California Umbrella’s new website exclusively for designers and retailers delivers products within two and a half weeks of order placement, instead of the previous four to six week turnaround, and in less than 24 hours for most express products. More
The U.S. Department of Commerce has withdrawn requests to review 67 Chinese producers of wooden bedroom furniture for shipments made in 2016. More
Solid birch ready-to-assemble furniture vendor New Ridge Home Goods has relocated to a new, 272,000-square-foot warehouse in Atkins, Va., that will allow the company both to expand its line and expand their business prospects beyond furniture. More
As a result of its recently completed $8.9 billion acquisition of the Valspar Corporation, global paint and coatings supplier Sherwin-Williams has created three new reportable operating segments. More
An Austrian-based wood materials supplier to the furniture, wood construction and flooring industries plans to open its first North American manufacturing facility here, creating as many as 770 jobs over the next 15 years. More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an amended rule that will allow wood furniture producers meeting national formaldehyde emissions standards to label product as compliant sooner versus later. More
Cory Home Delivery has opened a 42,000-square-foot distribution center in Jessup, Md., to service retailer Bob’s Discount Furniture in the Mid-Atlantic region. More
In the casual dining realm, more and more product is coming from India, thanks largely to the vast amount of wood resources in that country such as mango, acacia and sheesham. More
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