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  • Wood Flooring Installer Awarded Millions for Table Saw Injury

    by WFB Editors | May 25, 2017 9:58 AM

    Ryobi, the power-tools manufacturer, paid $2 million to a hardwood flooring installer who sued the company after he severely injured his hand using a...

  • Lowe’s Q1 Profit Drops 32 Percent

    by WFB Editors | May 24, 2017 10:55 AM

    Lowe’s reported a first quarter 2017 profit of $602 million, a 31.9 percent decrease compared with its profit of $884 million in the first quarter...

  • Armstrong Names 2016 Elite Retailers

    by WFB Editors | May 24, 2017 10:50 AM

    The Armstrong Flooring (Lancaster, Pa.) 2016 Elite Retailers of the Year are Baker Brothers, Riemer Floors and WorldWide Wholesale. Baker Brothers,...

  • Smithsonian: 1,000-Year-Old Trees Are the New Ivory

    by WFB Editors | May 24, 2017 10:49 AM

    There’s a $100 billion global market for stolen wood, and ancient trees are the high-ticket items, according to a story from Smithsonian Magazine...

  • Lumber Liquidators Stock Pops 16 Percent

    by WFB Editors | May 24, 2017 10:49 AM

    Lumber Liquidators (Toano, Va.) stock increased 15.7 percent last week, according to The Motley Fool. It was valued at $25.18 when the market closed...

  • Ghana Lifts Rosewood Trade Ban

    by WFB Editors | May 24, 2017 10:48 AM

    Ghana lifted its ban on trading rosewood, and all future rosewood harvesting will be done based on quotas in accordance with the Convention on...

  • April New-Home Sales Drop 11.4 Percent

    by WFB Editors | May 24, 2017 10:48 AM

    Sales of new single-family houses in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000, an 11.4 percent decrease compared with the March...

  • HPS Schönox Hires Laurie Baatz as Director of Market Development

    by WFB Editors | May 24, 2017 10:48 AM

    HPS Schönox (Florence, Ala.) hired Laurie Baatz as director of market development. She is in charge of the company’s efforts to enhance support...

  • FloorForce Moving to Sarasota County, Fla.

    by WFB Editors | May 24, 2017 10:44 AM

    FloorForce (Boca Raton, Fla.), a digital marketing company focused on the flooring industry, is moving its business to Sarasota County, according to...

  • Hardwood Federation Fall Fly-In Registration Opens

    by WFB Editors | May 24, 2017 10:44 AM

    Registration for the annual Hardwood Federation Fall Fly-In, Sept. 12–14 in Washington D.C., is now open online. The Fly-In provides opportunities...