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Sustainable Hardwood Decking Supplier Expands to California

Posted: 05/16/2013 3:44PM

AdvantageLumber.com is opening a 50,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Los Angeles (Santa Fe Springs), California. This facility will be operational within a few weeks and will service California and West Coast contractors, designers, and homeowners with affordable and sustainable hardwood decking materials.


Flakeboard Touts Sustainability Achievements in New Report

By Rich Christianson Posted: 05/04/2013 10:14AM

Flakeboard released its 2012 sustainability report, its first since being purchased by Arauco.


Manufacturing Reinvestment Account Introduced in Congress

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/25/2013 11:23AM

DeLauro, Kinzinger Introduce Bill to Reinvest in US Manufacturing Bipartisan Bill Will Help Businesses Grow, Create Jobs, Boost Economy


Know Your Green Regulations

Posted: 04/10/2013 4:54PM

The woodworking industry continues to change and evolve in 2013. To help you keep up on the important issues that affect your business, here are some key regulatory updates you need to know.




Greener than LEED? 1st FSC Project Certified Commercial Building

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/03/2013 6:54AM

As the first heavy-timber office building in Seattle since the early 1900s prepares to open, the Bullitt Center is said to be greener than LEED. It is also the first FSC Project Certified commercial construction in the U.S.


Flame Retardants Focus of EPA Risk Assessment

By Karen Koenig Posted: 04/01/2013 10:47AM

The EPA will begin risk assessments on 23 flame retardant and other chemicals as part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).


'Smart Sustainable Materials' – interzum exhibition

Posted: 03/14/2013 9:52PM

Also in 2013, the ‘innovation of interior’ piazza will once again be the creative centre at the interzum trade fair and, as such, a major focal point for interior decorators, architects and designers. This time the focus is on “Smart Sustainable Materials”, i.e. functional and sustainable materials, which, besides their outstanding quality, offer an added value that is often not instantly visible, or which are based on natural resources.


Wood Preservative Firms to Pay Fines for EPA Violations

By Rich Christianson Posted: 03/07/2013 11:10AM

Wood preservative companies Gardner-Fields Inc. of Tacoma, WA, and IBC Manufacturing Co. of Memphis, TN, have agreed to pay fines totaling more than $300,000 for violating federal pesticide laws, according to separate settlements announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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