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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.

Market Leaders

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.

Market Leaders

Meet the Elite: Compendium of Wood Industry Market Leaders

Since 2009, Woodworking Network has paid tribute to market leaders in the wood products industry that have made an impact — not only at their own companies, but also on the industry as a whole. Represented are persons from all segments of the secondary woodworking industry, including: residential furniture, contract/office furniture, cabinets, closets/home storage, store fixture, architectural woodwork, window and door, and wood components.