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Karen Koenig

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]

DOC determines China dumped wood mouldings & millwork

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of wood mouldings and millwork products from China, as well as the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of wood mouldings and millwork products from China. Commerce also announced a negative final determination in the AD investigation of wood mouldings and millwork products from Brazil.

American Home Furnishings HOF ceremony slated for June

HIGH POINT, N.C.— The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation's  Class of 2020 Induction Celebration will take place on June 6, during the Spring High Point Market. The June 6 event will be held at the Sheraton Greensboro Four Seasons. The ceremony, traditionally held during the October High Point Market, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hymmen & 14F enter digital printing patent partnership

HAMONT, Belgium and  BIELFELD, Germany – I4F announced that it has entered into a patent partnership with Hymmen GmbH, giving 14F exclusive licensing rights for all of Hymmen’s digital printing patents and technologies for flooring production, including Hymmen’s award-winning Digital Lacquer Embossing (DLE) technology. In addition to Hymmen, I4F’s digital printing portfolio also includes technologies from Classen, Kronospan and Benchwick.

Boise Cascade opens second door facility in Texas

BOISE, Idaho - Boise Cascade has announced it will open a new door production facility in the Houston, Texas, market. The 160,000-square-foot facility will be used for the assembly of Therma-Tru exterior doors and offer PrismaGuard premium stain and paint finishing options, along with Therma-Tru Composite Frames featuring Tru-Guard™ Composite Technology. It will also offer Simpson wood entry and interior pre-hung door units.  Production at the facility is expected to start in the third quarter of 2021.

Superior Cabinets acquires R.D. Henry & Co.

The Wichita, Kansas-based R.D. Henry & Co. will continue to operate as a separate entity, as a subsidiary of Superior Cabinets. One of Western Canada's leading kitchen cabinet manufacturers, Superior Cabinets is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

La-Z-Boy appoints Sundy chief commercial officer

MONROE, Mich.— La-Z-Boy Inc. has appointed Robert Sundy as senior vice president and chief commercial officer, effective Jan. 27. Sundy will be responsible for all facets of sales, merchandising and marketing for the La-Z-Boy branded business in North America, and will report to Kurt Darrow, La-Z-Boy Inc. chairman, president and CEO.