Woodworking Industry News

Dust Safety: What damage can it do?

Exposure to wood dust has been associated with health issues due to the natural chemicals in the wood, or substances in the wood such as bacteria, molds, or fungi, according to the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety. Wood dust is considered carcinogenic to humans according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). IARC states that wood dust causes cancer of the nasal cavity (nose area) and paranasal sinuses (spaces in and around the nasal cavity) and the nasopharynx (upper part of the throat, behind the nose).

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AHF Products to purchase Armstrong Flooring assets

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Armstrong Flooring Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative flooring solutions, has entered into a binding Asset Purchase Agreement with a consortium of buyers consisting of AHF, LLC and Gordon Brothers. The acquisition will include substantially all Armstrong Flooring Inc.’s North American assets for $107 million in cash and an assumption of specified assumed liabilities. The binding agreement was the culmination of the Company’s Chapter 11 auction process for its North American assets.

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Viewrail to acquire Simmons Stairways

GOSHEN, Ind. - Viewrail, makers of stairs and railings, has agreed to acquire Simmons Stairways Inc. in California. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Simmons Stairways, which has been in business for more than 30 years, specializes in custom curved hardwood stairs and handrails.