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Home sales show signs of a rebound

Monday, 13 December 2010 00:00

12_news_desk_02Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 6.6 percent in September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 307,000 units, the best pace since June, according to data released in late October by the U.S. Commerce Department.

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WoodLINKS honors Missouri instructor

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 November 2010 00:00

14_woodlinks_01Robert Studdard, a wood manufacturing design instructor at Rolla Technical Institute in Rolla, Mo., was selected as Educator of the Year by WoodLINKS U.S.A. The annual award goes to a high school shop instructor who has surpassed what peer industry leaders expect in today's classroom.

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WoodLINKS thanks supporters; names its next board president

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 November 2010 00:00

WoodLINKS USA, an industry education program, took a moment to celebrate its supporters during a ceremony at IWF 2010. National director Mark Smith used the occasion to thank those who have continued to support the organization in a tough economy and bestow awards.

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IWF 2010 was ‘still viable’ despite dip

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 November 2010 00:00

12_iwf_01The total number of visitors to IWF 2010, including exhibitors and attendees, was 22,697, compared to 35,181 in 2008, according to officials numbers released in October. The drop was not alarming, says CEO Patrick LaFrambroise, who attributes the drop to the state of the economy.

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Future stars win Design Emphasis competition

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 15 November 2010 00:00

12_iwf_02Since its inception in the early 1990s, the Design Emphasis Awards competition has grown to become one of the most recognized events of the home furnishings industry, showcasing the best in design from the nation's next generation of product designers.

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