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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

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.

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.

November cabinet sales up 8.3%

RESTON, Va. - Cabinet sales rose 8.3% in November 2020 compared to the previous year's figures, marking another month of year-over-year growth for the industry. According to participating members in the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association's monthly Trend of Business Survey, custom sales were up 3.8%, semi-custom rose 6.3% and stock sales increased 10.6% compared to the same period in 2019.