SAWCO closes, files for bankruptcy

  Southeastern Architectural Woodworks Co. (SAWCO), Tuscaloosa, AL, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on December 31. The commercial and residential architectural woodwork company, founded in 2001, employed 20.>>

Ello Furniture plant to be auctioned Ello Furniture Manufacturing Co. machinery and inventory will be auctioned beginning Jan. 19, including CNC routers, boring machines, panel saws, inventory and 100 lots of showroom display furniture at its 200,000-square-foot plant in Rockford, IL. Ello Furniture ceased operations in October.>>

St. Martin Cabinetry opens U.S. plant St. Martin Cabinetry America will open a cabinetry assembly plant in Cressona, PA. using U.S. maple exported and machined in China, St. Martin Cabinetry America will sell wood products under its own brand>>

Recent fires struck several wood production sites:

Fire destroys Saunders Bros. plant. As it prepared to start up a furniture plant, a fire swept through the company's Fryeburg, ME, manufacturing mill.>>

CMA member's cabinet shop destroyed by fire A fire broke out of control at North Country Millworks, destroying the shop.>>

 Fire guts NJ prison wood shop No injuries were reported in a weekend fire that destroyed the carpenter shop at Bayside State Prison.>>

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