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Office Furniture Manufacturer Reaches “Green Master” Status

By Matt Schumake Posted: 11/10/2014 9:25AM

KI, manufacturer of office furniture and storage solutions for education and healthcare facilities, has earned a “Green Master” designation, the highest tier attainable


ANSI Adopts New Standards for Window and Door Manufacturing

By Matt Schumake Posted: 11/06/2014 3:47PM

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has adopted three new standards for testing windows and doors from processes developed by National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).


Flameless Explosion Pressure Relief for Combustible Powder Coats

By Matt Schumake Posted: 11/06/2014 3:45PM

Rembe, developer of explosion protection systems for wood and other manufacturing, has developed a flameless explosion pressure relief system for powder coating.


Southern Wood Works Cited for Safety Violations by OSHA

Posted: 11/04/2014 7:22AM

Southern Wood Works of Freeport, Florida, cited by OSHA for exposing workers to safety hazards; more than $70K in penalties proposed.




ANSI Standards Push by Architectural Woodwork Institute

Posted: 10/30/2014 2:53PM

Now developing American National Standards Institute standards, the Architectural Woodwork Institute says it plans to be the global leader in architectural woodwork standards, and industry-specific education and member networking opportunities.


LEED v4 Delayed for One Year; 61% of Green Builders 'Not Ready'

By Alex Keown Posted: 10/29/2014 3:02PM

The U.S. Green Building Council delayed manadatory adoption of LEED v4 for a year, extending the registration for LEED certified projects under the existing standard until Oct. 31, 2016. A survey showed 61% of builders weren't ready.


Video: Illegal Russian Timber into Chinese Flooring, Sold in US

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 10/26/2014 11:21AM

This investigative piece by Canadian televised news magazine 16x9 traces the flow of illegally harvested Russian white oak timber to flooring manufacturers in China and into the homes of North American consumers.


Fire at Wood Pellets Plant Injures 3 Workers

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 10/10/2014 2:57PM

A fire at a Canadian pine wood pellet manufacturer, Pinnacle Renewable Energy, injured three workers. An official investigation into the cause has yet to be launched.


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