WOLF's Key Buyer Index (KBI) was up substantially between November and January, which runs counter to many of the less-than-stellar economic indicators from the building industry this winter.
The January 2014 KBI score came in at 64.73, a 20.6% increase from November 2013's score of 53.67. January's score is also a big improvement over the year-ago score of 58.33.
New from Legrand is the Wiremold Desktop Power Center, a USB charging station for the work station that eliminates the need for hard-to-reach power srips.
The Center includes three 15 Amp power outlets and two USB charging ports.
Built-in surge protection negates the need for additional power management, and a 6-ft. power cord creates flexible access to wall outlets.
The Desktop Power Center comes with all the necessary hardware for do-it-yourself installation via a desktop gromment opening or by attaching the unit to the desk edge with a bracket.
As it seeks to develop a line of high-performance acetylated wood for decking and other uses, Pittsburgh-based Snavely Forest Products agreed to purchase all remaining acetylated wood left over from Eastman's discontinued Perennial Wood line.
The purchase will serve as "transitional stock" for Snavely, as it moves to secure a new manufacturer of the product.
Whirlpool has introduced the new 1.9 cu. ft. Over the Range Microwave with TimeSavor Plus True Convection, which features an AccuPop cycle that aims to take the guesswork out of making popcorn.
AccuPop "listens" to popcorn using sound sensors and automatically adjusts cooking time for optimal results.