ARAUCO, headquartered in Santiago, Chile and Flakeboard Company Limited announce that they have finalized the sale agreement for all outstanding Flakeboard shares to ARAUCO. Following this purchase ARAUCO will combine its Particleboard and MDF plant in Moncure...
Like many solidly entrenched manufacturers of capital, commercial, and consumer goods, the first decade of the 21st Century was not kind to the office furniture industry. After hitting its peak in year 2000 of $13.3 Billion in shipments of USA made offi ce furniture, supplemented by $1.6 Billion in imports for a total of $14.9 Billion in consumption, sales and production fell for the next three years until it bottomed out in April 2004 after plummeting 32% to $10.1 Billion in consumption by the end of 2003.
A who’s who in the surfacing industry celebrated in style at the June 21st inauguration of Schattdecor’s spectacular décor print facility in St. Louis. Industry veteran and managing director Tom Drazen pioneered the North American market for 15 years building a base of business worthy of a dedicated facility.
Significantly higher international participation was the hallmark of LIGNA HANNOVER 2011. “The LIGNA slogan ‘Making more out of wood: innovative, efficient, trendsetting’ proved persuasive for visitors and exhibitors alike.
Education is crucial in any technical field, and so is experience. Yet in the traditional educational model it is increasingly rare to find technical curriculum that supports the trades and hands-on opportunities are very basic at best.
My heart was pounding as I drove up the mile-long, tree-lined driveway, rounded the bend and saw the house for the first time. We knew nothing about mid-century modern architecture, but we did know that this unique house and its location were amazing and just what we wanted when my husband, Scott, and I were searching for our first home.
The German based company KLEBCHEMIE has once again drastically advanced the patented HotCoating® technology. The flooring industry can now use this innovative technology and reach the highest abrasion class.
I enjoy getting feedback from readers. Following my recent column (May/June 2009…Let it Rain) I received some interesting responses about the future of the housing industry. Here are the perspectives of two industry leaders.
Founded in 1960, the Composite Panel Association (CPA) is dedicated to advancing the North American wood-based panel and decorative surfacing industries. CPA represents both industries on technical, regulatory, quality assurance and product acceptance issues.
The 50th bi-annual Interzum international trade fair drew around 47,000 visitors from more than 130 countries to the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany between May 16 and 19, 2009. Industry leaders from all over the world presented future-oriented solutions and concepts for a global furniture market. The 1,370 suppliers from 63 countries accounted for a 5% increase in occupied exhibition area. 70% of suppliers and 65% of visitors came from outside Germany. According to independent visitor opinion survey, more then 90% of the trade visitors were involved in the decision making process for their companies.
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