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.
Wilsonart and award-winning architect Andre Kikoski, AIA, have launched a new collection of laminate surfaces that they say, by "manipulating scale, texture, contrast, inversion and color, create dramatic new interpretations of timeless architectural finishes" through digital innovations.
Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL) hardwood flooring sales dropped precipitously at a time when other flooring firms are booming with the home building and remodeling industry. New CEO John Presley cites settlement of CARB issues.