The U.S. government has scheduled the final phase of its investigation into hardwood plywood imports from China, including final public comment and hearing dates associated with the case. More
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it is delaying the final results of its antidumping investigation into Chinese-made hardwood plywood until mid November, or about two months later than the original deadline. More
The 2017 Malaysian International Furniture Fair saw a 5% increase in visitors and a 35% increase in new visitors, show officials reported. More
Malaysian government officials are predicting that a ban on rubberwood exports will boost Malaysia’s furniture export business in the next few years by allowing local producers greater access to a native raw material. More
Canadian case goods manufacturer South Shore Furniture has expanded the recall of its Summer Breeze chests of drawers due to a tip-over and entrapment hazard. More
The U.S. Department of Commerce has assigned preliminary antidumping duties of 57.36% to more than 500 Chinese producers of hardwood and decorative plywood. More
While driverless cars and trucks get lots of press, the future — at least in the near term — is more likely to be automated trucks that combine drivers and varying levels of technology aimed at supplementing or augmenting the driver’s role. More
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