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Category Winner: Home Improvement Supply Retailers

With Home Depot and Lowe’s beating earnings expectations this week, we’re seeing clear enthusiasm for the home improvement sector. Home improvement, after all, has performed well even as other retail categories falter.

Architectural Products

Chicago Biennial Scores Winning CLT Wood Structure

A cross-laminated timber structure has been built in Chicago, bring that city it's first high profile application of the wood construction material being used in high rise wood building construction. The Chicago Horizon project was designed by Ultramoderne, a Rhode Island architectural group, for a competition, and represents "a quest to create the largest wood roof possible."

Pricing & Supply

Bamboo Technique Fabricates Furniture Like Origami

Tables made from bamboo folded like origami paper, and chairs with unusual and complex designs: Bamboo is strong and doesn't break easily. That's why it has been used for baskets, sieves and screens. But it does also tend to warp, and that's why it hasn't been used for larger furniture, but this technique could change that.

Canadian News

Gingrich Woodcraft Must Pay 35 Weeks Salary Over Employee Lockout

Wood components firm Gingrich Woodcraft, which shuttered its Ontario plant five days after employees voted to join the UNIFOR union, entered a concent order to pay its employee 35 weeks pay, beginning retroactively from August 17, the time of the closure. Owner Leon Gingrich told the Ontario Labor Relations Board he has a buyer for the business as an ongoing concern.

Pricing & Supply

Lumber Giants Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek Merge

Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek will merge, creating a $23 billion timber, land and forest products company structured as a real estate investment trust (REIT), in an all-stock transaction. Plum Creek holds 6 million acres of forest in 19 states, and operates wood products mills in the Northwest.


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