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Lumber Liquidators Foundation Builds for Future

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/25/2014 12:14PM

Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL) sees lasting impact on ongoing support for No Barriers USA, and sees parallels in investing in hardwood flooring.


What's Made Out of Wood? Shoe Parts and Lots More

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/12/2014 10:59AM

Wooden heels: I thought it would be interesting to learn about how they are manufactured, and who's producing them. And that lead to the list - of the list of lists - of all things wood. Let's add it to the 2014 Wood Industry Almanac channel.


Forecast 2014: Wood Industry Watch List

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/02/2014 7:23PM

As WoodworkingNetwork editors covered the wood manufacturing industry in 2013, we uncovered the leads for what will be the big stories in 2014.


Christmas Trees: New Species Enter the Market

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/22/2013 8:17PM

In the live Christmas tree business, sales are flat at $1 billion, as artificial trees continue inroads. Growers pushed pricier non-native species to offset a 20% decline in unit sales.




In Support of Lumber Liquidators

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/11/2013 11:10AM

Wood flooring firm Lumber Liquidators dominates its market, and has a high flying stock. Its sourcing model makes it vulnerable to supplier misdeeds, and it's been made, unfairly, a whipping boy.


The Money Behind the Woodworking Industry

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/06/2013 5:22AM

Another sign of the woodworking industry business promise: equity investors have moved into the field.


How Green Are My Casegoods

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/01/2013 2:03PM

Wood products sustainability initiatives have become more active as the economy recovers, including BIFMA level, KCMA Environmental Stewardship program (ESP) and the AHFA Sustainable by Design program.


How Many Cabinet Companies Are There in the U.S.?

By Bill Esler Posted: 10/29/2013 9:00AM

There are 6,000 kitchen bath and cabinet manufacturing companies in the United States, generating $9 billion in revenue, according to recent testimony before a Federal agency. This and other stats will be detailed in the 2014 Wood Industry Almanac, arriving December.


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