MADISON, WI - Semiconductor chips made almost entirely of wood have been developed by research teams at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Madison-based U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory (FPL).
Wood products manufacturer Flame Grilling Products opened a 30,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution center in Waldoboro, ME. The 10-year-old firm, which makes wood grilling fuel, says it is planning to open a factory in Florida to convert Southern fruit and nut tree species into wood cooking products to serve the $100 million marketplace.
Dry wood rot is now a primary suspect in the fatal fall that killed six students when a Berkeley, CA dormitory balcony gave way. Constructed just eight years ago, the building balconies are supported by seven wood joists, which snapped suddenly.
American Wood Champions shows how a new industrial shredder allows it to fill a semi-trailer each day. That trailer of shavings and dust is sold for about $400, yielding a profit of approximately $12,000 each month.
A 3D printable wood has been announced by the Materialise. The Belgium-based 3D technology and software company, withoffices in Plymouth, MI, has released the product for beta test, which it is doing through a design competition.
Georgetown, ON – Olon Industries has acquired Carolina Drawers Inc. based in Lexington, NC. Carolina Drawers is a manufacturer of solid wood and plywood drawers for the US kitchen & bath cabinet and furniture industries.
Olon, a manufacturer of mouldings, drawers and components for the cabinet making and furniture industry, says the timing of the acquisition is key, and that it continues Olon’s strategy to strengthen its U.S. manufacturing presence and expand its product lines.
Here's why Lumber mill Weaber Inc., also widely known for its red oak and white oak flooring, adopted an adjustable solid wood flooring tongue-and-groove insert cutter set that can compensate for wear on the machine as the insert knives begin to dull.