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U.S. slaps duties on $4.4 Billion of Cabinet Imports from China

02-09-2019
Wood cabinet, wood, vanities, imports, China, duties, American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance, unfair trade

$4.4 billion worth of imported cabinets is the next item to join the long list of Chinese goods slapped with U.S. levies in the U.S.- China trade dispute, reported Bloomberg. The Commerce Department said on 6 August that  it will ask the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of the wooden cabinets and …

IKEA closing only U.S. plant due to high material costs

06-08-2019
IKEA, North America, plant, cease production

IKEA announced it will cease production at its Danville, Virginia plant in December. The company said it will move production to existing plants in Europe, eliminating an estimated 300 jobs in the United States, according to Woodworking Network. High costs for raw materials were cited for the closure, which was announced July 10. The company has …

Hoa Mai 2019 furniture design competition

22-10-2018
Hoa Mai 2019 furniture design competition, Handicraft and Woodworking Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA), American Hardwood Export Council

By Michael Buckley, Counselor to HAWA Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- Sixteen years after the Handicraft and Woodworking Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA) launched its first furniture design completion Hoa Mai, the 2018-2019 competition was launched in October. Platinum sponsor is the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) which has …

Editor’s pickMass timber: Thinking big about sustainable construction

14-09-2018
MIT, mass timber building, LVL, longhouse, Mass timber architecture in America

MIT class designs a prototype building to demonstrate that even huge buildings can be built primarily with wood. The construction and operation of all kinds of buildings uses vast amounts of energy and natural resources. Researchers around the world have therefore been seeking ways to make buildings more efficient and less dependent on …

The first of 10 million trees to be planted at GCAS Summit

10-09-2018
American Forests, U.S. Climate Alliance, Natural and Working Lands Challenge, Global Climate Action Summit, planting trees

American Forests, the nation’s first and oldest national conservation organisation, will celebrate its commitment to the United States (U.S.) Climate Alliance’s new Natural and Working Lands Challenge by planting trees at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco on September 11th, 2018. “For residents of the 17 Climate …

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