Walnut lumber transport banned by PennsylvaniaWalnut lumber ban, Lowe's layoffs top storiesAug 14, 2011 Pennsylvania says it has quarantined the movement of walnut lumber into
and within the state after detecting Thousand Cankers Disease for the
first time, in a tree in Plumbstead Township, in Bucks County.
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Lowe's lays off 650, closes 7 storesWalnut lumber ban, Lowe's layoffs top stories

Aug 16, 2011 Lowe's
closes seven stores, laying off 650, as sales flatten. Consumer
uncertainty drives repairs rather than remodeling and improvement
projects, according to Lowe's CEO. But Home Depot reports improved sales and has a more upbeat outlook. 
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U.S. furniture factories reviving Walnut lumber ban, Lowe's layoffs top stories

Aug 16, 2011  
start-ups are appearing in the Southeast. Kith Furniture is producing
bedroom sets in a factory adjacent to Door Component in Haleyville, AL;
and $3.5 million in grants are aimed a North Carolina furniture
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Bush splits furnishings unit in two

Aug 11, 2011 
Bush Industries, Inc., a maker of case goods and ready-to-assemble
furniture for office and home, says it has completed the final phase of
separating into two operating divisions: Bush Furniture, for
retail and online sales, and bbf, for the commercial market segments. 
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Norcraft cabinetry sales up, profits fall
Walnut lumber ban, Lowe's layoffs top stories
08/14/2011 Cabinetry manufacturer Norcraft reported second quarter net income
declined almost 60 percent, to $1.6 million, down from $3.9 a year ago.
The drop came despite a net sales increase of $0.9 million, or 1.3%, to
$75.0 million

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