Is this wood? If so, what kind of wood is it?

I love these questions: Is this wood? If so, what kind of wood is it? Those were actual questions submitted by a person named Cynthia in July 2018 to Home Depot’s website in reference to the Martha Stewart line of cabinets.

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Understanding Wood

Given that those numbers from a 2017 survey commissioned by Wilsonart add up to continued trouble for the world’s endangered wood, Wilsonart is doing its part to educate architects and interior designers.

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AIS Furniture goes all-in for laminate

The fast-growing manufacturer of laminate casework, panel systems and other office furnishings is content to let its bigger competitors invest tall dollars in speculative product development. It prefers to wait and see which workplace trends actually gain traction and then pounce on the opportunity by designing products that it can quickly bring to market.

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Italian companies combine experience, expertise to offer full range of services to panel industry

Five renowned Italian companies have joined under the name Alliance Décor Technologies to offer the panel industry a complete package from impregnation and coating of décor papers to lamination.

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Quantum Leap

What’s the state of the panel processing industry in North America? John Aufderhaar believes it’s good and getting better, and he should know.

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An Interview with NBMDA President Missy O’Daniel

Missy O’Daniel, president of Web-Don., is the current president of the NBMDA. She shared her thoughts, opinions and vision for the building products industry and the future of the NBMDA in an interview with S&P.

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NBMDA is where the industry’s distributors grow

Kevin Gammonley, executive vice president of the NBMDA (the North American Building Material Distribution Association), has worked closely with many distribution executives from some of the industry’s leading distribution and manufacturing companies during his 25-plus years as an association management professional.

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Hardware innovations offer better solutions

According to the dictionary, “innovation” can be defined simply as a new idea, device or method. Typically, however, innovation also is viewed as the application of better solutions that meet the needs of today’s market. Better solutions? Those are definitely what hardware companies have in mind when they research, develop and introduce their innovative new products. Here are some of the best new examples of those new products and better solutions from some of the world’s top hardware companies:

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