WFPA selects Jason Spadaro as executive director

Olympia, Wash. – The Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA) Executive Committee has selected Jason Spadaro as its executive director. This action follows Spadaro’s acceptance of the WFPA interim Executive Director role in July shortly after the sudden passing of then Executive Director Mark Doumit.

William Penn Cabinetry remains shuttered

FREEBURG — Production at the William Penn Cabinetry company remains shut down and financial problems appear to have spread to sister company Stanley Woodworking, according to an item in the Daily Item newspaper. 

Millwork employee faces embezzlement charges

A federal indictment has been made that charges a Loretto, Tennessee, woman with three counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft, related to an embezzlement scheme which exceeded $200,000 of Paycheck Protection Program funds.

Silica free surfacing 

Sintered stone manufacturer, Lapitec, has announced the availability of its sintered stone using its patented Biorite mineral, which the company says is completely free of crystalline silica.

Furniture designer steps outdoors with wood-burning hot tub line

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Goodland, a new company started by furniture designer and manufacturer Craig Pearce, has launched a line of wood-burning hot tubs. The soaking tubs are made from recyclable materials, including aluminum, western red cedar, and oak.  Creating products using recycled materials is not new for Pearce. In 2009 he launched Union Wood, a company dedicated to manufacturing furniture from wood reclaimed from abandoned buildings and demolition sites.