August 16, 2022

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› After Florida fed court bans Brazilian plywood certifier, another appears
Less than a month after a federal judge barred a Brazilian firm from certifying any more plywood, due to questions about the material meeting U.S. standards, a new certification organization has popped up. And a U.S. plywood coalition is crying foul. The U.S. Structural Plywood Integrity Coalition last week asked a federal court in South Florida for an injunction, blocking Forestwood Industries from certifying that Brazilian plywood meets what’s known as the PS1 standard required by most U.S. building codes, the coalition said in a statement.

› More than 8,000 jobs up for grabs at South Florida job fair
The Mega Job Fair is being held this week in Broward County and there are more than 8,000 jobs available from 100 different employers. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at FLA Live Arena at One Panther Parkway in Sunrise. The event is free and so is parking, but attendees are asked to pre-register for the event online. Some of the companies attending the job fair include the Florida Panthers/FLA Live Arena, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood and American Express.

› Direct flights from Fort Lauderdale to Europe resume as new airline, Norse Atlantic, begins service
Direct air service from Fort Lauderdale to Europe was resurrected on Monday as the startup discount carrier Norse Atlantic Airways readied its first flight to Oslo, Norway. The new airline, whose U.S. headquarters is in Fort Lauderdale, reportedly will start flights to Paris and other European cities from the Broward County airport later this year. Norse launched its service last week out of JFK International Airport in New York and plans to start flights from Orlando International Airport on July 5.

› Garden Theatre interim artistic director quits after 1 week
Just a week after stepping in for departing Garden Theatre artistic director Joseph Walsh, Rob Winn Anderson has resigned. That leaves the Winter Garden theater without anyone in the top creative position while it also continues to look for a full-time manager of the organization’s business affairs.

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