DHA eNews - Home Buyers Unfazed By Pandemic

Decorative Hardwoods Association (formerly HPVA) eNews Volume XIII, Issue XV: Home Buyers Unfazed By Pandemic | Lumber Wins, Paper Loses In Work-From-Home Trend | Federal Rule Sparks Trade Dispute Between Canada & Japan | Vietnam’s Wood Exports Recover

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FSC Complacent About IKEA Illegal Timber Scandal

Little has happened since June, when Earthsight released the findings of an 18-month long investigation into illegal timber being used in IKEA products - although the products bear the eco-friendly, green label of the Forest Stewardship Council. The FSC's published response does not welcome the findings, nor does it promise to investigate them.

 

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Remembering Jon Snyder

We regret to inform you that Jon Snyder, former president of Arkansas Face Veneer, passed away on July 21. Jon was a respected, long-term member of Decorative Hardwoods Association, serving as board chairman as well as in a number of other roles, including serving on the board of our Hardwood Forestry Fund. His family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.

 

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New Wood Dust Requirements Take Effect In September

The National Fire Protection Standard, NFPA 652, contains new requirements that take effect next month. The rule affects wood-processing firms and is designed to reduce the risk of injury or death from a combustible dust explosion.

 

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High Demand For Furniture Puts Pressure On Lead Times

Consistent consumer demand for furniture has been an upside of the pandemic for some countries in Asia. The downside is longer lead times: many importers say that they won't be able to ship July orders until the fourth quarter. This is impacting China, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, and Indonesia.

 

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