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$1.8 Million Penalty Paid by DuPont for Tree Killer Pesticide

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 09/16/2014 9:43AM

DuPont has agreed to a penalty of more than $1 million to settle allegations that it failed to disclose its weed-killing herbicide could also kill trees.


Newport Home Furnishings Expands Upholstered Furniture Plant

By Karen Koenig Posted: 09/15/2014 12:16PM

An increase in sales has upholstered furniture manufacturer Newport Home Furnishings LLC expanding its operations in New Albany, MS. The $270,000 project investment will result in 45 new jobs at the residential furniture company.


Wood Component Factories Reveal Production Keys on WCMA Tours

By Bill Esler Posted: 09/15/2014 11:27AM

Visits to Heister House Millworks, Conestoga Wood Specialties, and millwork firm Tilo Industries kicked off the plant tours at the 2014 Wood Component Manufacturers' Association Fall Conference. Here's what they saw.


Trending: Steam Cleaning Ash Borers Out of Logs

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 09/11/2014 9:53PM

Researchers at Virginia Tech discovered a method for treating infested logs that could eliminate the threat of transporting emerald ash borers and long horned beetles.




PJ Lumber Cited by OSHA for Fall and Amputation Hazards

Posted: 09/11/2014 8:38PM

Workers at PJ Lumber Co. were exposed to falls, amputations and other hazards. The finished lumber products manufacturer was been cited for 13 serious safety and health violations and a $50,000 fine proposed.


Biomass Firm Enviva Invests $214 Million in Two NC Pellet Plants

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 09/11/2014 4:43PM

Biomass producer Enviva LP said it will invest $214.2 million into two new pellet manufacturing plants in North Carolina, creating 160 jobs by 2017.


Casegoods, Upholstery Sales Spark Hooker Furniture Sales

By Alex Keown Posted: 09/11/2014 2:51PM

Spurred by a 46 percent increased profitability from casegoods and improved results of upholstery sales, Hooker Furniture posted net sales of $54.9 million and net income increase of 34.6 percent for the second quarter of 2015.


BHK Drawer Components Names Alabama-Mississippi Distributor

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 09/11/2014 11:18AM

BHK of America, a supplier of a full line of ready-to-assemble drawer systems and components, appointed Eric Johnson of Johnson Sales Company, Inc. as its sales rep organization for the Alabama and Mississippi region


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