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The Pier Review

Hi there!

Hope this newsletter finds you well, safe, and healthy. In this issue, you’ll find some great new products and some exciting opportunities to advance your business, get exclusive deals, and network with others in the industry. And, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me at my email,

Product Highlights

Flat Rail Bypass Barn Door Hardware – Surface Mount

  • Steel with a powder coat
  • Black wheel is made of polyformaldehyde (POM)
  • Suitable for a door thickness of 1 3/8″ to 1 3/4″
  • Max weight of both doors: 200 lbs.

Flat Rail Barn Door Hardware – Top Mount

  • Steel with a powder finish or stainless steel finish
  • Black wheel is made of polyformaldehyde (POM)
  • Suitable for a door thickness of 1 3/16″ to 1 3/4″
  • Max weight of both doors: 300 lbs.
  • A 4′ rail extension – pre-drilled for soft close mechanism – is available only in steel matte finish

We will be at IWF Connect 2020

This year, IWF Connect will be hosting its trade show and conference for the woodworking industry virtually and we will be participating.

Mark your calendars for October 26-30th!

This is the best way for you to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest products and trends in the woodworking industry. Source new products, get exclusive deals, view live demos, and advance your business at one of the industry’s biggest trade shows.

For more information and to register for a chance to participate in surveys with giveaways, see our showcases, and find any show specials, visit their website.

NAFCD x NBMDA Annual Convention Goes Virtual

The annual convention put on by the North American Association of Flooring Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) will also be an entirely virtual event, November 10-12.

Originally meant to take place in Colorado Springs, the event will now offer a full line-up of live education sessions coupled with multiple networking opportunities, including a virtual exhibit hall. 

Don’t miss us at the virtual event! Register at this link.

Our Online Catalog Is Available!

Our brand new online catalog is now available with pages upon pages of the quality products you’ve come to know and expect from U.S. Futaba. 

If you prefer to have a physical copy of the online catalog, simply fill out this form and we’ll mail you a copy!

Wood Industry Supports Education During Pandemic

Woodworking teachers across the country faced an interesting challenge going back to school this year that many educators across the world are dealing with: navigating the online learning space. They had to figure out how to teach a very interactive subject virtually.

The Society of Wood Manufacturing (SWM), a Southern California-based, industry education-focused group decided to reallocate their budget and resources towards helping as many students and teachers as they could. They identified three main areas where they could provide support: procuring wood materials, securing tools and supplies for students, and assisting teachers in preparing materials and tool kits. 

They collected and donated over $60,000 in wood materials and supplies from woodworking companies!

If you would like to get involved, you can reach out to Education Manager, Adam Kessler, at 

Here are a few photos from the collection.

Furniture retailers expand home office partnerships

As nearly half of the US office workforce works from home rather than their company’s offices, the home office market was a sleeping giant awakened in a big way in March. As home offices become more and more common, home office furniture has too, driving manufacturers to wonder: what makes home office furniture different from regular office furniture?

Please contact me for additional information or any questions you may have.

Charlie Fournell-Ferrall

Mobile: (757) 478-5587
Work: (757) 549-0036