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OSHA Fines Buchman Lumber $145,200 for Amputation & Noise Hazards

By Rich Christianson Posted: 06/20/2014 1:22PM

Buchman Lumber Co. LLC has been hit by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with proposed fines totaling $145,200 for a laundry list of alleged safety violations including amputation and noise hazards at its sawmill.

Cefla North America Hires Liger as Marketing Manager

Posted by Rich Christianson | Posted: 06/20/2014 11:11AM

Cefla North America has hired Jacqueline Liger to manage marketing activities for the company's finishing, decoration and digital printing equipment for wood, metal and other materials.

U.S. Made Wood-Base Glider Rockers Recalled for Spindle Failures

Posted by Rich Christianson | Posted: 06/20/2014 9:42AM

Brooks Furniture Manufacturing Inc. of Tazewell, TN, is recalling about 350 glider rockers due to spindle failures.

LEED-Certified Housing Units Total 150,000 Worldwide, Says USGBC

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 06/20/2014 8:00AM

With 150,000 LEED-certified green housing units worldwide, according to the U.S. Green Building Council's "LEED in Motion: Residential" report, USGBC pushes adoption of the green construction standard beyond commercial projects.

AkzoNobel Names New CFO

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 06/19/2014 4:49PM

AkzoNobel has named Maëlys Castella chief financial officer.

Gillespie Lumber Fined $125,000 for Failing to Fix Safety Issues

By Rich Christianson Posted: 06/19/2014 12:13PM

Gillespie Lumber Ltd. of Nacogdoches, TX, is in trouble again with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration which cited the sawmill for 13 violations including seven for failure-to-abate violations stemming from an August 2013 OSHA inspection.

Combustible Dust, Scourge of Wood Industry, Tops Week's Reports

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/19/2014 11:29AM

Combustible dust, the continuous scourge of of wood manufacturers, drew OSHA to the doorsteps of Academia Furniture, and shut down operations at the Plum Creek Timber MDF plant, among the week's most viewed wood industry reports.

Window & Door Manufacturers Market Study Forecasts Growth

By Elizabeth Fuhrman Posted: 06/19/2014 9:25AM

A recent study by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA)’s shows heatlhy growth for 2013 and anticipated continued market gains through 2015.

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