Sherwin-Williams to acquire Valspar

The Sherwin-Williams Company and The Valspar Corporation have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Sherwin-Williams will acquire Valspar for approximately US$11.3 billion. Sherwin-Williams and Valspar have complementary paints and coatings offerings and this combination enhances Sherwin-Williams position as a premier global paints and coatings provider, the companies say. The transaction […]

Tariff tool helps exporters calculate TPP benefits

With the launch of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Tariff Tool in 2011, the U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA) created a free, online mechanism to enable businesses to quickly and easily calculate the tariff benefits on their exports to free trade agreement partner countries. ITA has now expanded that tool to include the latest tariff […]

Cambria presents AWMAC sales training event

AWMAC members are invited to attend a free breakfast and sales training event from at 8:15 to 11:00 a.m. on March 24, 2016. AWMAC is the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada. The seminar will be presented by Mick Frank, Cambria business development manager at the Cambria Gallery, 91 Parliament Street in Toronto, Ont. RSVP by […]

Manufacturing seminar demos latest technology

Stiles Machinery Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich., reports that more than 150 woodworkers attended its Manufacturing Solutions seminar on February 24 & 25, taking part in educational sessions, live machinery demonstrations and networking events designed towards helping customers stay competitive and profitable. The seminar, the first of three planned for 2016, was held at the […]

Ligna Conference to debut in Hannover

Online registration  has now begun for the first international Ligna Conference, to be held at the Robotation Academy (located on the LIGNA showgrounds in Hannover, Germany) on 3 and 4 May 2016. The event is being staged by Deutsche Messe and the German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers’ Association within VDMA. The conference fee (€249 plus VAT) […]

The Workshop Co-Op launches online

A new design co-op makes its debut online, offering commercial, tailor-made furniture and project consulting for those looking for authentic designs in the hospitality industry. The company looks to make purchasing personalized hospitality-centric furnishings more streamlined and effective for interior designers, architects, contractors, and virtually anyone who needs functional and beautiful furniture. The Workshop Co-Op is […]

CMA launches new website

The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) has introduced a fresh, new design of its website. The intent was to clean up the look and also the visitor experience, ultimately making the information you need easier to find. Check it out at and take some time to discover what the new site has to offer.

Sails Benches wins furniture award

The project Sails Benches, designed by Les Ateliers Guyon in Verchères, Qué., won in the Furniture Category at the prestigious World Interiors News Awards 2015 in London. Félix Guyon, former face of “The Firm”, most recognized designing of the fourth Wharf (Quai no4) on Masson Street in Montreal, has decided to spread his wings. He […]

CMA site updated and new discussion forums unveiled

The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) has updated the design of its website. Its intent was to clean up the look and also the visitor experience, ultimately making information easier to find. Unfortunately during the transition to the new site, the CMA members only discussion forums were inaccessible for a short time, the association reports. In […]

FPInnovations launches Associates program

Roland Baumeister of FPInnovations launches its Associates program for the secondary wood manufacturing industry at WMS 2015 in Toronto.