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News for Retail Fixture Firms: Shoppers Flee Brick+Mortar Stores

By Bill Esler Posted: 08/13/2014 11:22AM

Retail store fixture makers and commercial architectural interior businesses face another challenge: online shopping is cutting into foot traffic in stores. Because of this consumer behavior shift, economic recovery may not lift all boats.


Birch Veneer Night Stand, Made in Viet Nam, Said to Scorch Floors

By Bill Esler Posted: 08/10/2014 10:55PM

La-Z-Boy's Lea Industries recalls rubberwood and birch veneer lighted night stands. Made in Viet Nam, the Willow Run two-drawer stand features an under-the-table 20-watt halogen night light that is said to pose burn hazards.


AWFS Launches Meet the New Face of Wood Manufacturing

By Nancy Fister, AWFS Posted: 08/08/2014 3:41PM

AWFS is kicking off a marketing campaign to improve the image of jobs in manufacturing and attract more young people to the wood industry, creating a poster featuring hip young professionals employed in wood-related careers


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.




Survey: Coding Skills in Demand in Woodworking Industry

By Alex Keown Posted: 08/05/2014 8:20PM

As technology improves across the woodworking industry, more and more positions rely on employees skilled in software and coding.


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.


More than 50 Education Courses Offered at IWF 2014

By Michaelle Bradford Posted: 08/04/2014 12:29PM

IWF 2014 education conference courses are the hot tickets at this year's show, to be held Aug. 20-23 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.


Echelon Cabinetry, Advanta Cabinets Born from Armstrong Cabinets

By Alex Keown Posted: 08/04/2014 12:05AM

Cabinetry manufacturer acpi - the former American Industrial Partners - says it invested $7 million in launching Echelon Cabinetry and Advanta Cabinets, following its 2012 purchase of Armstrong Industries cabinets operation.


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