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Smaller, Simpler Homes for Canada's Retiring Boomers

By Alex Keown Posted: 11/10/2014 9:56AM

Canadian seniors are looking to "right-size" their lives by looking for smaller houses or condominiums to serve as a sanctuary and provide a greater quality of life, according to new research from Moen Canada.

U.S. Furniture Industry Urged to Invest in Marketing Resources

By Matt Schumake Posted: 11/10/2014 8:59AM

A furniture industry watch report by corporate transformation consulting firm, Anderson Bauman Tourtellot Vos (ABTV), indicates a rise in sales for American furniture manufacturers

U.S. Laminate Demand to Reach 12 BSF: Cabinets Largest Market

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 11/06/2014 8:22AM

U.S. demand for decorative laminates is expected to rise 4.1% per year, reaching 11.9 billion square feet in 2018, with cabinets and furniture the two largest markets, according to The Freedonia Group.

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.

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