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Short Wood Frame Buildings More Vulnerable to Earth Quakes

Posted: 09/04/2014 11:36AM

Tests of a wood-frame building using an outdoor shake table at the University of California, San Diego, explain the collapse behavior and seismic safety of low-rise, wood-frame buildings. Many have a weak garage-level "soft story."


Western Dovetail Drawers Seeks Napa Earthquake Relief Online

By Bill Esler Posted: 09/04/2014 7:24AM

Western Dovetail, Inc., hit August 24 by the Napa County earthquake, must relocate. Operating from temporary quarters at customer Dimensions Unlimited, owners Josh and Max Hunter lay out plans and seek earthquake relief online.


Hampton Lumber Mill Near Oso Mudslide Gets State Relief

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/27/2014 12:32PM

The Hampton Lumber Mill in Darrington, WA will receive financial aid to continue operations as the Department of Transportation rebuilds the road destroyed by the mudslide at Oso, WA. The mill will subsidize fuel for truckers.


$79 Million Doors, $140 Million Cabinetry Hurricane Sandy Tab

By Bill Esler Posted: 12/07/2013 6:17PM

More than $79 million in interior doors, $38 million in bathroom vanity cabinets, and $26 million in hardwood flooring are on the tab for Hurricane Sandy losses covered by the federal government.




Lumber Liquidators Provides Aid to Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

Posted: 11/18/2013 3:33PM

Lumber Liquidators, the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, is helping to provide tents and lifesaving aid for families affected by Typhoon Haiyan.


IKEA Foundation Donates More Than $2.6 Million to UNICEF

Posted: 11/11/2013 11:54PM

The IKEA Foundation has donated more than $2.6 million* (Є 2 million) to UNICEF to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines on November 8.


Lumber Liquidators Profits Jump 58 Percent, Sales Up 24 Percent

By Bill Esler Posted: 10/23/2013 8:41AM

Flooring giant Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL) sales jumped 24% third quarter, to $254.3 million. Net income spiked 58%. A $53 million, 1 million square foot plant opens next year. CEO comments on Federal Lacey investigation.


Fire-killed Timber Can Be Saved, If Congress Acts

By Rep. Tom McClintock, Republican, California Posted: 10/14/2013 10:10PM

Up to one billion board feet of fire-killed timber can still be salvaged out of the forests devastated by the Yosemite Rim fire, but it requires immediate action, says Congressman Tom McClintock, Rep-Calif.


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