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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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SAPFM readies for mid-year conference

Monday, 17 May 2010 00:00

The Society of American Period Furniture Makers will return June 25-27 to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, Pa., for its annual mid-year conference. Phil Lowe, Dave Lunin, Fred Wilbur and Don Williams will share their expertise on a broad range of techniques.

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Paper giant sells forest products arm

Monday, 17 May 2010 00:00

Domtar Corp. of Montreal, the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America and the second-largest in the world, agreed to sell its forest products business to Vancouver-based Eacom Timber Corp. for an estimated $120 million.

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