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Housing Task Force Looks at Remodeling Funding for U.S. Seniors

Posted: 04/02/2015 8:42AM

A national effort for remodeling services that would allow aging seniors to stay in their homes is among the programs being evaluated by the Bipartisan Policy Center. Former Republican and Democrat HUD Secretaries are steering the effort.


3 Trends in Hardwood & Softwood Lumber Demand

Posted: 03/31/2015 12:00PM

What are the hot-selling wood species, and what's driving demand? Timber industry experts share their views.


It's True: Termites Prefer California to Texas

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/22/2015 7:59PM

Termites vote with the feet, selecting California as the top state to live. Texas was a close second, with cities in both states moving up in Terminix ranking of most termite-ridden cities. Termite damage to homes costs more than $8,000 on average, $5 billion overall damage nationwide.


The History of Adhesives: From Pre-Historic Tree-Sap to Geckos

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 03/17/2015 9:54AM

Adhesives have a long and varied history, from the gluey substances cavemen made from tree-sap to the modern innovations with nano technology. Check out this infographic from NTI Data on the history of glues.




Aimed at $5B in Furniture Exports, Indonesia Critiques Malaysia

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/15/2015 8:07PM

Targeting $5 billion in furniture exports, 470 exhibitors converged on Indonesia's largest ever furniture trade show, IFEX 2015. Indonesia says its workforce and forests are things Singapore or Malaysia cannot compete with.


Home Renovation Expected to Grow in 2015, Houzz Study Finds

Posted: 02/25/2015 7:18AM

Inaugural Houzz Barometer reveals industry confidence in the U.S. Home remodeling and renovation market, and points to a small business recovery.


Risks, Facts and Repercussions of Construction Accidents

Posted: 01/14/2015 3:16PM

1 in 5 workplace fatalities occur in construction. That's the highest rate of all industries! This infographic breaks the information available down further.


Residential Furniture Orders Up 12% October 2014 vs 2013

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 01/02/2015 12:06PM

New orders for residential furniture increased 12 percent in October compared to a year earlier, according to the latest survey of manufacturers and distributors by High Point accounting and consulting firm Smith Leonard.


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