down 29 percent
Doug Mockett & Co. Inc. is
lowering prices of most of its
products anywhere from 2 to 55
percent, effective immediately,
given the economic climate.
Klise received the 2009
Platinum ADEX Award for its
Asian Tropical line of wire
Smith & Fong, manufacturer
of bamboo plywood and
flooring, is celebrating its
Cabinet sales for March 2009 decreased 29. 2 percent compared to
sales for March 2008, according to
participating members in the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association monthly Trend of Business
Survey. Stock cabinet sales decreased
25. 4 percent, semi-custom sales
decreased 30. 4 percent and custom
sales decreased 39. 2 percent.
Year-to-date sales show a decrease
of 32. 4 percent overall, with stock
sales down 24. 6 percent, semi-custom
sales down 37. 7 percent and custom
sales down 40. 6 percent.
Survey participants include stock,
semi-custom and custom companies
whose combined sales represent
more than 50 percent of the U.S.
Phase 2 certified
Timber Products Co.’s hardwood
ply wood and particleboard mills in Medford, Ore., and Grants Pass, Ore., have
been certified to CARB Phase 2 levels.
The Medford facility is 100 percent
certified and producing veneer core-and MDF-hardwood plywood and raw
particleboard that complies with the
Phase 2 requirements.
The Grants Pass veneer core panels
meet new standards, and the facility is
expected to be completely certified in
the next two months so that customers
can order Phase 2 material now so they
won’t have to worry about complying
with this last phase of the rule later
this year, said Timber Products vice
president, Roger Rutan.
CARB Phase 2 requirements for
veneer core hardwood plywood take
effect Jan. 1, 2010, with lower formaldehyde emission levels. Raw particleboard
and MDF have an additional year until
Jan. 1, 2011 to comply with Phase 2.
Hardwood plywood with a composite
core has a deadline of July 1, 2012.