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Dorel to Acquire Chinese Juvenile Furniture Maker

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 06/23/2014 4:41PM

Dorel Industries Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the juvenile business of Hong Kong-based Lerado Group, one of the largest juvenile product manufacturers in China. The acquisition will give Dorel its first company-owned factory in Asia.


Canada Housing in 3-Month Holding Pattern

Posted by Rich Christianson | Posted: 06/22/2014 11:26AM

Canadian housing starts held steady for the third straight month in May and the market appears to be headed for a "soft landing" this year, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).


Halifax Woodworker Honored Student of the Year at Chippendale

By Matt Schumake | Posted: 06/12/2014 8:38AM

Halifax carpenter Gary Staple was recently honored as the Chippendale International School of Furniture’s Student of the Year after 1,400 hours of hands-on study of fine furniture building and restoration techniques.


Wood Tech Summit Leadership Conference on Tap for October

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 06/05/2014 11:55AM

The Third Annual Wood Tech Summit Leadership Conference is on tap for October 9-10 at the Woodworking Centre of Ontario at Conestoga College, Kitchener, ON. The event dovetails with Kitchener's world-famous Oktoberfest.



72-Hour Tool Repair Service Now Available from BENZ

Posted By Matt Schumake | Posted: 06/04/2014 12:58PM

BENZ Inc. has announced service for customers who need immediate turnaround of damaged or worn tools.


Viridis Energy Expects Strong 2014 Despite Early Setbacks

By Alex Keown | Posted: 06/04/2014 9:26AM

Wood pellet fuel maker Viridis Energy reported revenue growth of 142 percent, despite a six-week trucking strike in British Columbia and extreme weather that caused production challenges at its Nova Scotia wood pellet facility.


Trio of British Columbia Plywood Mills Join APA

Posted by Rich Christianson | Posted: 06/03/2014 8:57PM

Three British Columbia Canada plywood mills have joined the APA-The Engineered Wood Association, approved during the APA's meeting last month in Nashville, TN.


Backes Succeeds Arsenault at Holz-Her Canada

Posted by Rich Christianson | Posted: 06/03/2014 8:28PM

Claude Arsenault, the long-time head of Holz-Her Canada and past president of the Canadian Woodworking Machinery Distributors Association, is retiring effective July 1.


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