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Sauder Woodworking at High Point Market, Spring 2015

By Mark Vruno Posted: 04/15/2015 9:10AM

Inspiring consumers by providing the resources they need to create their own style affordably: That is Sauder Woodworking Co.'s goal this spring at High Point Market in North Carolina, April 18-23.

Bassett Furniture Sales Rose 23%, Helped by Zenith

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/09/2015 12:33PM

Bassett Furniture Industries sales rose 23% first quarter, helped by its buy of Zenith Freight Lines. The Los Angeles dock workers strike will depress second quarter results, Bassett said.

IKEA Kitchen Cabinets Top JD Power Customer Satisfaction, Again

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/08/2015 10:28AM

IKEA cabinets outranked Thomasville, Armstrong, and Diamond cabinets , to earn JD Powers highest customer satisfaction rating for the second year in a row.

U.S. Rises to Top of Furniture Business by Two Measures

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/07/2015 2:58PM

The U.S. is a key player in the global furniture sector, says Giovanna Castellina, International Marketing Director at CSIL, the Center for industrial Studies in Milan.

Residential Furniture Orders Up 7% in January Over Last Year

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 04/07/2015 10:55AM

New orders for residential furniture increased 7 percent in January compared to a year earlier, according to the latest survey of manufacturers and distributors by High Point accounting and consulting firm Smith Leonard.

OSHA Cites Comdust in Wood Fiber Inc. Worker Safety Violations

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/06/2015 9:13PM

OSHA says employees at Wood Fibers Inc. worked at risk of amputation, fire, and electrical shock amid large amounts of combustible dust. The October 2014 citation, the fifth in three years at the wood pellets maker, carried proposed fines of $71,610.

U.S. Hardwood Exports Slow; World Markets Oversupplied

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/05/2015 5:02PM

U.S. hardwood lumber exports totaled 116 million board feet in January, virtually unchanged from the prior month but down 14% from January 2014. Year-on-year shipments to Asia and Europe were down 22% and 6%, respectively.

Natuzzi Furniture Laid off 429 in Italy; Resets China Production

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/04/2015 9:19PM

Italian furniture manufacturer Natuzzi, which trades on the New York Stock Exchange, says it laid off 429 Italian factory workers under terms of a new contract it had been rotating workers into shifts to avoid layoffs, but that hurt productivity.

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