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MasterBrand Parent Okays $250 Million Buyback as Housing Recovers

Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: 10/01/2014 1:51PM

WoodCrafters and MasterBrand Cabinets' parent Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS) will repurchase $250 million in shares of its common stock. Yesterday competitor Masco announced it would buy back 50 million of its shares.


Custom News

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Office Furniture Firm Opens Custom Plant in Virginia: 166 Jobs

Posted by Karen Koenig | Updated: 09/29/2014 9:59AM

Custom office furniture firm Friant and Associates is expanding its manufacturing base eastward. The Oakland, CA-based manufacturer announced it will invest $17.4 million to open a new plant in Suffolk, VA.


Closets News

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How To Drive Dealer Sales of Wood Products

Posted by Karen Koenig | Updated: 09/21/2014 10:58AM

It takes a special skill set to drive wood products dealer sales of custom cabinetry and closet systems. Organizers Direct's strategy for marketing its products and design services through its network of qualified dealers earned it a spot on the 2014 WOOD 100.


Supplier News

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Justice Department Kills Arauco, SierraPine Panel Mill Deal

Posted by Karen Koenig | Updated: 10/01/2014 2:00PM

Arauco subsidiary Flakeboard's plan to purchase three SierraPine panel mills has been called off. Arauco and SierraPine mutually agreed to terminate the asset purchase agreement "due to certain objections by the U.S. Department of Justice."


Design Trends

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Woodworking Network Design Awards: Plan Now to Enter

By Michaelle Bradford Updated: 09/30/2014 2:27PM

Woodworking Network call for entries for industry and design awards programs. Winners will be honored at the 2015 Cabinet & Closets Expo.


Industry Reports

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Woodworking Industry Leadership Forum at IWF 2014

By Matt Schumake Updated: 08/19/2014 4:20PM

As the International Woodworking Fair kicks off in Atlanta, several wood manufacturing association directors joined Tuesday to discuss progress, interests and issues facing the wood manufacturing industry.


Canadian News

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Composite Panel Group Elects Officers for 2015

Posted by Karen Koenig | Updated: 09/30/2014 4:24PM

Roseburg's Grady Mulbery will take over the reigns as chairman of the Composite Panel Association in 2015. Additional 2015 officers and board members were also elected.



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