Grace Jeppers, a design expert and wood products research expert, details endangered and non-legal wood species, including Lacey Act protections, in an address at NeoCon 2016 in Chicago. The commercial furniture and design show runs June 13-15.
Eben Bayer, co-founder and CEO of biomaterials company Ecovative Design, outlined a vision for a sustainable economy powered by 'nature’s toolkit,' in keynoting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Sustainability Forum in Washington D.C.
Wood is currently trending in retail, with stores vying to showcase the latest and greatest in fixtures. Timber Products has several partnerships with retailers, such as Leggett & Platt and West Coast Fixtures, and supplies them with wood products that they use to make unique and eye-catching retail fixtures.
The Home Depot first quarter sales hit $22.8 billion, up 9 percent, with net earnings clocking in at $1.8 billion - up 19 percent, higher than expected. Millwork, lumber, building materials, hardware and appliances buoyed results; professional sales saw double digit increases.
Columbia Forest Products, supplier of decorative hardwood plywood panels, has announced that it has purchased the shares of Nova Wood Lamination in Kitchener, Ontario, from its founding owners, Frank and Donna Decicco.