Wood Week: Yorktowne Cabinetry closing, OSHA wood fines

Yorktowne Cabinetry is closing the Red Lion, PA plant. OSHA moved this week to fine wood firms, charging Trautschold Millwork with amputation risks; heads rolled at Kid Brands' LaJobi unit over China wood furniture import duty payments; and Pepsi barked back with a plastic bottle using pine bark.

Other top stories: Jonas Geiger (ex-Geiger Intl. of Hermann Miller) buys Furniture by Dovetail; and NASA lauds a $2,800 star-studded walnut wood table as the best of breed among Etsy furniture crafters.

Yorktowne Cabinetry closing Red Lion plant

Yorktowne Cabinetry will close up shop at its Red Lion plant, relocating manufacturing to the Ringgold, VA operation of parent Elkay Manufacturing. Despite years of effort, the two-story wood manufacturing plant couldn't be upgraded to meet production and environmental goals.

Wood Week: Yorktowne Cabinetry closing, OSHA wood fines

Texas millwork company cited for amputation hazards

Trautschold Millwork Ltd., has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 22 serious violations for allegedly exposing woodworkers to potential amputations at its a high-end architectural woodwork firm manufacturing plant.

  A Denver wood pallet recycler also found OSHA knocking.

Former Geiger International exec Jonas Geiger buys majority interest in Furniture by Dovetail; founder Rob Loring stays on as founding  partner/sales VP. Geiger's family wood furnishings and casegoods business is now part of Herman Miller


Wood Week: Yorktowne Cabinetry closing, OSHA wood fines

China wood products import scandal rocks Kid Brands
Kid Brands fires president of LaJobi children's wood furniture subsidiary after finding incorrect import duties were applied on wooden furniture imported from vendors in China, resulting in a violation of anti-dumping regulations for wood bedroom furniture.

Wood Week: Yorktowne Cabinetry closing, OSHA wood fines
Pepsi barks back
PepsiCo uses bark of a popular wood — pine— in 100% renewably-resourced PET plastic bottle. By going with the 100 percent mix of wood park and other plant matter, PepsiCo outdoes Coca-Cola, which is winning on the cola retail wars. The pine-bark bottle will arrive next year>>

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