Tebow and Colorado cabinetmaking and it's easy to account for how this became the most-viewed story. American Cabinet & Flooring offered Colorado residents a chance to win a set of Dynasty by Omega kitchen cabinets by sending in their best Tim Tebow impersonation.

Also topping the news: MACT boiler rules that affect wood manufacturers co-generating and kiln; table saw safety rule making; and a panel manufacturing start-up working with straw as a raw material. End product applications will include cabinetry, furniture and closets.

Tim Tebow

Colorado Residents Can Tebow for Cabinets
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 01/11/2012 12:31:00 PM
American Cabinet & Flooring Inc. is asking Colorado residents to send in their best Tim Tebow impersonation for a chance to win a set of Dynasty by Omega kitchen cabinets, valued at $40,000. Read more

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Gunman Kills 3 at NC Lumber, Pallet Company
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 01/15/2012 11:17:00 AM
A disgruntled employee brandished a gun at Star, NC-based McBride Lumber early Jan. 13, killing three people and critically wounding another before turning the gun on himself. Read more


Court Vacates Stay on EPA Boiler MACT Rule
By Karen Koenig | Updated: 01/10/2012 4:00:00 PM
The U.S. District Court has vacated the “Delay Notice” of the proposed Boiler MACT Rules. In announcing the decision against the Environmental Protection Agency, Judge Paul Friedman gave his opinion that the Delay Notice was "arbitrary and capricious." Read more

 CPSC Table saw safety

Table Saw Users: Time to Make Your Voices Heard
By Susan Young | Updated: 01/16/2012 11:30:00 AM
If you have been frustrated by SawStop’s attempts to convince the U.S. government to impose a mandatory performance standard for all table saws, now is the time to make your voices heard! Read more

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Weather Shield to Close Window and Door Plant
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 01/18/2012 12:24:00 PM
MOSINEE, WI -- Weather Shield's factory dedicated to vinyl windowand door production will permanently close by Aug. 31, putting more than 500 people out of work. Read more

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G-P Pulls Closed Particleboard Mill Off Market
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 01/15/2012 9:09:00 PM
GAYLORD, MI -- Georgia-Pacific Corp. has given up on trying to sell its particleboard plant in Gaylord that the company closed in 2006, putting more than 200 people out of work. Read more

 Lumber pricing and sales

Hardwood Lumber Weekly Pricing Report
By Andy Johnson | Updated: 01/12/2012 11:42:00 AM
Domestic lumber sales remained slow, as buyers were reluctant to build inventories. Exports to the Far East were somewhat stronger, however, as Chinese buyers placed more orders. Read more

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Oak Barrels (and Bourbon): An Export Success
By Bill Esler | Updated: 01/11/2012 9:48:00 AM
Wood barrel business benefits as craft brewing - beers, ciders, spirits - blossoms. Bourbon, aged in oak barrels by Congressional mandate, is also a Made in USA success story. Read more

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Garage Cabinet Sales Spike for Greenberg Casework

Updated: 01/15/2012 1:18:00 PM
Cabinetry manufacturer Greenberg Casework says its RedLine Garagegear unit saw a 30 percent increase in 2011 sales; it expects more growth in direct-to-consumer sales Read more

Agristrand Biocomposites

Start-up to Make Furniture Panels from Soy Straw
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 01/18/2012 2:52:00 PM
MANKATO, MN -- Agristrand Biocomposites LLC plans to manufacture soy straw panels at the former production facility of Phenix Biocomposites.
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Also highly read this week:

Millwork Firm Northeast BuWood products and millwork firm Northeast Building Systemsilding Systems Auctions Equipment 
By Bill Esler | Updated: 01/15/2012 7:48:00 PM
Wood panel, millwork and roof truss supplier Northeast Building Systems will auction equipment from its plants in Pennsylvania and Illinois.
Read more


Weaber Hardwood Lumber Acquired by Reliance
Updated: 01/13/2012 12:37:00 PM
Hardwood lumber supplier Weaber, Inc. has been acquired by Resilience Capital Partners. The investment firm acquired Taylor Lumber last year. Read more


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