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Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).
Pottery Barn is planning an expansion of the Hold Everything collection to address closet organization. The new Hold Everything Essential Closet collection is a customizable, modular closet system that is GreenGaurd Gold certified and contract grade.
Express Kitchens expands into New York/New Jersey market with multiple acquisitions
Express Kitchens, a manufacturer and distributor of kitchen cabinets in Connecticut and Massachusetts, has expanded its reach in the New York/New Jersey market by acquiring Direct Cabinet Sales, formerly owned by a private equity firm. This acquisition will include two additional companies: Golden Reiss Kitchens of Brooklyn NY and Seifer Kitchens of New Jersey.
B.C. wood products firm fined nearly $90,000 for ‘high-risk’ safety violations
Woodtone Industries Inc. was fined nearly $90,000 for repeated instances of a 'high risk' safety violation.
Kimball International see 2Q sales gains of 21%
Kimball International, Inc. realized strong growth in sales and operating profits for the second quarter ended December 31, 2022.
Victory Lumber restarts as Camden Timbers sawmill
Astara Capital Partners opened the Camden Timbers sawmill in February. The company expects the sawmill to produce more than 50 million board feet of timber and dimensional lumber through its sawmill, kiln, and planer operations.
Regent Cabinet Solutions leases 100,000 sq. ft. facility in Maryland
Regent Cabinet Solutions, a manufacturer of high-end cabinet and countertop solutions, is expanding its footprint in Cecil County, Maryland. The company is leasing a new facility that will combine manufacturing and operational logistics, utilizing approximately 100,000 square feet of space and creating up to 25 new jobs in the community.
Huber drops plans for $440 million OSB plant after court ruling
In June of 2021, Huber Engineered Woods announced that it planned to build a $439 million OSB plant in Cohasset, Minn. But, after nearly two years of planning, negotiations, and court appearances, the company has decided to seek another location for its sixth manufacturing facility.
Drexel Building Supply acquires door manufacturer
KEWASKUM, Wis. -- Drexel Building Supply is expanding its footprint to Kewaskum, WI after the recent announcement of its acquisition of McMahon & Co, a custom door manufacturer. Located 6 miles from Drexel’s Headquarters, the facility will continue to manufacture quality products customers have come to expect out of McMahon & Co.
Cabinet sales end the year strong
According to the KCMA's monthly Trend of Business Survey, participating cabinet manufacturers reported an increase in overall cabinet sales of 9.7% for December 2022 compared to the same month in 2021.
Marge Carson resumes manufacturing
CLARENDON HILLS, Ill. -- Janet Linly, the new owner and chief executive of furniture brand Marge Carson, announced that the company has resumed production and is taking orders under the new name of Marge Carson Global, Inc. Operating from a 68,000-square-foot production facility in Tijuana, Mexico, the company has re-hired many seasoned Marge Carson craftsmen to manufacture and service its luxury brand, Linly said.