-of-the-art online communications, and increasing members. It was adopted Sept. 10.


U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down 1.1% in July 2014

Posted: 09/10/2014 2:19PM

July U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $170 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.




Millennials Will Buy Furniture, Even as American Dream Changes

Posted: 09/01/2014 7:53PM

A survey by Aaron's Furniture (NYSE: AAN), finds 53% of consumers believe the American Dream is alive, but live in a "new normal" with different expectations. Aaron's is repositioning to attract millennial buyers, and workers.


LED Toe Kicks in Top Kitchen Design Trends at Norcraft Cabinetry

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 08/30/2014 10:36AM

Norcraft Cabinetry sees LED lighting on toe kicks, darker colors and gray washes among the top design trends. At a seminar by DirectBuy in Indianapolis, attendees also received design tips on drawer organization trends.


Growth in U.S. Entry Door Market to Continue into 2015

Posted: 08/18/2014 2:46PM

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association's recently released Window and Entry Door 2014 U.S. Market Study shows continued growth for the entry door market through 2015.


News for Retail Fixture Firms: Shoppers Flee Brick+Mortar Stores

By Bill Esler Posted: 08/13/2014 11:22AM

Retail store fixture makers and commercial architectural interior businesses face another challenge: online shopping is cutting into foot traffic in stores. Because of this consumer behavior shift, economic recovery may not lift all boats.


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