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The problem of unemployment keeps on afflecting EU

The five years of economic crisis and thereturn of the recession in 2012 caused the Eurozone countries peaks of unemployment not seen for almost 20 years. The analysis of the European Commission who is interested in employment, social affairs and inclusion disclose alarming. The household incomes declined, the risk of poverty is increases, especially in the United States, southern and…

Armstrong Raises Engineered Wood Flooring Prices up to 6%

Armstrong Raises Engineered Wood Flooring Prices Up to 6% Armstrong World Industries (Lancaster, Pa.) will initiate up to a six percent price increase on all engineered hardwood flooring products in the United States and Canada effective with shipments on Dec. 17, 2012. “We find it necessary to adjust our prices due to higher than anticipated inflation in plywood and face…

BRAZIL: deforestation in Amazon at record low

Deforestation in the Amazon is at its lowest rate since data on the matter began, according to a study from Brazil's National Institute for Space Research reported by The Guardian. Using satellite imagery, the institute reported that 1.6 million acres of forest was cut down in the 12 months prior to July 31, 2011, making it the lowest such reading…

Only certified wood from Liberia and the Central African Republic

The European Parliament has ratified the agreements reached between the European Union and governments of the Central African Republic and Liberia for the protection of the forests in both African nations. In particular, the text approved obliges EU member nations and Liberia to sell only products (from timber to furniture) made of certified wood. As emphasized by the proposer of…

The paradox of saving

A wooden sports floor in an indoor sports stadium, under-floor radiant panel heating and parquet blocks that move under the baskets were just some of the problems to be overcome in a new, particularly intricate job The case we present here can be seen as an example of the paradox of sav- ing, i.e. a good parquet fitter should never…

Global economic crisis halts growth in parquet sector

After several years of steady growth, 2008 saw a decline of parquet sales on the European market. FEP, the Brussels based European Federation of the Parquet Industry, estimates that based on preliminary information obtained from companies in its member countries, parquet sales in 2008 dropped by nearly 7% over 2007. This fall appears to reflect the relapse witnessed in the…

VERMEISTER distributes AWUKO in Italy

A commercial agreement was signed at the beginning of September between Vermeister, the Italian producer of products for the laying and upkeep of wooden flooring, and CTA Calflex. Under this agreement, Vermeister is given the exclusive distribution rights in Italy for Awuko products on the parquet market. Awuko is an internationally renowned German producer specialising in the production of abrasives…

PARQUET: +4% IN EUROPE

Brussels, January 2008: in an official press release, the Federation of European Parquet Producers (FEP) announced that European parquet sales rose by 4% in 2007. This brings consumption levels to over 120 million sq m a year, a growth in line with the trends in recent years that raises hopes for 2008. The critical points for European companies are still…