National Millwork says it will open a Texas operation which it believes can generate revenues of $10-15 million in 2016, and generate an operating profit in excess of $1 million. CEO Otto Nonnenmann next will open a manufacturing facility similar to its South Florida plant to support the Southwest.
With Home Depot and Lowe’s beating earnings expectations this week, we’re seeing clear enthusiasm for the home improvement sector. Home improvement, after all, has performed well even as other retail categories falter.
Georgia-Pacific Engineered Lumber has expanded distribution into the Baltimore market through U.S. Lumber. U.S. Lumber also supplies the full line of Georgia-Pacific engineered lumber products at their distribution centers in Atlanta, Raleigh, N.C., Nashville, Tenn., and Greenville, S.C.
A cross-laminated timber structure has been built in Chicago, bring that city it's first high profile application of the wood construction material being used in high rise wood building construction. The Chicago Horizon project was designed by Ultramoderne, a Rhode Island architectural group, for a competition, and represents "a quest to create the largest wood roof possible."
Tables made from bamboo folded like origami paper, and chairs with unusual and complex designs: Bamboo is strong and doesn't break easily. That's why it has been used for baskets, sieves and screens. But it does also tend to warp, and that's why it hasn't been used for larger furniture, but this technique could change that.
At Conestoga Wood Specialties we strive to be on the cutting-edge of design trends. Every year we analyze our sales data, which highlights our top selling wood species, points out which species are growing or declining in popularity and indicates what may be driving these trends
This year, Species Spotlight transitioned to Veneer Spotlight in order to examine additional veneer characteristics. In this feature, Timber Products Company Veneer Superintendent Eric Cullen looks at Plank Match veneers.
Advantage Trim & Lumber Co.'s online sales channel, AdvantageLumber.com, has acquired one of the largest hardwood lumber mills in Northern Brazil, Companhia Madeireira. Terms of the acquisition were not released.