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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.

U.S. Furniture Industry at Critical Turning Point

Posted: 10/30/2014 2:23PM

The tide is slowly starting to turn in favor of the American furniture industry in terms of sales, but manufacturers and retailers continue to face numerous wide-ranging challenges that demand responses.

WDMA Releases 2014 Window & Entry Door Pulse Report

Posted: 10/29/2014 2:54PM

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has released the WDMA 2014 Window & Entry Door Pulse Report, a semi-annual summary report covering both U.S. construction activity and topline product shipment activity.

Robust Construction Projected by Architecture Billings Index

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 10/26/2014 11:27AM

Heightened demand for condo and apartment design services in September 2014 signals robust construction industry growth - a boon for the wood manufacturing industry. The Architectural Billing Index expanded in all regions and sectors.

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.

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