MYANMAR - Myanmar has freed 153 Chinese facing life sentences for illegal logging. Their release was part of a larger presidential amnesty deal which freed close to 7,000 prisoners.
Last week's sentencing strained the country's relation with neighboring China. News reports say a life sentence like that given to the 153 loggers, is typically equal to 20 years. An additional two Chinese loggers, both said to be minors, were given 10 years.
The rise of mobile phones means woodworking companies, like all businesses, must relaunch their websites. Yoder Lumber has done so with an unusual degree of detail and quality, that conveys much about how the company runs other aspects of its business.
Weaber Lumber says parent corporation Weaber, Inc. has been recapitalized by its CEO, the grandson of Weaber's founder, with funding from private equity firm Cyprium Partners. Employing 600, Weaber competes in the $27.2 billion wood products market.
For 2015, Species Spotlight is transitioning into Veneer Spotlight in order to examine additional veneer characteristics. In this edition’s feature, Timber Products Company veneer expert Eric Cullen looks at slip match veneers.
Conestoga Wood Specialties outlines five years of kitchen evolution. The most pertinent fact from their research, is that 59% of respondents said that aesthetic appeal is the number one factor when remodeling a kitchen.
ARAUCO announces the debut of PRISM, a new brand name for the company's thermally fused laminate (TFL) products produced in North America. The PRISM brand will represent ARAUCO's collection of 76 designs, as well as any future exclusive design releases.
Woodworking Network is partnering with Accoya, manufacturer of a specialty wood processed using the acetylation method, for an "Ask the Expert" event about the unique wood. Woodworkers anywhere in the country are invited to submit questions c2.yourbrandlive.com/c/wwn-ask/ about the unique Accoya wood material.