IWF 2016 to be largest since 2008

The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) has announced the 2016 edition in Atlanta, Ga., is nearly sold out, say show organizers. Nearly 1,000 exhibitors have contracted for exhibit space occupying over 500,000 net square feet making IWF 2016 the largest Fair since 2008. The Fair will take place August 24-27, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress […]

Viridis ceases operations at B.C. pellet plant

Viridis Energy Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has announced that due to recent structural concerns at its Okanagan Pellet Company (OPC) plant and a combination of factors, including the increased capital investment necessary to restart wood pellet production at that location, it has decided to cease operations at its West Kelowna, British Columbia plant. Despite substantial […]

Furniture transportation conference announced

Brooklyn, Mich.-based International Furniture Transportation and Logistics Council (IFTLC) will hold its annual conference on May 10th through 13th at the Lago Mar Resort and Beach Club in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The conference is attended by hundreds of furniture manufacturing, retail, transportation, and logistics executives from around the world. This year’s keynote address will be […]

Conifex fined $75,000 by WorkSafeBC

Conifex Timber Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., has been fined $75,000 by WorkSafeBC for three safety infractions in its pellet mill in Fort St. James, B.C. WorkSafeBC, the Vancouver, B.C.-based industrial safety regulatory body for British Columbia, inspected this firm’s pellet mill and observed hazardous accumulations of combustible dust on surfaces and fixtures in three areas: • […]

One-person abodes most common by 2036

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has updated its long-term household growth projections to reflect Statistics Canada’s latest population projections and data on household formation. By 2036, between 2.3 million and 6.1 million new households are projected to be formed in Canada. The number of households in Canada is projected to increase continually in […]

Building permits rise 15.5 percent in February

Canadian municipalities issued building permits worth $7.4 billion in February, up 15.5% from January. This growth followed a 9.5% decline the previous month, according to Statistics Canada, and was largely the result of higher construction intentions for commercial buildings in Alberta, single-family dwellings in Ontario and institutional structures in Quebec. The value of residential building […]

Perry Boyett appointed Alphacam sales director

Vero Software has announced that Perry Boyett, an existing member of its Alphacam team, has been appointed Alphacam director of sales & services – North America. Boyett began his career as a specialist in manufacturing software 33 years ago as a tool and die designer working with automotive, appliance and aerospace clients. He joined the […]

CabParts president and ceo retires

After 31 years of leadership, William (Bill) Love has stepped down as president and ceo of Grand Junction, Colo.-based CabParts, Inc. In that time, Love transformed a small regional custom cabinet business, Bookcliff Manufacturing, into CabParts, Inc. a pioneer in the cabinet component industry. Since 1987 CabParts has manufactured cabinet boxes, closet components, and more, wholesale […]

HMA officers, board elected for 2016

The board of directors of the Hardwood Manufacturers Association (HMA) elected Richard Wilkerson, Anderson-Tully Company, Vicksburg, Miss., president of the HMA at its National Conference and Expo in Fort Worth, Texas, March 9. Other HMA officers for 2016 are vice president: Bob Miller, Frank Miller Lumber Company, Union City, Ind.; and executive vice president: Linda […]

Peter Kennedy joins King Canada as new VP

Montreal, Que.-based King Canada has announced the appointment of Peter Kennedy as vice president. Kennedy joins King after 16 years with Canadian machinery importer, General International. Kennedy joins senior vice president Ted Fuller as King Canada looks to expand its Canadian presence as well as enter the U.S. machinery market, the company says. Kennedy will head […]