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U.S. import of tropical hardwood veneer, hardwood flooring and mouldings rose in March

21-05-2020
hardwood tropical veneer, hardwood flooring, moulding, U.S., imports, March 2020

A surge in imports from Italy helped U.S. imports of tropical hardwood veneer recover from a dismal February as March imports rose by 56%. Despite the gain, the month’s imports still lagged behind March 2019 import levels by over 30%, reported ITTO. Imports from Italy more than quadrupled in March and imports from Cote d’Ivoire more …

U.S. sawn tropical hardwood imports rise

20-05-2020
U.S., sawn tropical wood, imports

U.S. imports of sawn tropical hardwood recovered somewhat in March, growing by 28% from February’s record low. The 12,950 cubic metres imported is more than one-third less than that of March 2019, reported ITTO. Through the first quarter of 2020, imports are down 42% year to date. Imports from Ecuador fell by 14% in March and are down 74% …

A-1 Roof Trusses to invest $17 million in new manufacturing facility in Georgia

14-05-2020
pre-engineered, wood trusses, Georgia, U.S., new facility, A-1 Roof Trusses

A-1 Roof Trusses, a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered wood trusses, plans to invest $17 million and create 130 jobs in a new manufacturing facility in Bainbridge, Georgia, the U.S. When fully completed, the new 150,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility will help A-1 Roof Trusses better serve customers as the company continues to grow …

Actions taken by wood industries in Malaysia, Canada, U.S. and New Zealand so far

05-05-2020
Wood industry, Malaysia, Canada, U.S., New Zealand, coronavirus, impact

The wood industries in Malaysia, Canada, U.S. and New Zealand have all limited productions following some form of lockdown or movement control. According to Japan Lumber Journal, wood industries worldwide have experienced a set of common and unique challenges that arose from regulations imposed by their own governments and a general decline in …

Hardwood plywood, wooden cabinets and vanities from Vietnam may be investigated by U.S. for trade defence measures

21-04-2020
trade defence measure, U.S. Department of Commerce, origin fraud, illegal conveyance, Vietnam, hardwood plywood, wooden cabinets, wooden vanities

Hardwood plywood, wooden cabinets and vanities exported to the U.S. are among the 12 products at risk of being investigated for trade defence measures, origin fraud or illegal convenyance, announced the Trade Remedies Authority of Vietnam, reported Viet Nam News. The rest of the list included mattresses, quartz surface products, seamless refined …

U.S furniture industry stepping up and waiting for approval to start manufacturing medical masks

26-03-2020
U.S., furniture industry, stepping up, medial masks, manufacture, coronavirus, Covid-19

Furniture and bedding companies and their suppliers in the U.S. have joined hands with plans to manufacture medical masks now urgently needed nationwide. They are currently waiting for approval from the federal government and related agencies, according to Furniture World News. “Our concern is that these masks might not be made and …

Some U.S. states permit forest products industry to continue operating amidst shutdown

24-03-2020
U.S., states, response, essential industries, life-sustaining businesses, coronavirus, COVID-19, shelter in place, business shutdown

Following the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Labour identifying the forest products industry as an "essential critical infrastructure workforce in the nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic", NHLA provided an update on the three Appalachian states that have allowed their forest products industry to …

Wood products industry identified as essential workforce by U.S. Department of Homeland Security

23-03-2020
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, wood products industry, essential workforce, coronavirus, pandemic

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified the wood products industry as part of an essential workforce in times of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released on March 19, Homeland Security stated that “Workers who support the manufacture and distribution of forest products, including, but not limited to timber, …

Department of Commerce slaps duties on Chinese cabinet imports

18-03-2020
U.S. Department of Commerce, anti-dumping duty, AD, countervailing duty, CVD, imports, wooden cabinets, vanities, China

In February this year, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative final determinations in the anti-dumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of wooden cabinets and vanities from China, reported ITTO. The petitioner in this case is the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance. Commerce determined that producers …

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