Woodworking Industry News

Great Southern Wood announces $5.9 million expansion of Louisiana facility

Great Southern Wood Preserving, the lumber processing company best known for its YellaWood brand pressure-treated pine, announced a $5.9 million expansion of its Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana facility’s remanufacturing division with the installation of four new production lines. The additional equipment will increase the facility’s production capacity and allow for the manufacturing of components used in the oil field and for storm relief and mitigation.

Architectural Products

Pella Corporation acquires Win-Dor

Pella Corporation, a leading window and door manufacturer and designer, has acquired Win-Dor, LLC, a vinyl window and door manufacturer located near Brea, California.  “Having served the market for more than 30 years, the Win-Dor team has a deep understanding of customer needs, possesses a skilled workforce and capacity for continued growth, and embraces a culture of caring, quality and excellence similar to Pella’s,” said Tim Yaggi, president and CEO, Pella Corporation. 

Woodworking Industry News

Stora Enso plans to divest its consumer board production site and forestry operations in China

Stora Enso has initiated a sales process for a possible divestment of its consumer board production site in Beihai, China. The divestment would also include the Group’s forestry operations in the surrounding region, which supply raw materials to the Beihai site. The sales process supports Stora Enso’s strategy to focus on long-term profitable growth within the areas of renewable packaging, building solutions, and biomaterials innovations


'Sandrew,' the cobot, increased throughput at Andrew Pearce Bowls

Vermont manufacturer of wooden tableware has successfully deployed a UR5e collaborative robot from Universal Robots to handle the finish sanding of cutting boards. The new robot colleague, named ‘Sandrew’ by the staff, has delivered a 40% increase in the production throughput, which resulted in the robot paying itself back in just two months.


Mastercam founder makes closets and improves the CAD/CAM product

Mark Summers is the founder of the CAD/CAM software well known to woodworkers and router programmers – Mastercam. He is also a closet maker who uses his woodworking talents to make closets for family and friends while making improvements to the CAD/CAM product.