May 1-4, 2018
Woodworking Industry Conference (WIC18)
Hyatt Regency Maui - Maui, HI

August 22-25, 2018
International Woodworking Fair (IWF 2018)
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA

October 1-3, 2018
WMMA Regional Networking Meeting
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
Minneapolis, MN


NAM Monday Economic Report — March 5, 2018
There were more encouraging signs for manufacturers last week in the economic data. For instance, the Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 60.8 in February, the highest level since May 2004. Read more ...

Global Manufacturing Economic Update — Third Quarter
The third quarter NAM 2016 Manufacturers' Outlook Survey shows manufacturers continue to cope with policy headwinds. Read more ...


Woodworking Network
Merillat Cabinetry introduces new finishes and styles

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Merillat Cabinetry has launched the Masterpiece Collection, a refreshed product line focused on design. The 2018 cabinetry collection offers more than 4,000 new SKUs, including dozens of new door styles, trend-forward finishes and nearly custom height, width and depth cabinet modifications to 1/16 of an inch. 

Formerly named Merillat Masterpiece, the Masterpiece Collection features a refreshed look and feel to suit the new products and finishes now available in this line and will be available in showrooms starting in mid-March. Merillat is part of the Masco Corp. family of brands

The new 2018 Merillat Masterpiece Collection includes: New paints, stains and expanded wood options, including a new rustic alder with knotholes, burls and mineral streaks and the new suede topcoat that softens the sheen of a finish to give it a more luxurious, matte appearance; EverCore doors and drawer fronts that have no grain and react less to temperature and humidity compared to regular wood; Base corner Smart Space Solutions cabinets that create usable space out of a normally wasted area.

Other new styles include: Base roll-out solutions that make hard-to-reach items more accessible; Aged and distressed techniques; Auto open cabinets that open with a gentle nudge and close with a soft touch; and MasterCoat Finishing System that achieves an attractive finish with strong protection. See

Posted: 03/16/2018

Egger Group breaks ground on office building; will accompany massive particleboard plant
LEXINGTON, N.C. - Egger Group, a wood-based materials suppliers for the furniture, wood construction and flooring industries, broke ground on its North American corporate offices in North Carolina’s Davidson County. The Austrian panel producer says this is a critical step in expanding its U.S. presence to better serve North American customers.
The office building, which is scheduled for completion in early 2019, will house Egger'ss North American future office staff. This building also lays the groundwork for future plant operations, which includes an 'ultramodern' particleboard manufacturing plant.
Construction of the plant is expected to start at the end of 2018 and production at the future facility is slated to begin in 2020. Sources report the 4.5 million-square-foot production facility will be spread across more than 200 acres in an industrial park. The first stage of the project will involve the construction of a composite panel plant with coating capacities. The company said the North Carolina plant will feature state-of-the-art facilities and will enable it to better serve customers in North America.The company also plans to establish a training center at this location to train and grow skilled workers in the region.
“Today, we celebrate a significant milestone for Egger’s presence in North America,” said Bernhard Vorreiter, technical project manager. “This groundbreaking is an important moment as we work to become a leading resource for wood-based solutions in North America.”
The office building will house approximately 80 workplaces and improve access for architects, designers, wholesalers and furniture industry customers to Egger’s wide range of wood-based products and cutting-edge designs.
Founded in 1961 and headquartered in Tirol, Austria, the family-owned company employs approximately 8,200 people and has 17 plants located across Europe. Egger produces an extensive product range of wood-based panels, including particleboard, MDF and OSB, as well as timber products, for use in the furniture, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, flooring and other wood products markets. It generated sales of more than $2.74 billion (EUR 2.34 billion) in the 2015/2016 fiscal year.

Posted: 03/16/2018


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