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Housing Study: Multifamily Boom Not So Great for Woodworking

By Urs Buehlmann, Matt Bumgardner and Karen Koenig Posted: 08/06/2014 10:46AM

While multi-family housing does not generate the same volume of use per unit as a single family home, it does bode well for the wood products industry. Read this exclusive survey for more details.


Made in America 2014: Wood Production is Growing

By Karen Koenig Posted: 08/05/2014 3:33PM

Wood plant expansions & reshoring accelerate. U.S. manufacturing continues to rise, with industrial production up 4.3 percent in June compared to the same period a year ago, according to recent figures from the Federal Reserve.


Creative DIYers are Pushing Sale of Home Improvement Products

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 07/14/2014 3:51PM

Consumers are buying more home improvement products with an anticipated 6.9 percent growth from 2014 to 2015, according to the Home Improvement Research Institute.


Retiring Boomers Spark Home Building & Remodeling Boom

By Bill Esler Posted: 06/15/2014 12:24PM

Retiring baby boomers are planning where and how to live during their golden years, in many cases opting for new home construction or heavy duty remodeling - promising business opportunities for the woodworking industries.




Halvorsen, Now Borkholder Furniture VP, To Drive American Made

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 05/13/2014 4:26PM

Ola Yoder named Tom Halvorsen VP of Borkholder Furniture. Yoder, CEO of parent Kountry Wood Products, says he purchased Borkholder in 2011 to capitalize on rising consumer interest in American-made products.


Briefing: Kitchen Design by the Numbers

Posted: 03/05/2014 10:22AM

Briefing: Kitchen Design by the Numbers


U.S. Decorative Laminates Forecast to Grow 4.1% Annually to 2018

By Elizabeth Fuhrman Posted: 03/04/2014 8:45AM

A recent report from The Freedonia Group found that demand for decorative laminates in the United States is projected to increase 4.1 percent annually to 11.9 billion square feet in 2018.


Pallets Projected to Grow 5% Annually through 2017

By Elizabeth Fuhrman Posted: 03/03/2014 9:39AM

A new study from The Freedonia Group, Cleveland, Ohio, forecasts the global sales of pallets to increase 5 percent annually through 2017 to 5.1 billion units.


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