Loading posts...
  • CPA: Panel shipments gain 1.4 percent in 2018

    LEESBURG, Va. – Overall panel shipments increased 1.4 percent in 2018, according to the Composite Panel Association’s Industry Snapshot Report. Shipments of particleboard and MDF in 2018 totaled 5.640 Billion Square Feet for…

    SEE More
  • The Five Most Important Manufacturing Trends

    Countless predictions have been made about what 2019 will bring. But are manufacturers’ looking a decade down the road? These trends need to be on leaders’ radar not just over the next…

    SEE More
  • KONE awarded new contract with City of Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — KONE today announced it has been awarded a new contract with the City of Kansas City for elevator, escalator and moving walkway maintenance, repair, modernization and new construction. The new six-year…

    SEE More
  • Workers say finding people with the right skills is biggest issue this year

    Over half of workers (53 percent) believe that getting the right people with the right skills will be the biggest issue faced by their workplace in the year ahead. This is according to…

    SEE More
  • The Office “Ouch Factor”

    Neck strain. Lower back pain. Even aches in the legs. There’s an “ouch factor” in the office—and among the biggest culprits to workplace injury are the many hours we spend sitting. Sitting…

    SEE More
  • 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…

    SEE More
  • 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…

    SEE More
  • 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…

    SEE More
  • 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…

    SEE More
  • 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…

    SEE More