Lumber Prices Surge, Saw Mills Expansion In Most Viewed Stories
November 14, 2013 | 1:19 am CST

Lumber Prices Surge, Saw Mills Expansion In Most Viewed Stories  Chinese lumber buyers swarmed through sawmills and lumberyards trying, in vain, to lock in prices. Highly coveted American hardwoods are in demand around the world, report analysts at Hardwood Review.

As a result, U.S. sawmills are tooling up, with Associated Hardwoods the latest to grow sawmill capacity to fill demand. Through a specialized federal tax credit program, Associated Hardwoods will open a sawmill in Gaffney, SC. The new markets Tax Credit program supports development of manufacturing in rural areas. 

The upcoming machinery auctions at Cardell Cabinetry and at Furniture Brands, were also among most viewed wood industry reports. 

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Lumber Prices Surge as Sawmills Run Short

 By Andy Johnson | Posted: November 7, 2013 - 4:50 PM  
Worldwide demand for North American hardwoods climbed faster than supply in October, causing lumber prices to surge. Chinese buyers in the U.S. to secure wood supplies find exporters unwilling to lock in prices.

Cedar Shingle Maker Cited for Fatal Machine Accident

 By Rich Christianson Posted: 11/13/2013 9:13AM
 White Cedar Shingles Inc. has been cited for nine safety violations following an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) into the May 21 death of a machine maintenance employee.

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New MDF Panel Uses Potato Starch Resin

By Karen Koenig | Posted: November 5, 2013 - 2:00 PM
Researchers in the UK have developed a biodegradable composite panel that uses resin made from the starch of potatoes and other natural sources.

A Custom Cabinet Shoppe

Cabinets Made Easy for A Custom Cabinet Shoppe

By Michaelle Bradford | Posted: November 6, 2013 - 1:18 PM
Finishing, build-outs and installations go faster with outsourced cabinet boxes for A Custom Cabinet Shoppe.

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Hilco Auctioning Cardell Cabinetry Machinery Dec. 9 

By Bill Esler | Posted: November 11, 2013 - 10:47 PM
Hilco Industrial will auction panel saws, laminating and coating lines, curing alleys and $20 million in inventory along with all machinery from Cardell Cabinetry's 900,000 sq.ft San Antonio, TX plant. It closed Sept. 8.

Autodesk to Acquire Delcam for $276 Million

 By Karen Koenig | Posted: November 8, 2013 - 9:45 AM
3D software firm Autodesk Inc. will acquire Delcam Plc for $276 million (£172.5 million). Delcam is a leading provider of CADCAM software to the woodworking and other industries, with products that include ArtCAM and PowerMILL.

Closet & Storage Concepts Acquires More Space Place Closet Chain

By Bill Esler Posted: 11/10/2013 7:25PM

Closet & Storage Concepts acquired More Space Place, Clearwater, FL, the largest national dealer of Murphy Beds

Norcraft Cabinetry Raising $92 Million on Stock Exchange

Bill Esler | Posted: 11/10/2013 10:21AM

Norcraft kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, manufacturer of Mid Continent Cabinetry, Norcraft Cabinetry, UltraCraft, StarMark Cabinetry and Fieldstone Cabinetry, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Nov. 6, 2013 at $16 a share

Houzz, Chilliwack Kitchen & Bath Designers Starline Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinetry Faces Generation Style Gap

 By Bill Esler | Posted: October 15, 2013 - 9:54 PM 
Kitchen cabinetmakers are facing a generation gap, with younger consumers opting for European and transitional styles, while older buyers lean toward transition and traditional cabinetry, says a new Houzz study. 

Illegal Russian Hardwood Logging Chuck Ray Blog

Timber Theft: Un-noticed; Serious Illegal Drain of Forests

 By Chuck Ray | Posted: November 9, 2013 - 5:55 PM 
The investigator in this video makes a good point...that once timber is sawn, it is nearly impossible to tell legal from illegal timber.

Remodeler Nabbed for Workman's Comp Fraud

 By Bill Esler | Posted: October 29, 2013 - 8:34 PM 
The owner of Cost Bella Builders, a cabinetry, remodeling and construction firm, was convicted of committing workers' compensation insurance premium fraud, says Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner. 

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