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Karen Koenig
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Karen M. Koenig has more than 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As editor of special publications under the Woodworking Network brand, including the Red Book Best Practices resource guide and website, Karen’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating of editorial content. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media. She can be reached at [email protected]

Kraftmaid, Merillat group Cabinetworks to be acquired by Platinum Equity

LOS ANGELES – Platinum Equity announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Cabinetworks Group from American Industrial Partners, GIC and other equity holders. Terms of the acquisition, announced April 5, were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.

NewStar Adhesives relocates to new Georgia plant

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – NewStar Adhesives has moved to a new manufacturing facility located in Cartersville, Georgia. The 30,000-square-foot facility includes state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities for its line of specialty adhesives. The company said the new plant is capable of producing high-quality industrial grade adhesives in a wide range of sizes from aerosol spray cans to 300-pound pressurized canisters, and from 1-gallon cans to 55-gallon drums.