Murray Stavenow, 1934 - 2018

Murray Stavenow passed away on June 19 surrounded by his family. A memorial was held on September 29 in Vermont. Murray was active in Decorative Hardwood Association® activities and a long-time supporter of our industry.

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Addison County Independent: Murray Stavenow

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China Increases Tariffs As Trade Rift Escalates

China's retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. exports went into effect September 24. If the trade war continues, expect the 5% or 10% tariffs on most hardwood products imported from China to be raised to 25%.

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DHA® eNews - Commerce Initiates Anti-Circumvention Inquiry Into Imported Plywood From China; Tariffs Announced

Decorative Hardwoods Association® (formerly HPVA) eNews Volume XI, Issue XVII: Fair Trade: Commerce Initiates Anti-Circumvention Inquiry, Tariffs Announced | NAFTA: U.S., Canada Resume Trade Talks | China To Retaliate Against U.S. Tariffs | WFCA Supports U.S. Flooring Tariffs

China Will Retaliate Against U.S. Tariffs - http://eepurl.com/dHM8Ln

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China To Retaliate Against U.S. Tariffs

The Chinese government has committed to retaliating against U.S. tariffs in "equal scale and equal strength," announcing retaliatory tariffs on U.S. exports of hardwood logs, lumber, and more. Experts outline three more ways Beijing could strike back at Washington.

 

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Sherwin-Williams Reveals Color Of The Year; Consumers Abandon White Kitchens

The Sherwin-Williams color of the year, cavern clay, is a warm, earthy hue that reflects the warmth of the desert. Per Canadian interior designer Kathy Davy, fall trends include "blonde wood, pastels, but very dusty pastels" with "a deeper, almost grey undertone, beautiful greens and soft pinks that really transform the space into a more light and airy feeling. It's very Nordic, very Scandinavian."
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