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WoodWorks Gets $1 Million Grant To Train Builders, Architects

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 03/30/2014 11:59AM

USDA will give $1 million for architect and builder training to WoodWorks, the Wood Products Council effort to promote more use of wood in commercial buildings. A high-rise award was also established.


Baillie Lumber Acquires American Hardwood Industries

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/29/2014 11:32AM

Equity capital firm H.I.G. Capital, LLC reports it sold American Hardwood Industries to Baillie Lumber. American Hardwood was among $15 billion in equity capital under H.I.G.'s management.


Video: Cherry Logs Peeled Into Veneer & Printed as Book Covers

By Michaelle Bradford Posted: 03/28/2014 2:24PM

Watch as cherry logs are selected from Illinois and Wisconsin forests then sliced into thin veneer to create wood covers for a memo notebook.


Lumber Prices Almost No Object for Hardwood Buyers

By Andy Johnson Posted: 03/28/2014 9:29AM

Lumber buyers' "priced time of shipment" orders are increasing as hardwood demand continues to spike to record levels.




What's Your Species: Component Makers Tell Their Favorites

Posted: 03/27/2014 2:51PM

Manufacturers of wood products talk about their favorites species. With so many varieties to choose from, selecting a favorite wood species can be a diffi cult undertaking.


5 Questions: Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, ASID Board President

Posted: 03/26/2014 10:15AM

Timber Products Company recently caught up with ASID Board President Rachelle Schoessler Lynn to discuss design trends, the design profession, and the importance of sustainability in design.


Hardwood Price Increases Continue, But at Slower Pace

By Andy Johnson Posted: 03/25/2014 9:28AM

Hardwood price increases expected to continue but also to ease during the summer months as hardwood exports to the Pacific Rim increases. U.S. imports of substitute temperate hardwoods will also rise.


Prime Lumber Expands Kilns as China Demand Grows

Posted: 03/25/2014 5:42AM

Prime Lumber has shipped 600 containers of lumber overseas in 2013, with China its fastest growing market. Hardwood used there is 75% for domestic products, not exports.


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