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  • Potato peels used to make MDF-like panel

    LONDON — Engineers have developed a material from potato peels that can be used as a panel product like MDF. Chip[s] Board was developed in response to the environmental impacts of readily disposable…

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  • What’s Next In Workplace Design?

    At this time of year, we look back on what has happened over the last 12 months and 2018 did not disappoint when it comes to the buzz around workplace design and…

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  • Impact of tariffs on wood manufacturing industries is direct and may be long lasting

    In recent white papers, research firm Freedonia Group outlines effects of U.S. tariffs on metal parts, fasteners, lumber, windows, doors, flooring andcabinets. Freedonia’s Andy Banyas will address tariffs at the 2019 Executive Briefing Conference, April…

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  • How healthy is the commercial design industry?

    The first doctor’s report is a good one: according to the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and Designer Pages inaugural Index Report, 2017 marked a period of steady expansion for commercial design—the industry slightly outgrew…

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  • Schindler Ahead SmartMirror

    Schindler has introduced a new intelligent elevator mirror which not only enlarges the space but also connects the passengers with the outside world using various information. This system is part of the…

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  • 2018 Fourth Quarter Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey

    Manufacturers have kept their promise to increase jobs and wages, and they experienced a historic year of success thanks to the tax reform led by Washington. According to the latest Manufacturers’ Outlook…

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  • Tall Buildings in Numbers: 2018 Year in Review

    The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) publishes a yearly study that examines all 200-meter-plus tall buildings that were completed that year. The charts and descriptions are interactive.

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  • Formica to be acquired by Broadview for $840 million

    CINCINNATI – Formica Group is being acquired by Broadview Industries, a Netherlands-based firm involved in high-pressure laminates and associated product lines, for $840 million. The sale includes Formica businesses in North America, Europe,…

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  • 5 Reasons to Bring Back the Water Cooler

    While it may no longer take the traditional form of a glugging five-gallon jug next to a stack of cone-shaped paper cups, the “water cooler” is finding its way back into the…

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  • Sustainable investment pays off

    Investors seeking sustainable investments look for positive social impact, long-term plans and transparency. These are also the key factors in KONE’s approach to sustainability…

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