Two separate reports of safety violations lodged by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration against a pair of wood products companies were among the most viewed stories on Woodworking Network between July 29 and August 3. A Toronto investment firm's plans to purchase a majority share of window and door giant JELD-Wen and a Georgia-based start ups entry into the manufacture and export of wood chopsticks also garnered a lot of attention.

Here's a recap of the past week's top stories.

Wood Week: OSHA cites wood firms; Jeld-Wen stock deal; Chopsticks made in the USAWood firm hit with 13 willful violations 
POUND, WI -- Northeastern Wisconsin Wood Products received 18 alleged health and safety citations, including 13 willful violations from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Posted Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Wood Week: OSHA cites wood firms; Jeld-Wen stock deal; Chopsticks made in the USAHuge JELD-WEN investor shift in the works
TORONTO -- Onex Corp., will buy a majority stake in Klamath Falls, OR-based residential window and door manufacturer JELD-WEN, increasing its investment to $864 million or 58 percent ownership. Posted Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Wood Week: OSHA cites wood firms; Jeld-Wen stock deal; Chopsticks made in the USAU.S. Wood chopsticks head to China
AMERICUS, GA -- A shortage of lumber drives China to buy millions of wood chopsticks manufactured by an Americus, GA start-up. Posted Sunday, July 31, 2011



Wood Week: OSHA cites wood firms; Jeld-Wen stock deal; Chopsticks made in the USAFixtureOne slapped with 44 OSHA violations
PHILADELPHIA – FixtureOne, a manufacturer of wood and metal fixtures and displays for retail, commercial, museum and other customers, was written up for 44 workplace violations by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Posted Monday, August 1, 2011


Wood Week: OSHA cites wood firms; Jeld-Wen stock deal; Chopsticks made in the USALead rules for juvenile furniture eased by Congress
WASHINGTON -- Juvenile furniture lead standards were eased under legislation passed Monday by the House and approved unanimously by the Senate Tuesday. Posted Wednesday, August 3, 2011


More Top Woodworking Network Headlines

Sierra Pine, Nobel in green MDF panel deal
Posted Sunday, July 31, 2011

Heartwood opens shop on Amazon.com
Posted Monday, August 1, 2011

Acimall threatens actions against disloyal members
Posted Tuesday, August 2, 2011

USDA mulls Lacey Act changes
Posted Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cabinet Makers Assn. rolls out certification progam
Posted Saturday, July 30, 2011

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