EcoVet Furniture, which reclaims maple and oak wood planks from the bottom of semi-truck trailers for conversion into tables and chairs, says it will open a new site in Chicago. The company employees are all U.S. military veterans. A video tour of its palns was among the most viewed items at WoodworkingNetwork.com
EcoVet Furniture now plans to expand to Chicago, and then open in 22 cities over the next three years. Key in siting its plants is proximity to shipping transportaion hubs, assuring availability of its raw material: trailer beds. Sam's Club and Amazon sell the chairs, tables and bars at the online stores. Here are the wood industry's most viewed stories from the last week.
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|Ex-Furniture Brands' CNC Machines, Properties Auctioned
Posted by Wade Vonasek | Posted: 05/30/2014 12:52PM The auction is part of the wind-down and liquidation of the Furniture Brands' business after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late in 2013.
|Ogden Group Debuts New Wood Repair System
Posted: May 29, 2014 - 7:43 PM
Ogden Group is launching a new Wood Repair system, the DRS 300, that is designed to fill and repair knots and cracks in wood flooring. It is a semi-finalist in the IWF 2014 Challengers Award.
|Submerged Tropical Hardwoods To Be Harvested in Panama
By Alex Keown | Posted: May 28, 2014 - 8:56 AM
Hollund Industrial Marine, an underwater forest management company, says it found more than 20 marketable species of wood submerged in the Bayano Reservoir in Panama.
|Resolute Forest Sues Rainforest Alliance Over FSC Audit
By Rich Christianson | Posted: May 22, 2014 - 4:32 PM Resolute Forest Products has filed a lawsuit against the Rainforest Alliance over what RFP views as a "biased" and unfairly critical environmental audit of two of its operations in northern Ontario.
|Drexel Heritage Furniture Plant Set to Close
By Karen Koenig | Posted: June 3, 2014 - 11:30 AM Heritage Home Group is closing the Drexel Heritage plant in Morganton, NC, resulting in the layoff of 87 employees. The residential furniture plant is scheduled to close July 31.
|The Art of Firewood Stacking
By Chuck Ray | Posted: January 25, 2013 - 10:37 AM Feeling good about your own energy and stamina in splitting and piling all that wood for the winter. Well, don't get too impressed by your own firewood prowess until you consider these Herculean efforts.
|Ecovet Furniture Built from Sam's Club Trailer Beds
Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 05/30/2014 8:39AM
Ecovet Furniture reclaims wood planks from Sam's Club semi-trailers, converting them into tables and chairs. The company employees are all U.S. military veterans.
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|For Sale: $100 Million Modular Home Factory
By Bill Esler | Posted: May 22, 2014 - 8:46 PM
A modular home manufacturing company with three plants totaling 260,000 square feet and potentially $100 million in annual sales is discreetly advertised for sale in anonymous classified ads.
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