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.
Construction jobs spiked in January, explaining strong attendance at the 2014 Builders and KBIS Shows. A Feb. 7 report shows 48,000 jobs were created in residential building last month. These cabinetry, flooring, hardware and millwork items from the show reflect that recovery.
A Consensus Construction Forecast Panel predicts commercial building will rise 5.8% in 2014, led by hotels and retail facilities. The semi-annual forecast from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) predicts 8% growth in 2015.