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Home Depot will focus on core business

Friday, 06 March 2009 19:51

The Home Depot announced in late January that it will close its Expo Design Center business and is also taking steps to streamline its support functions. These decisions will impact 7,000 workers, or approximately 2 percent of the company’s total work force, according to The Home Depot.



Furniture Society selects new director

Written by Jennifer Hicks Friday, 06 March 2009 19:50

The Furniture Society ended a 10-month search in January by naming David Edgar as its new executive director. Edgar is retired from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as an associate professor of art. He describes himself as a great believer of craft as a discipline and the validity of well-designed and functional objects, and is humbled at the breadth of accomplishments The Furniture Society has made in the world of craft and furniture making.



Forest report dim for Colorado, Wyoming

Friday, 06 March 2009 19:41

The U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State Forest Service released less-than-encouraging results in January of its annual forest health aerial survey. It revealed three insect and disease conditions of concern on forested lands in the state.



Historic design in the ‘Marble Palace’

Written by Jennifer Hicks Friday, 06 February 2009 00:00

In a time when the nation’s economy couldn’t get much worse, the opening of a museum featuring immaculate woodworking restoration would seem unlikely. But the Richard H. Driehaus Museum of Chicago recently opened after the home’s furnishings and interior were meticulously restored.



Dip in homeowner remodeling continues

Thursday, 05 February 2009 16:13

The weak economy and uncertainty in housing markets remain key hurdles for remodeling activity, according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. The Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) points to homeowner improvement spending declining at an annual rate of 12 percent by the second quarter of 2009.



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