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Lumber Liquidators Considers Libel Suit: Fox News Report

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/29/2015 9:02AM

Lumber Liquidators management may sue 60 Minutes for libel. The move, says Fox News, is buttressed by the Consumer Products Safety Commission's decision to use "non-destructive" testing in of the firm's flooring for excessive levels of formaldehyde.


Flairwood Contract Furniture Under New Ownership

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 03/27/2015 12:18PM

Contract furniture producer Flairwood Industries is under new management. Furniture industry executive Wayne Baxter has become the majority owner of the Muskegon-area firm and will take over as president.


How to Support the Woodwork Career Alliance in Style

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/27/2015 10:25AM

Buy a T-shirt and help fund the Woodwork Career Alliance wood industry education efforts. Post a selfie with the shirt with #WNLive included in the message, and win an iPad at a drawing during Cabinets & Closets Expo 2015.


Home Depot Adds 40,000 Tech Phones So Workers Can Find Things

By Ben Dain Posted: 03/26/2015 9:50PM

The Home Depot and Lowe's are hiring 110,000 workers for the busy spring remodeling and construction season. To help the new hires find things, Home Depot is equipping them with upgraded in-store mobile phone technology. Home Depot sales rose 8.3% to $19.2 billion.




Masco Names its Services Business Spin-offs: TopBuild

By Ben Dain Posted: 03/26/2015 9:07PM

Masco Corp. (NYSE: MAS) announced a new name for its services business spin-off. TopBuild corp.TopBuild will be comprised of the Masco Contractor Services (MCS) business and insulation installation company.


Composite Panel Association Names Morrill Its New President

Posted: 03/26/2015 1:55PM

The Composite Panel Association has hired Jackson Morrill as its new president, effective April 13. Morrill has been serving as director for the American Chemistry Council (ACC) since 2010, where he managed the Formaldehyde Panel directing comprehensive state and federal advocacy initiatives, communications, third-party outreach and scientific studies on formaldehyde.


AWFS Seeks Judges for 'Visionary' New Product Entrees

Posted: 03/26/2015 9:45AM

Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) is looking for woodworking industry executives to judge the “Visionary” Awards.


Even More Speakers Added at Cabinets & Closets 2015 April 14-16

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/25/2015 5:41PM

At Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo, more speakers were added in response to growing registration numbers, including presenters from Merric Millwork, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and Timber Products.


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