Volume 13, Issue 7 - September 2012

M&M News

New Market Report on Millwork in the U.S.
Based on recently published research from IBISWorld, a new report titled “Millwork in the U.S.,” is now available from Fast Market Research. According to the report, a recovery in the construction sector will drive industry revenue growth. After a contraction in construction activity during the two years to 2011, firms will benefit from improved residential construction, which will likely return to more cyclical growth.

The study adds that further, pent-up demand from first-time home buyers and more favorable economic conditions will breathe life into the industry. Competition from substitute materials such as vinyl, however, is a growing concern for millwork manufacturers, according to the report.

This study covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five-year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.

Smith Phillips Building Supply Hires Michael Harig
Michael Harig has joined Smith Phillips Building Supply as its new architectural millwork specialist. Harig brings more than 14 years of experience working in the building industry, specializing in the sale of doors, windows, millwork and lumber.

As millwork specialist, Harig will collaborate with contractors, architects, homeowners and designers to find solutions for customers’ door and window needs.

Chris Alling Joins Pioneer Millworks
Chris Alling is now part of Pioneer Millworks’ West Coast team and will work closely with the design and building community promoting reclaimed and sustainable wood products.

Alling has two decades of custom wood experience with major fixture and cabinetry manufacturers and understands all sides of the business, from production to design, according to the announcement.


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