OSHA said the February inspection was done as a follow-up and also the result of a complaint. Cardell had been cited in 2012 for combustible dust and other safey and health violations.
Cardell Cabinetry will pay more than a quarter million dollar OSHA fine. The semi-custom cabinet company faces the penalty for 29 violations at the San Antonio, TX, facility.
OSHA said the February inspection was done as a follow-up and also the result of a complaint. Cardell had been cited in 2012 for combustible dust and other safety and health violations. Combustible dust is often linked to OSHA violations regarding workplace safety, since rules governing combustible dust controls aren't fully formalized.
Also this week, Furniture Brands International weighed Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The owner of storied lines Lane, Broyhill and Thomasville even had to write down the value of those tradenames by $10 million.
Here are the wood industry's most viewed reports this week.
|Cardell Cabinetry Cited for 29 ComDust, OSHA Violations
By Karen Koenig | Posted: August 16, 2013 - 10:40 AM
Cardell Cabinetry LLC has been cited for combustible dust and other safety and health violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The cabinet company faces fines of $267,434
| Furniture Brands Weighs Chapter 11 as Shareholders Sue
By Bill Esler | Posted: August 20, 2013 - 11:14 AM
Furniture Brands equity in storied lines - including Thomasville, Drexel, Lane and Broyhill brands - may not preserve the business, which lost $59 million in the first half of 2013. Furniture Brands is looking at restructuring options.
| Burning Lumber as a Finishing Technique
By Bill Esler | Posted: August 8, 2013 - 1:32 PM
Finishing lumber with fire to preserve it and give it unique style - Shou Sugi Ban could be a coming design trend. A video shows how it's made.
| Louisville Slugger Bat Maker Gets $40 Million Cash Infusion
By Karen Koenig | Posted: August 20, 2013 - 9:11 AM
Wells Fargo steps up to the plate with a $40 million credit line for slumping Hillerich & Bradsby, maker of the Louisville Slugger bat and other baseball related products.
| TigerStop's Angle on Compound Cutting
By Bill Esler | Posted: August 13, 2013 - 9:08 AM
Calculating cut angles and projecting the blade path with lasers, TigerStop's TigerAngle is a high-tech take on compound crosscuts.
|Cabinet Refacing: Business Opportunity?
By Wade Vonasek | Posted: August 14, 2013 - 9:04 AM
For clients seeking an alternative to kitchen cabinet replacement, cabinet refacing gets you in the door and on the job.
June Kitchen Cabinet Sales Up 16.2%: KCMA
By Bill Esler | Posted: August 8, 2013 - 1:11 PM
Kitchen cabinetry and bathroom vanity sales rose 16.2% in June, reports the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, reflecting an overall rise in new home construction and gains in home remodeling.
| Colony Cabinets Expands as Healthcare Work Grows
By Bill Esler | Posted: August 20, 2013 - 1:35 PM
Colony Cabinets, Inc. is nearing completion on a new warehouse, part of a $1.3 million capital expansion program.
|Superglue Leads Woodworker Online Comments
Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: August 9, 2013 - 9:59 AM
Online readers posed questions on Bioformix Nexabond high viscosity, water-free adhesive for wood products with answers provided by the manufacturer’s CEO Adam Malofsky.
| Steinway Musical Instruments Agrees to New Buyout by Paulson
By Karen Koenig | Posted: August 14, 2013 - 9:50 AM
Steinway Musical Instruments gets a better offer from investment firm Paulson & Co., a month after agreeing to be acquired by Kohlberg. The new transaction with Paulson is valued at approximately $512 million.
| JET Sponsors Public Woodshop in Nashville
By Bill Esler | Posted: August 14, 2013 - 3:20 PM
JET equipped an 1,100 sq.ft. woodshop at Fort Houston creative center in Nashville, a public access workshop for custom furniture makers, artisans and enthusiasts.
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