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LEED Puts Little Emphasis on Materials That Last Generation

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 04/29/2015 9:04AM

The design community, manufacturers, and construction processes must consider the life of the building if we are truly going to incorporate sustainability in our industry. More emphasis is placed on material recycling than on perform whether it performs over the long haul.


Lumber Liquidators Gets Cover from Investment Analysts

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/21/2015 11:55AM

Lumber Liquidators, under fire over allegations it sold formaldehyde-laced flooring that was falsely labeled CARB compliant, is now getting support from investment analysts Cantor Fitzgerald, which recommends its stock, and Raymond James, which commissioned tests that support the flooring manufacturer's case.


Remodeling Radio Host Ron Cowgill at Cabinets & Closets 2015

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/09/2015 10:55AM

Contractor Ron Cowgill, radio host of the Mighty House Network remodeling radio talk show, will talk about remodeling regulations on lead abatement at the Cabinets & Closets Conference, April 14 in Schaumburg, IL.


OSHA Cites Comdust in Wood Fiber Inc. Worker Safety Violations

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/06/2015 9:13PM

OSHA says employees at Wood Fibers Inc. worked at risk of amputation, fire, and electrical shock amid large amounts of combustible dust. The October 2014 citation, the fifth in three years at the wood pellets maker, carried proposed fines of $71,610.




How to Prevent Comdust

Posted: 04/01/2015 4:04PM

Combustible dust continues to make headlines. One of the top health and safety issues in the woodworking industry, it impacts companies of all sizes. Find out how to prevent it.


Lumber Liquidators Considers Libel Suit: Fox News Report

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/29/2015 9:02AM

Lumber Liquidators management may sue 60 Minutes for libel. The move, says Fox News, is buttressed by the Consumer Products Safety Commission's decision to use "non-destructive" testing in of the firm's flooring for excessive levels of formaldehyde.


Lumber Liquidators Answers Laminate CARB Questions in SEC Filing

Posted: 03/13/2015 8:18AM

Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. held a March 12, 2015 dial in Business Update regarding CARB and laminate flooring media reports. In this March 13 SEC filing it answered those questions it believes need further clarification.


Lumber Liquidators Comeback: Air Testing, Floor Replacements

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/12/2015 2:24PM

Lumber Liquidators says it will provide for indoor air testing, and even floor replacements, for buyers of its laminate floors made in China. The wood flooring firm faces a Senate probe and class action lawsuits after 60 Minutes reported it sells flooring with formaldehyde.


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