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Housing starts and permits see a boost

Wednesday, 26 August 2009 19:34

First-time home-buyer tax credit expires on Dec. 1 and data suggests that may have played a role in recent building



General will seek a bigger U.S. presence

Written by Jennifer Hicks Wednesday, 26 August 2009 19:31

10_general_01Canadian-based manufacturer wants to lower reliance on cross-border shipping and gain a larger market share in America



Sequoia Award winners honored at AWFS

Wednesday, 26 August 2009 19:26

Seven companies earned Sequoia Awards at the 2009 AWFS Vegas fair, which recognize and honor the creativity, quality and innovation of the best new offerings on the market. Entries are evaluated on quality, production impact, practicality and innovation.



AWFS picks Fresh Wood winners in Vegas

Written by Jennifer Hicks Wednesday, 26 August 2009 19:24

This year's AWFS Fresh Wood student design competition, held as part of the AWFS Vegas fair, attracted 165 entries from 49 different schools in the United States and Canada. Twenty-seven college and high school students went home with new tools and cash prizes for their entries.



AWFS Vegas able to find silver linings

Written by Jennifer Hicks Wednesday, 26 August 2009 18:56

06_AWFS_01Established in 1911, the Association of Woodworking and Furnishing Suppliers is approaching its 100th anniversary. The association has been through the best of times and the very worst. This year's AWFS Vegas fair in July illustrated that the AWFS has built and sustained a solid foundation. While attendee and exhibitor turnout was significantly lower than previous fairs, participants - exhibitors and attendees - held their heads up as they trudged along.



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