The week's healthy wood industry market news included Jackson Furniture's two new  factories, a Chinese Ikea furniture supplier's $2.1 million Virginia plant, and next week's reopening of Lucent Window & Door, which revives a 200,000 square foot plant in St. Louis, where shipping begins  December 9.

This wood industry recovery trend and dozens more are described in the 2014 Wood Industry Almanac, also among the week's most viewed reports. Here are the week's most view reports:

 5 Major Wood Factories Open, Setting a Weekly RecordChinese Ikea Supplier Opening $2.1 Million Virginia Plant
Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 11/26/2013 10:00AM

Chinese furniture maker and IKEA supplier Liaoyang Ningfeng Woodenware Co. Ltd. will invest $2.1 million to establish its first U.S. subsidiary, New Ridge LLC, in Smyth County, VA.The venture will create 125 jobs in the area.

Conestoga Wood To Get Supreme Court Healthcare Hearing
By Bill Esler Posted: 11/26/2013 3:47PM
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to Conestoga Wood Specialties' request for a review of Obamacare requirements. A lower court ruling requires the wood components business to insure birth control. The Mennonite owners say it violates their religious convictions.

Carved Walnut Guitar Features Mermaid Motif
Posted Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 11/26/2013 9:20AM

This carved walnut electronic guitar, designed and crafted by sculptor William Jeffrey Jones, features a mermaid motif. he guitar front is a single piece of wood and the back is bookmatched.
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Jackson Furniture Opens Two Plants, Adds 250 Jobs
Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 11/26/2013 11:00AM

Jackson Furniture is investing $2 million to open two furniture plants in Mississippi, a move that will create 250 jobs over three years.
 Lumber Price Hikes Take a Breather in Seasonal Slowdown
By Andy Johnson Posted: 12/02/2013 10:52AM

Lumber prices are taking a break from their overheated pace, as home construction slows. But strong exports could mean hardwood prices rise more slowly rather than fall.
Woodchuck Case Cyber-sells Tablet Cases at Target, BestBuy Bill Esler | Posted: 11/30/2013 1:36PM
Woodchuck Case, selling its real wood covers for smartphones, tablets, laptops and Beats by Dre headphones through outlets like BestBuy and Target, launched cherry wood and wool felt Traveler Series in time for Cyber Monday.
 Bringing Custom Woodwork Home for the Holidays
 Wood Industry Almanac 2014 Now Online
 How To Get Millwork Manufacturing On a Good Path

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