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Senate Passes STURDY Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate passed an amended version of the STURDY Act by unanimous consent on Thursday, bringing a mandatory furniture stability standard within one final vote of becoming law. The Senate version of STURDY (S. 3232) – the Stop Tip-overs of Unstable, Risky Dressers on Youth Act – was modified from the original version passed by the House in June 2021. Therefore, the legislation must go back to the House one more time for a final vote.

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Meet the 2022 Wood Industry Market Leaders

The 2022 Wood Industry Market Leaders are (in alphabetical order): Lisa Carlquist, president, Artisan Custom Closets; Kelly Dame, president & CEO, Woodgrain; Daniel Drapeau, president & CEO, Miralis; Scott Prillaman, senior vice president-U.S. Operations, Hooker Furnishings; and Kelly Victor-Burke, owner/CEO, Burke Architectural Millwork.

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Taylor debuts guitars with urban sourced eucalyptus wood

EL CAJON, Calif. — Taylor Guitars has announced new guitars made with urban sourced eucalyptus wood that the company calls Urban Ironbark. Featured in the company's redesigned 500 Series instruments, Urban Ironbark, is a brand-new tonewood that debuts as the back and sides of its 514ce and 512ce models. The tonewood is a first for the guitar-making industry and joins Urban Ash as the second tonewood in Taylor's product line to come from Taylor's urban sourcing initiative in collaboration with West Coast Arborists, Inc. (WCA).