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Retail Environments Continue Sales Growth Trend in 2013

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/05/2013 9:45AM

For the fourth straight year, overall sales of retail fixtures look to continue to improve, according to Klein Merriman, executive director of the Association for Retail Environments.


Steady Course for Architectural Woodworking Business in 2013

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/05/2013 9:45AM

Architectural woodworking sales should “mimic” those of 2012, “with a bit of optimism that prices will go up a bit,” said Matt Lundahl, immediate past president of the Architectural Woodwork Institute.


Composite Panels See Slight Rise, Veneer Plywood Holds for 2013

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/05/2013 9:45AM

North American composite panel shipments are projected to rise about 6 percent in 2013, according to the CPA. Different challenges face the hardwood plywood & veneer industry, HPVA says.


Cabinet Sales Continue Growth in 2013

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/05/2013 9:45AM

After closing 2012 on a positive note for the first time in six years, expectations for 2013 cabinet sales are upbeat as the economy continues to improve.




Residential Furniture 2013 Growth Rises with Consumer Confidence

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/05/2013 9:45AM

Rising consumer confidence, combined with improvements in the new housing construction and residential remodeling markets, all bode well for the home furnishings industry in 2013 .


Wood Components Sales Project Moderate Growth in 2013

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/05/2013 9:45AM

Although 2012 wood component sales “ended with a fizzle,” 2013 sales are projected to increase from 2 to 5 percent, according to the WCMA and the WPMA.


Business & Institutional Furniture Outlook Good for 2013

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/05/2013 9:45AM

Things are looking up for the office and contract furniture industry, which is projecting its best year for shipments since 2008.


Pine Beetle Wood Crafter Gains Fame

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/15/2013 1:00PM

Cited for making beetle-kill pine furnishings trendy, and helping the wood industry and the environment, Azure Furniture owner Corbin Clay won Ketel One Vodka's Gentleman's Call competition.


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