More than 4.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week alone, the Department of Labor announced in a new report. That brings the total number of claims filed since the pandemic began to more than 26 million.
The owner of a small Iowa woodworking business says he took advantage of the state's closures, opting to shut down his shop voluntarily to upgrade and remodel.
MasterBrand Cabinets reopened its manufacturing plant in Talledega, Alabama April 23. The facility was closed for two weeks after three of its employees there tested positive for COVID-19.
Workers at the Ford Motor factory in Plymouth, Michigan have been wearing watches that buzz when they get too close to each other.
Here are the most recent closings and disruptions in wood products and related industry.
Residential furniture and casegoods manufacturer Ameriwood has permanently laid off 79 employees because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Retail flooring giant Lumber Liquidators will implement a series of changes to help it resist the COVID-19 pandemic, the company recently announced. Those changes include cutting costs, deferring payments, and working to temporarily expand its credit facility.
Custom cabinet manufacturer Wood-Mode has been allowed to fill the orders of customers in urgent need, owner Bill French told PennLive.
Recent events have changed our way of life and disrupted our way of work. In this, the second of two parts, Will Sampson, editor of FDMC and Woodworking Network, talks with furniture artist and woodworking educator Scott Grove about how shops can deal with the crisis.
By David Biggs
Lumber giant PotlatchDeltic will temporarily halt all production at one of its industrial plywood plants in Oregon because of COVID-19.