new board members
WoodLINKS USA announced Mitch Kohanek
and Thomas Tuck as new board members who
took office in July.
Kohanek, of Dakota County Technical College, is an instructor for the college’s Wood Finishing Technology Program in Rosemount, Minn.
Tuck, of SCM Group USA Inc., received his
WoodLINKS Certification and works as a marketing
coordinator and regional sales manager at SCM.
Nu Green receives
niboard’s Nu Green particleboard is now
recognized to comply with the Japanese
International Standards A5905 2003, also
known as Super EO or F4Star.
The panels offer up to 6 LEED points
and are FSC-, EPP- and now
Cabinet sales down
35.2% in May
Contact Industries offering
IN BRIEF IN BRIEF
According to participating members in
the KCMA monthly Trend of Business
Survey, cabinet sales for May 2009 decreased 35. 2 percent compared to sales
for May 2008.
Stock cabinet sales decreased 34. 3
percent, semi-custom sales decreased
34. 9 percent and custom sales also
decreased 34. 9 percent.
The year-to-date sales show a decrease
of 33 percent, with stock sales down 25. 5
percent, semi-custom sales down 37.8 percent and custom sales down 40.9 percent.
Survey participants include stock, semi-custom and custom companies whose
combined sales represent more than 50
percent of the U.S. cabinet market.
Contact Industries has been accepted as a registered provider in the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing
The company’s in-person Lunch and Learn “Real
Wood Veneer: The Sustainable, High-Quality Product
Choice” has been approved by the AIA records office,
and architects who sit in on the hour-long presentation
can receive one AIA CES learning unit.
The course outlines the resource-efficient sustainable
process of veneer profile wrapping for mouldings, millwork and other components used in a wide range of building applications. For more information, call 800.547.1038.
hold its 2009
group meeting at
the Crowne Plaza
City, Mo., Sept.
30 to Oct. 2.
Program certifies Flakeboard plant
to FSC standards
Flakeboard announced that its Bennettsville, S.C., particleboard plant is certified by the Smart Wood Program of the Rainforest
Alliance to FSC Chain-of-Custody and Controlled Wood Standards.
BIFMA International has announced
a new product certification standard
called “level.” The new furniture
sustainability standard will address
material use, energy and atmospheric impacts, human and ecosystem
health and social responsibility.
Manufacturers evaluating products
to the BIFMA e3 sustainability standard
and undergoing a third-party certification process can achieve “level” conformance. Visit levelcertified.org
launches new site
The Hardwood Forestry Fund recently launched its redesigned Web site.
The site features detailed project information for more than 225
projects, a listing of contributors
and direct links to member company Web sites, an area devoted to
grant guidelines and applications, a
news section and more.
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Sept. 19, Grizzly Industrial tent
sale, Muncy, Penn.; www.grizzly.
Sept. 24-25, IIDEX/NeoCon
Canada 2009, Toronto, Canada;
as a distributor
portions of the
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