Most Viewed: Tablesaw Rules, Knoll Profits Skyrocket;
Ribeau Custom Cabinets to be auctioned

Most Viewed: Tablesaw Rules, Knoll Profits Skyrocket; Table saw safety rules moved closer this week as the Consumer Products Safety Commission signaled it is moving ahead on the controversial regulations. The closely-watched CPSC deliberation could result in rules requiring electronic saw braking devices, and outcome that will  affect both professional and hobbyist markets.

Furniture manufacturer Knoll had an earnings report that showed the firm is ever more productive, and profitable. Profits skyrocketed 30.9 percent on an 18.5 percent sales rise.

Ribeau Custom Cabinets auction in Germantown, WI saw one of the larger residential custom woodworking operations succumb to the long-term business drought in the housing market.

These stories were among the most viewed wood industry reports this week.

CPSC Table saw safety

CPSC Votes to Develop Table Saw Safety Rule

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 10/18/2011 2:34:00 PM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) controversial pursuit of a new table saw safety rule is gaining momentum.
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Ribeau Custom Cabinets to be auctioned

By Bill Esler | Updated: 10/16/2011 6:58:00 AM
Ribeau Custom Cabinets was auctioned Oct 19. The privately held cabinetry firm, launched by Len Ribeau, was extensively automated over the years.
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 Olon profile wrapped mouldings

Olon to Expand Profile-Wrapped Moulding Output

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 10/17/2011 9:10:00 AM
JEFFERSONVILLE, IN -- Olon Industries Inc. announced plans to expand and move its profile wrapped wood components operations to a 100,000-square-foot facility in Jeffersonville.
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Knoll Profits Skyrocket 30.9 Percent

By Bill Esler | Updated: 10/19/2011 10:28:00 AM
Business furnishings firm Knoll sales rose 18.5% third quarter; to Receive the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award tomorrow in New York City
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Global Sticks Inc. Moves Wood Factory From China

By Bill Esler | Updated: 10/17/2011 4:40:00 PM
Global Sticks Inc., a wood products manufacturer specializing in white birch items such as paint stirrers, tongue depressors and ice cream confection sticks, has opened a plant in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
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Manufactured home factory plant to open in California

By Bill Esler | Updated: 10/13/2011 11:17:00 PM
Video shows Blu Homes manufactured housing firm installations. Blu Homes will open a 250,000 square foot manufacturing facility on Mare Island, Vallejo, California.
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Also among the week's most viewed stories:

Wood beer tap firm hiring for U.S. manufactury
Albany Industries opens 335-employee furniture plant
IKEA Swedwood supplier, reviving U.S. wood factories tops news
Canadian housing starts climb 7.3% in September
Former Mill's Pride Owner Making Cabinets in UK
Drew Furniture Flooring Reclaimed by Pioneer Millworks
Enter the 19th Annual Design Portolio Awards
Stella-Jones acquires pressure treated wood manufacturer

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