Woodworking Industry News

Reduced tariffs draws applause

Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders, applauded the Commerce Department’s third preliminary finding to reduce tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports into the U.S. from 17.99 percent to 11.64 percent.

Woodworking Industry News

Fire damage to Canadian shop estimated at more than $600,000

SCOTLAND, Ont., -- A Dec. 20 fire to a woodworking shop caused more than $600,000 in damages, according to the Brantford Expositor newspaper.  Geoff Hayman, fire chief of the Brant County fire department, said portions of the building were on fire when they arrived and they were on scene for about six hours. There is heavy damage to the structure, which contained industrial machinery and material. There were no injuries reported.