Masco Cabinetry KraftMaid planned a price increase based on tariff hikes expected for plywood imported from China. Instead, the International Trade Commission ruled that China didn't dump plywood - the most viewed report this week.
Forty years ago this past April I got a job running a panel saw for Armstrong Cabinets in Ottawa, Kansas. While I was there, I mastered every cabinetmaking task on the shop floor and every business task in the office.
The Federal shutdown is taking a toll on secondary wood manufacturing and primary lumber and timber businesses, affecting lumber exports, SBA business loans, and activities at Commerce Department, USDA, EPA, and OSHA.
Harden Furniture and other U.S. residential furniture manufacturers are owed tens of millions of dollars in antidumping fees that the federal government has failed to collect from Chinese wooden bedroom furniture manufacturers in recent years, claims U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY).