Combustible dust and OSHA compliance formed a recurring theme of the wood industry's top news, while the continued restructuring of cabinetry and furniture operations, and suppliers to the industry, fueled reader interest. Large wood structures in Seville, Spain and and Elkhart, IN also drew lots of attention.

Among the top news stories this week:


Wood Week: Scanwood liquidates; Millwork firm enters U.S.

IKEA supplier Scanwood to liquidate assets
Scanwood Canada Ltd.,  a ready-to-assemble furniture manufacturer for
IKEA, shut down operations and is making arrangements to
liquidate its assets, including
woodworking machinery and inventories in its Dartmouth, Nova Scotia plant .




Wood Week: Scanwood liquidates; Millwork firm enters U.S.

3B Inc. sells all its cabinetry door factory machinery
A highly
automated cabinet door and wood components factory is for sale, with
some of the equipment just a few years old. 3B Inc. boasted a
state-of-the-art wood materials handling and machining operation when it opened in 2005.





Wood Week: Scanwood liquidates; Millwork firm enters U.S.

Canadian millwork enters U.S. to win Federal contract
Kingswood Millwork, a Wainfleet, Ontario company,
has opened a U.S.
operation in Buffalo. The custom wood door and window firm invested
$350,000 in equipment and hired six for a 400-window restoration project on the historic Corbin Building in New York
City.






Wood Week: Scanwood liquidates; Millwork firm enters U.S.

Cabinet maker cited for combustible dust violation

Huntsville
(AL) American Cabinets Inc., a company that prides itself of quality and
craftsmanship, was cited for combustible dust and 20 other safety and
health violations by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


A wood canopy of six giant  "parasols" has been erected in Seville, Spain. Designed by Berlin architect J. Mayer H., and built of 3,400 wooden parts, it is over 90 feet tall and almost 500 feet long.
      Speaking of big wood structures, the world largest pegged wood building is for sale.


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