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IWF 2010 hopes for late surge

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 June 2010 00:00

10_iwf_01While campaigns and promotions for IWF 2010 are in the works, those behind the scenes are enthusiastic about the show's expanded educational seminar program and the array of new machinery and supplies expected to be presented by exhibitors.

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Exhibitors buoyed by Philadelphia show

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 June 2010 00:00

14_exhibitors_01The 16th annual Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show experienced a vibrant turnout, with numbers slightly up from last year. The show took place March 26-27 at the Cruise Ship Terminal in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Many exhibitors reported that their sales expectations were met or exceeded and they plan to return next year.

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Groups feel new EPA lead paint rule will be costly

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 June 2010 00:00

Associations for the renovation and remodeling industries are speaking out about a recent change in the rules governing lead paint, requiring anyone who works on a pre-1978 house to be certified. In April, the Environmental Protection Agency removed the "opt-out" provision from the 2008 Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, an update which becomes effective 60 days after its announcement.

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TBM Hardwoods will auction off assets

Monday, 14 June 2010 00:00

TBM Hardwoods Inc. of Hanover, Pa., a seven-generation family fixture in the American hardwood industry since 1798, is holding an auction in June to "reorganize inventory and consolidate underutilized assets."

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Trip to Japan spurs ideas for woodworkers

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 June 2010 00:00

15_trip_01A visit to Japan last winter was only the tip of the iceberg for what Peter King foresees as an ongoing exchange of ideas between American and Japanese woodworking professionals.

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