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U.S furniture industry stepping up and waiting for approval to start manufacturing medical masks

U.S., furniture industry, stepping up, medial masks, manufacture, coronavirus, Covid-19

Furniture and bedding companies and their suppliers in the U.S. have joined hands with plans to manufacture medical masks now urgently needed nationwide. They are currently waiting for approval from the federal government and related agencies, according to Furniture World News. “Our concern is that these masks might not be made and …

Wood products industry identified as essential workforce by U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, wood products industry, essential workforce, coronavirus, pandemic

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified the wood products industry as part of an essential workforce in times of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released on March 19, Homeland Security stated that “Workers who support the manufacture and distribution of forest products, including, but not limited to timber, …

Segezha starts on project to develop seed plantation centres for growing containerised tree seedlings

Segezha Forest Industry Group, Sistema JSFC, seed plantation centres, containerised, tree seedlings

Segezha Forest Industry Group (part of Sistema JSFC) has started work on the project to develop seed plantation centres that will grow containerised tree seedlings (CTSs). The seedlings are grown in special containers filled with soil; 100 per cent of these seedlings adapt well after planting and is easy to transport; their roots are never …

Vietnam’s wood industry turns to online channels to sell products

Vietnam, wood industry, online, sales, marketing, O2O, offline, furniture

Domestic wood processing enterprises are urged to use more online commercial channels to find new markets and customers, especially during the COVID-19 epidemic, reported Vietnam News. Tran Viet Tien, a leader of the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCM City (HAWA), said: “With lots of new designs and models for their products, …

Ontario Wood Design Awards Winners announced

Canadian Wood Council, Wood Works!, Ontario Wood Design Awards, designers, industry players, innovation, exemplary, wood in architecture

On February 26, the Canadian Wood Council’s (CWC’s) Wood Works! Programme gave out the Ontario Wood Design Awards in recognition of designers’ and industry players’ innovation and exemplary use of using wood in architecture. The winners were announced during the Ontario Forest Industries Association’s (OFIA’s) …

India government may impose curbs on furniture imports to bolster local manufacturing

India, curbs, furniture imports, China, domestic manufacturing, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

The government is likely to impose restrictions on furniture imports in bid to boost domestic manufacturing and reduce inbound shipments of non-essential items, an official said. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has suggested to its commerce counterpart to put the restrictions, reported Business Standard from New …

New SMEs business development centre in Central Java

New SME business development centre, Central Java, Indonesia, Jepara, furniture industry

Gati Wibawaningsih, Director General of Small, Medium Industries in the Ministry of Industry has announced that the ministry will open a material centre in Jepara, a town in Central Java to support growth of furniture SMEs so they can become more competitive in international markets, reported ITTO. Gati said, the new centre will focus on capacity …

China’s wooden door and wooden building sectors in 2019

wooden door, wooden building, growth, China, consolidation, wooden framed buildings, wood structure, sector, industry, performance, 2019

11% growth in wood door sector The output of China’s wooden door sector is said to be the highest in the world and China is also the main wooden door consumer market. The total output value of the national wooden door sector was about RMB140 billion in 2018, an increase of 11% over the same period in the previous year, reported ITTO. …