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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.


Cabinet Remodeling Study Provides Key Consumer Insight on Process

By Michael Billings Posted: 01/17/2014 10:19AM

MasterBrand's parent company, Fortune Brands Home & Security, commissioned a study revealing the importance of identifying peak points during remodeling projects to ensure success as well as referrals and rehires.


Canadian Households and Homes Are Shrinking

By Rich Christianson Posted: 01/03/2014 10:54AM

Canadian homes are getting smaller and more are being lived in by only one person, according to the 2013 Canadian Housing Observer, an annual state-of-housing review just released by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).


Will KraftMaid Reverse Price Hikes? Plywood Dumping Tops Reports

By Bill Esler Posted: 11/07/2013 1:38PM

Masco Cabinetry KraftMaid planned a price increase based on tariff hikes expected for plywood imported from China. Instead, the International Trade Commission ruled that China didn't dump plywood - the most viewed report this week.


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