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Cashing in on Catastrophe

By Rich Christianson Posted: 03/28/2011 2:00AM

The cataclysmic damage inflicted by the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Japan will provide wood products companies around the globe with ample opportunities to profit from the reconstruction.


Japanese wood imports to hit record high

Posted: 03/28/2011 2:00AM

The wood imports will likely be affected by post-tsunami rebuilding.


Wood homes ordered for 30,000 Japan families

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/28/2011 2:00AM

Canadian pre-engineered home builder partners on thousands of homes for 90 day delivery to Japan; wood imports expected to flood Japan. 


Viceroy to build Japan earthquake homes

Posted: 03/28/2011 2:00AM

Viceroy Homes Canada and Japans Selco Partner to Provide and Build Housing Units Over Next Three Months; Responds to Japan's Call for 30,000 Temporary Homes




Lumber price spikes on Japan earthquake, tsunami

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/17/2011 2:00AM

Lumber pricing spiked in the aftermath of Japan's massive earthquake. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange reports pricing on May lumber futures rose 0.7 percent to $311.10 per 1,000 board feet, but later retreated.


Formaldehyde in mobile homes settlement

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/23/2011 2:00AM

A $2.1 million settlement may be near over formaldehyde gas emitted by particleboard, flooring materials, glues and adhesives in cabinetry, bunk beds and bench seats of mobile housing. A Federal suit was filed in Louisiana on behalf of thousands of families housed in the trailers after Hurricane Katrina.


Wood home kits donated to Haitians

Posted: 01/10/2011 2:00AM

American Nonprofit Placing Wood Shelters for Haitians; walls and floor constructed of environmentally friendly engineered wood made of LP® SmartSide® siding stronger than regular lumber and treated for resistance to termite infestation, fungi and moisture.


Wood cabins shipped to Haiti

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/10/2011 2:00AM

About 1,000 Haitians  have received  temporary wood cabin structures from  Haitian Relief & Missions. Cabin kits are built in Ohio by JDM Structures, Alpine Structures and Miller Storage Barns, then shipped via sea container to Haiti for assembly by HRM.


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