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HDI Acquires Aura Hardwoods

Hardwoods Specialty Products, a subsidiary of Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (HDI), has purchased Aura Hardwoods. Aura Hardwoods, which will operate under the Hardwoods brand name, is a wholesale distributor in six California markets. Hardwood Specialty Products is a North American distributor of architectural grade building products to residential and commercial construction markets. See Hardwoods Specialty Products

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U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Rise for Sixth Straight Month

Seasonally adjusted shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in October rose for the sixth straight month, up 1.0% from September to $488.6 billion. Wood product shipments grew 1.4% to $10.2 billion over September. October shipments of furniture and related products increased 1.2% to $6.6 billion. New orders for all U.S. manufacturing also increased for the

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U.S. Kitchen and Bath Sales Jump in October

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in October were 9.8% higher than the comparable month in 2019 and up 2.3% from September, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey.  Year-to-date cabinet sales rose 0.5% from the year-ago period. Semi-custom sales rose 7.9% from October 2019 but declined 3.9%

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Canadian Construction Investment Down Slightly in October

Total investment in Canadian building construction in October was $15.2 billion (CAD), declining 0.4% from September. Residential construction increased for the sixth straight month rising 0.7% higher than September at $10.9 billion, while non-residential totals were 3.2% lower in October at $4.4 billion. Single-family spending increased 3.7% to $5.5 billion in October, however multi-unit investment

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Pantone Announces Two Colors of the Year for 2021

For the first time ever, leading color authority the Pantone Color Institute, has announced two colors for 2021 Color of the Year. Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, a practical gray plus an optimistic yellow, were chosen to convey a message of strength plus hopefulness for a world struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. For

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HDI Acquires Aura Hardwoods

Hardwoods Specialty Products, a subsidiary of Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (HDI), has purchased Aura Hardwoods. Aura Hardwoods, which will operate under the Hardwoods brand name, is a wholesale distributor in six California markets. Hardwood Specialty Products is a North American distributor of architectural grade building products to residential and commercial construction markets. See Hardwoods Specialty Products

Read More »

U.S. Manufacturing Shipments Rise for Sixth Straight Month

Seasonally adjusted shipments for all U.S. manufacturing industries in October rose for the sixth straight month, up 1.0% from September to $488.6 billion. Wood product shipments grew 1.4% to $10.2 billion over September. October shipments of furniture and related products increased 1.2% to $6.6 billion. New orders for all U.S. manufacturing also increased for the

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U.S. Kitchen and Bath Sales Jump in October

U.S. kitchen and bath cabinet sales in October were 9.8% higher than the comparable month in 2019 and up 2.3% from September, according to the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) monthly Trend of Business member survey.  Year-to-date cabinet sales rose 0.5% from the year-ago period. Semi-custom sales rose 7.9% from October 2019 but declined 3.9%

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Canadian Construction Investment Down Slightly in October

Total investment in Canadian building construction in October was $15.2 billion (CAD), declining 0.4% from September. Residential construction increased for the sixth straight month rising 0.7% higher than September at $10.9 billion, while non-residential totals were 3.2% lower in October at $4.4 billion. Single-family spending increased 3.7% to $5.5 billion in October, however multi-unit investment

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Pantone Announces Two Colors of the Year for 2021

For the first time ever, leading color authority the Pantone Color Institute, has announced two colors for 2021 Color of the Year. Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, a practical gray plus an optimistic yellow, were chosen to convey a message of strength plus hopefulness for a world struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. For

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