The Pier Review

Hi there!

Hope this newsletter finds you well, safe, and healthy. We have some exciting new products and many news updates in the furniture and woodworking world that you should know about. And, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me at my email, charlie@usfutaba.com.


Product Highlights

Adjustable Door Guide

  • For a door thickness of 25/32″ – 2-11/64″ (20 mm – 55 mm)
  • Screws and dowels included
  • Available in matte black, oil rubbed bronze, and stainless steel

Surface Mount Flush Handle & Bar Pull

  • Flush mount does not require a routed door surface
  • For a door thickness of 1-3/8″ – 2-11/64″ (35 mm – 55 mm)
  • Bar pull handle dimensions:
    • Length: 12”
    • Diameter Ø: 15/16”
  • Screws, Allen key, and 2 backplates are included
    • Backplates have a diameter Ø of 1-3/4”
  • Available in matte black, oil rubbed bronze, and stainless steel

Surface Mount Flush Handles

  • Flush mount does not require a routed door surface
  • For a door thickness of 1-3/8″ – 2-11/64″ (35 mm – 55 mm)
  • Height 8-21/32″ (220 mm)
  • Screws and Allen key are included
  • Available in matte black, oil rubbed bronze, and stainless steel

AWFS Has Launched a Job Board

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers recently launched a job board for employers and job seekers alike to access on AWFS.org.

With the challenge of unemployment and open positions in the woodworking industry, it’s a way for employers with job vacancies to connect with job seekers searching for new job opportunities in their area and profession. 

Access the job board here: https://www.awfs.org/jobs



AWFS Fair Safety Precautions for 2021

The AWFS is still planning to hold its AWFS Fair July 20-23, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center while taking a broad spectrum of safety precautions. 

All AWFS Fair attendees will be able to visit the Safety Pavillion where there will be a collection of safety gear, tools, and resources to ensure safety in the industry. At the event, you will learn the latest in safety, develop new partnerships, and discover new, cost-effective safety solutions for your workplace.

You can learn more here.



Interzum Guangzhou Was a Huge Success in China

Interzum Guangzhou took place in China July 27-30, 2020 and is the poster child for returning to normalcy after months of uncertainty. The event had huge participation despite being suspended for a month due to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

The event demonstrated that trade fairs and events with strict health and hygiene guidelines and a limited number of admissions can go off smoothly in spite of the pandemic. If anything, the success of this event gives us hope for the future. 



NAFCD, NBMDA Annual Convention Goes Virtual

For health and safety reasons, the North American Association of Flooring Covering Distributors and the North American Building Material Distribution Association announced that its 2020 annual convention is transitioning to a fully-virtual event. 

Originally meant to take place in November 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. 

Register at this link.



Zinus USA Inc. will be opening its 1st US manufacturing facility

E-commerce furniture and mattress giant Zinus USA Inc. is opening its first North American advanced manufacturing facility. It will cost $108 million to build and will open in McDonough, Georgia in the first half of 2021. When it opens, it is expected to create 804 jobs in Henry Country, Georgia.

Zinus is known as an industry leader with mattresses and home furnishing products that are infused in natural ingredients such as green tea, olive oil, and charcoal. 


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

Charlie Ferrall

Email: charlie@usfutaba.com
Mobile: (757) 478-5587
Work: (757) 549-0036

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