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Classen subsidiary files US patent infringement action against Mohawk’s IVC company

Akzenta Paneele + Profile GmbH, a subsidiary company of the Classen Group,  filed a patent infringement action against Mohawk Industries' companies [...]

US: Compliance dates extended for new formaldehyde emissions standards

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the compliance dates for the formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products [...]

Georgia-Pacific makes $100m investment in new lumber mill in Alabama

Georgia-Pacific announced a new lumber production facility in Talladega, Alabama. Construction on the $100 million, 300,000-square-foot [...]

Lumber prices in the US continued to rise last week

Sales of framing lumber in the US slowed down last week, but the demand outstripped production in most species and [...]

US sawmills increased softwood lumber production by 2.5% during 1H/2017

During the first half of 2017, sawmills in the U.S. produced 16.954 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood [...]

US hardwood flooring imports significantly up from 2016

US hardwood flooring and assembled flooring panel imports increased in June to US$5.4 million and US$13.3 [...]

US housing market steady despite lower July starts

US housing starts decreased 4.8% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,155,000, according to [...]

Mohawk Industries’ plans investments of up to US$ 850 million

Mohawk Industries’ second quarter results benefited from the ongoing growth of its recycled SmartStrand fiber-made products.    [...]

Lumber prices in the US impacted by natural disasters

Trading in framing lumber in the US recovered last week, after a slow pace at the beginning of September.  [...]