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Global Hardwood Plywood Trade Must Be Fair

By Roger Rutan Posted: 11/09/2012 11:45AM

It is the opinion of the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood that imports from China are sold in the United States at below market prices and are subsidized by the government of China.


Architectural Felonies

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 11/08/2012 12:48PM

One would think that the restoration of a building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places would respect the integrity of the design and the existing materials. Instead, the request for proposals was asking for the original wood double hung windows that span 14 feet tall to be replaced.


Why U.S. Woodworkers Should Support the Lacey Act

By Dana Cole Posted: 10/26/2012 11:07AM

The executive director of the Hardwood Federation presents arguments for preserving the Lacey Act and in the process rebuts a recent guest blogger's call for the controversial legislation to be "fixed."


Formaldehyde- free Finishes: How We Developed Them

By Mark Harms and Art Kirby, Sherwin Williams Posted: 10/16/2012 8:58PM

Six years ago, Sherwin-Williams took the steps that led to our first formaldehyde-free wood finishes, working closely with wood cabinetry, furniture, and casegood manufacturers - like Jofco - during its development.




Wood Industry Technology: Why Using, and Training for It Matters

By Phil Bowers Posted: 10/14/2012 6:00PM

There are 4,900 casework and millwork manufacturers in the U.S.; 5 percent do 85 percent of the business. These firms embrace technology, and train the new breed of workers who know how to use it.


Let's Not Get Too Testy Over Historic Window Performance

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 10/11/2012 8:00PM

There are situations where testing of historic windows makes sense. We have found testing to be very valuable when you have a situation where the entire window system must be replicated.


The Fight to Fix the Lacey Act Has Just Begun

By Brent McClendon Posted: 10/06/2012 11:08PM

Fact is, as written, Lacey undermines our industry’s efforts to preserve the world’s forest.


How Timber Suppliers Keep Forest Certifiers Honest

By Todd Myers Posted: 09/05/2012 6:40PM

How can consumers know the certified timber they are receiving is legitimate? APP Timber found China firms using PEFC and FSC


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