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Hon Furniture Parent HNI Office Furniture Sales Up 50 Percent

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/13/2015 4:34PM

Business furniture manufacturer HNI Corp. (NYSE: HNI) net income rose 30 percent, with office furniture up 50 percent for the fourth quarter ended January 31, 2015. Sales were $646.7 million and net income was $7.1 million.


Casegoods Maker Eddy West Closes Its Doors

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 02/13/2015 3:31PM

Custom casegoods manufacturer Eddy West is closing its doors this month after 20 years in business. The company announced its decision in an open letter posted on its website.


Haworth's Contract Furniture Sales Grow 27%, Reach $1.8 Billion

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 02/13/2015 11:19AM

Haworth Inc. posted sales of $1.8 billion in 2014, a 27% increase over the previous year. The privately-held contract furniture maker attributed its double-digit revenue increase to strong, organic growth and last year's acquisition of the Italian-based Poltrona Frau Group.


Powder Coat Supplier IGP North America Moves To Bigger Quarters

Posted: 02/13/2015 9:24AM

IGP North America LLC is growing fast. Our North American branch is now fully operational, and we have moved into an office facility in Louisville, Kentucky.




Genetically Engineered Apple Trees Get USDA Okay

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/13/2015 7:28AM

Apples from genetically engineered apple trees, the Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny apples, have received USDA okay to be marketed. Developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. of Summerland, BC, the apples will likely be propagated via bud wood and grafting.


Snow Crushes Roof at Jenick Store Display, Brockton, MA

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/12/2015 8:31PM

Heavy snow collapsed the roof of a store display and wood sign firm, Jenick Manufacturing, Brockton, MA. The owner says he doesn't have insurance and was planning to fix the roof in the spring so he could qualify for a policy.


AWFS Fair Fresh Wood Student Competition Names Judging Panel

By Posted: 02/12/2015 4:13PM

AWFS Fair 2015 names Fresh Wood Student Competition judging panel; taps experts in furniture design, lutherie and architectural millwork


Designers to be Celebrated at 2015 Cabinets & Closets Expo

By Michaelle Bradford Posted: 02/12/2015 10:52AM

Do you have an award-winning storage project? If so, enter it now at woodworkingnetwork.com/topshelf. All winners will be recognized during the 2015 Cabinets & Closets Expo taking place in Chicago, IL, April 14-16.


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