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Chameleon-like European beech offers a variety of options for cabinetry, flooring, furniture and more. Sponsored by Pollmeier Inc.
The cabinet industry remains the largest end-use market for wood component products, followed by the building products industry and furniture industry according to a study by the Wood Component Manufacturers Assn.
Celebrity speakers featured at Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo, Feb. 27-March 1 in New Jersey.
Tom Reardon, executive director of the Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association, offers additional comments on the state of the industry.
North American composite panel shipments are projected to rise about 6 percent in 2013, according to the CPA. Different challenges face the hardwood plywood & veneer industry, HPVA says.
Although 2012 wood component sales “ended with a fizzle,” 2013 sales are projected to increase from 2 to 5 percent, according to the WCMA and the WPMA.
Architectural woodworking sales should “mimic” those of 2012, “with a bit of optimism that prices will go up a bit,” said Matt Lundahl, immediate past president of the Architectural Woodwork Institute.
For the fourth straight year, overall sales of retail fixtures look to continue to improve, according to Klein Merriman, executive director of the Association for Retail Environments.
Rising consumer confidence, combined with improvements in the new housing construction and residential remodeling markets, all bode well for the home furnishings industry in 2013 .
Things are looking up for the office and contract furniture industry, which is projecting its best year for shipments since 2008.
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