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Closets

Artisan Custom Closets acquires Spacemakers and Carolina Closets

ATLANTA — Artisan Custom Closets, one of the largest closet companies in North America, has gotten even bigger with the acquisition of Carolina Closets and its sister brand, Spacemakers Closets. Details of the acquisitions were not released. In a company statement, however, the company said that "this union will create a regional leader in custom storage solutions in the Southeast."

Furniture

It’s official, tipover rule now final

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) received no “significant adverse comments” on its federal safety standard for clothing storage furniture by the June 5, 2023, deadline and, as a result, the new standard will take effect September 1, 2023, as anticipated.

Technology

Researchers using artificial intelligence to solve forestry problems

Open sharing of information about forests is of great importance to protect the climate and preserve biodiversity, according to a group of Lithuanian researchers who have embarked on a research project expected to last until 2029. Linnaeus University is running the Forest 4.0 initiative, an excellence center for the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) in the forestry sector in Lithuania. The goal is to develop innovative solutions that encompass the entire process of modern forestry.

Woodworking Industry News

Woodcraft introduces marking and measuring tools for woodworkers

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Woodcraft Supply, a national retailer that offers woodworking tools and supplies, has expanded its Pinnacle tool line to include precision marking and measuring tools. Pinnacle is a proprietary brand of professional-quality tools, including hand tools like socket firmer chisels, turning tools and the No. 151 spokeshave. The new Pinnacle products include general measuring instruments and finely calibrated tools for both advanced and entry-level woodworkers.