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Vaughan-Bassett Furniture To Star in Tom Hanks HBO Mini Series

By Michaelle Bradford Updated: 09/16/2014 10:41AM

NY Times bestseller Factory Man, based on furniture maker John Bassett III's fight to save U.S. residential furniture production from China competition, heads to HBO as a mini-series produced by actor Tom Hanks.


Custom News

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L.J. Smith Stair Systems Acquires Universal Stair Parts

Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: 09/15/2014 11:03PM

L.J. Smith Stair Systems has acquired Universal Stair Parts, Inc., a company specializing in custom manufacturing and distribution of stair parts based in Ballground, GA.


Closets News

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IKEA Sales Reached $37 Billion, Up 5.9%

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Updated: 09/10/2014 10:41AM

IKEA global sales increased 5.9% in the psat 12 months. China was the fastest growing market. Online traffic rose 20%


Supplier News

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Eastman Chemical to Acquire Taminco for $2.8 Billion

Posted by Karen Koenig | Updated: 09/15/2014 12:49PM

Eastman Chemical Co. announced it will acquire Taminco Corp., a global specialty chemical firm for $2.8 billion.The transaction is expected to be finalized by the end of the year.


Design Trends

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Pine Lumber Used in Baltimore Bus Stop Sculpture

By Michaelle Bradford Updated: 08/15/2014 4:48PM

Pine lumber was the material of choice for the Spanish artist collective mmmm...when creating a functional bus stop sculpture for Baltimore, MD, residents.


Industry Reports

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Woodworking Industry Leadership Forum at IWF 2014

By Matt Schumake Updated: 08/19/2014 4:20PM

As the International Woodworking Fair kicks off in Atlanta, several wood manufacturing association directors joined Tuesday to discuss progress, interests and issues facing the wood manufacturing industry.


Canadian News

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Combustible Wood Dust Enforcement Reports Issued in Canada

Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: 09/11/2014 9:26PM

British Columbia's WorkSafeBC completed targeted combustible dust inspections in 85 sawmill locations and 15 wood product manufacturing locations in B.C. New combustible dust rules were initiated Sept. 1, 2014. Sample photos are included.



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