The Fine Furnishings Show, held Nov. 9-11 in Providence, R.I., honored several exhibitors with Best of Show awards.
Pennsylvania Lumbermen’s Mutual Insurance Co. presented a check for $44,820 and 300 smoke detectors to the Philadelphia Fire Department Foundation during the Insurance Society of Philadelphia’s annual Independence on Nov. 14.
The American National Standards Institute recently approved the AWI 0620 – Finish Carpentry Installation Standard, a first of many in the upcoming suite of new architectural woodwork standards.
Olon Industries (Ontario, Canada) and LICAR spa (Pordenone, Italy) have formed a joint venture company, OL Frontal Solutions LLC, that will manufacture five-piece cabinet doors and drawer fronts for North American customers at Olon’s facility in Jeffersonville, Ind.
Lockdowel’s snap-in drawer slides were recently tested by Integrity Testing Laboratories and have passed all ANSI/BIFMA testing requirements for hardware as specified by the Woodwork Institute and the Architectural Woodwork Institute, according to the company.
After several years of solid acceleration, annual growth in national home improvement and repair spending is expected to soften in 2019, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity from the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.