Woodworking Industry News

Hood to shutter mill

Hood Industries filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notifications on Sept. 7 that affected 105 workers at its Metcalfe, Georgia mill. Hood Industries’ company president, Jay Galloway, said the closure was the result of the "current volatile economy and its impact on the lumber market along with raw material and labor challenges." The workers will permanently laid off with a “first date of separation” being Nov. 10, 2023.

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LP establishes scholarships to increase diversity in manufacturing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — LP Building Solutions (LP) has established college scholarships to attract greater diversity into the manufacturing industry and foster a more inclusive and representative workforce. LP partnered with SHPE: Leading Hispanics in STEM (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) and the National Society of Black Engineers to establish the scholarships for 2023–2024 academic year.