U.S. Cabinetmakers Applaud Action On Chinese Imports

U.S. cabinet suppliers vigorously applauded the Department of Commerce's action to support the tentative imposition of countervailing trade duties on wooden cabinets, vanities, and components imported from China. Commerce found Chinese trade subsidies ranging from 10.97% to 229.24%.

 

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Newron Builds High-Performance Wooden Electric Motorcycle

Peter Fonda's passing this week coincided with Newron Motors' plans to produce a high-end, high-performance wooden electric motorcycle with a cylindrical battery. While not the first electric motorcycle, it is definitely one of the most aggressive designs.

 

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DHA eNews - Fraud Pervasive In U.S. Retail Of Forest Products

Decorative Hardwoods Association (formerly HPVA) eNews Volume XII, Issue XV: Fraud Pervasive In U.S. Retail Of Forest Products | Illegal Timber Troubles In Peru, Gabon & The EU | Commerce Levies Countervailing Duties On Chinese RTA Cabinets | Howlett Discusses New Wood Flooring Duties | Roseburg Reduces Workforce At Dillard | New Formaldehyde Regulations From EPA & EU

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EPA Issues Final Rule To Address Technical Issues

The EPA has issued a final formaldehyde rule for composite wood products to address the technical issues raised by stakeholders, including those raised by HPVA Laboratories® (soon to be Capital Testing). Composite wood products still are required to meet emission standards, to be tested and certified, and to be sold with a label stating that they are TSCA Title VI certified. Read More

Roseburg Reduces Workforce At Dillard

Roseburg Forest Products has laid off 90 employees, about one quarter of the staff, at its Dillard, OR plant due to continued unfavorable conditions in the North American plywood market.

 

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