Wood & Materials

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Wood refinishing company looks to expand number of franchises

N-Hance Wood Refinishing has seen the demand first-hand with some franchise owners reporting double digit increases in consumer leads year-over-year. Prospective franchisees are taking note as N-Hance closed out 2021 with more than 25 new franchise openings and projects to award 40 franchises this year. 

Organized crime drives global deforestation

Every year the world loses an estimated 25 million acres (10 million hectares) of forest, according to research by Jennifer A. Devine from Texas State University. Of the main drivers of deforestation is organized crime activities, including drug trafficking.

USDA accepting grant applications for wood products

Washington D.C. – Grants worth approximately $13 million are available to support market innovation in wood products and wood energy. The Oct. 19 announcement from Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh came during a “Leaders for the Built Environment” virtual event and kicks off National Forest Products Week as proclaimed by President Biden.