Vietnam replaces China as top foreign supplier in veneer and plywood market

According to a new report from IndexBox,, the hardwood veneer and plywood market in the U.S. stood at $4.9 billion in 2019, which was  9.1 percent less than the year before. This figure reflects the total revenue of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, taxes, and tariffs, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the last five years, it increased gradually, driven by rising construction.

It’s a grand old flag, made of walnut, makore and sycamore

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The creator of a special flag made a journey from France to New York and ultimately to California. Francois Langin of Langin Designs, Santa Ana, California, said that his journey helped him recognized what made America special. “This year I felt compelled to honor America by creating a work of art that reflects my love, respect, admiration and gratefulness for all the blessings that this country has provided to me,” he said.