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Weyerhaeuser Earnings Up 31 Percent; 2014 Net Triples to $1.8 B

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 01/30/2015 9:10AM

Lumber giant Weyerhaeuser (NYSE: WY) fourth quarter earnings rose 31% to $166 million on revenues of $1.8 billion. For the year, net income more than tripled to $1.8 billion. China's demand slackened, the company says.


Sneak Peek at Woodworking Innovations: LIGNA 2015 Preview

By Karen Koenig Posted: 01/30/2015 7:02AM

A worldwide contingent of journalists were given a preview of some of the woodworking innovations and new technology on display at Ligna 2015.


Live Oak Bank Building Tops WoodWorks' 2015 Wood Design Awards

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 01/29/2015 4:46PM

The Live Oak Bank headquarters in Wilmington, NC, took the Jury's Choice prize in WoodWorks' 2015 Wood Design Awards


Office Furniture Report Questions Life Cycle Analysis Comparisons

Posted by Wade Vonasek | Posted: 01/29/2015 1:26PM

The study evaluates how different datasets used by LCA software packages may produce varying results, and therefore should not be used to compare products.




New BIFMA Standard for Office Furniture Fits Fatter Americans

By Alex Keown Posted: 01/29/2015 1:25PM

As American waistlines and backsides are growing thicker, BIFMA, the trade association for office furniture manufacturers, has developed a new standard for a "General Purpose Large Office Chair" that can support occupants weighing up to 400 pounds.


Trending: Gluing Joints, With or Without Glue

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/29/2015 8:19AM

The behavior of wood surfaces in joining wood is a trending top. Bernie Bottens explains how wood interests with glue, while TMI shows glue-less welding of wood using vibration and pressure, a technology developed for metals in the 1960s.


IKEA Sales Growth Slowed in U.S. Market; Up Over 4 Percent

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 01/29/2015 7:11AM

IKEA says U.S. store sales increased 4.24% last year, with growth slowing from 6.7% reported the year prior, and 8% in 2012. With e-commerce included U.S. sales rose were up 5.38%. The U.S. is its second largest market after Germany.


Former Cabinet Company CEO Faces Tough First Week as PA Governor

By Alex Keown Posted: 01/28/2015 2:51PM

In office less than a week former cabinet maker turned Gov. Tom Wolf, former CEO of Wolf Home Products, has already faced a number of challenges by Republican lawmakers.


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