Canadian softwood lumber tariffs double under a U.S. Department of Commerce proposal. The new rates vary. West Fraser goes from 9 to 11.4 percent; Canfor from 4.6 to 21 percent; Resolute Forest from 20.3 to 30.2 percent; and J.D. Irving from 4.2 to 15.8 percent. Lumber buyers oppose the move.
GreatStar Tools USA (Shop-Vac, Pony Jorgensen clamps, Arrow Fasteners) maker of hand tools used in professional and and in industrial markets worldwide, promoted Arrow Fastener CEO Gary DuBoff to Group President, CEO; Melissa Karlovitch to Group Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer; and James O’Rourke to the role of Group Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Read more
Ashley Furniture Industries will open a 127,000-sq.-ft. upholstered furniture manufacturing facility in Chippewa Falls, WI later this month. The multi-million-dollar investment will create more than 200 manufacturing and support jobs. Hiring started in May. Read more
Sedia, a commercial seating manufacturer, expanded in Asheboro, NC, opening a 60,000-sq.ft. assembly and shipping plant a few miles from its existing plant. Sedia plans to locate its headquarters in the new N.C. facility.
Grow your business at the premier global woodworking trade show.
International Woodworking Fair
August 6–9, 2024
8:30 AM–5:00 PM
8:30 AM–2:00 PM
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30313