Get business advice, compliance information and consumer insights for production and custom woodworking operations.

Danzer sells Bradford sawmill to Lyme/Rossi

Hardwood specialist Danzer has sold its Bradford, Pennsylvania sawmill to a joint venture between hardwood producer Rossi Group and timberland investment firm Lyme Timber Co. The new owners say they plan to add at least 20 jobs to the existing 85 at the facility.

Women in woodworking: 3 startup success stories

Sadie Mae John, Anika Gandhi, and April Wilkerson all started with a need, found the solutions in themselves, and since then have continued sharing their woodworking journeys to enable others.
By Hannah Robinson

Furniture maker EJ Victor announces executive changes

MORGANTON, N.C. – Luxury furniture manufacturer EJ Victor announced a number of changes at its executive level. Effective immediately, current CFO David Bennett takes over the privately held company as president and CEO. John H. Jokinen, current director of Sales, will also take on the role of senior vice president of the Morganton, North Carolina-based company. John V. Jokinen, co-founder, president, and CEO, will move to the role of Board chairman and the newly created position of Chief Creative Officer.

Residential furniture orders see 27% rise in December, up 15% for 2020

New orders for residential furniture continued to rise in December, up 27% compared to 2019. This continues the streak of year-over-year double-digit increases since June 2020, as reported by Smith Leonard in the latest issue of Furniture Insights. The increase in new orders was reported by about 84% of the residential furniture manufacturers and distributors participating in the monthly survey.