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Made in America 2014: Wood Production is Growing

By Karen Koenig Posted: 08/05/2014 3:33PM

Wood plant expansions & reshoring accelerate. U.S. manufacturing continues to rise, with industrial production up 4.3 percent in June compared to the same period a year ago, according to recent figures from the Federal Reserve.

Housing Study: Multifamily Boom Not So Great for Woodworking

By Urs Buehlmann, Matt Bumgardner and Karen Koenig Posted: 08/06/2014 10:46AM

While multi-family housing does not generate the same volume of use per unit as a single family home, it does bode well for the wood products industry. Read this exclusive survey for more details.

Housing Starts Dip in June; First-Time Buyers Absent

By Urs Buehlmann and Al Schuler Posted: 08/05/2014 2:59PM

An in-depth look at the factors impacting new and existing home sales.

Consumer Considerations:Environmentally-Friendly Kitchen Remodels

Posted: 06/04/2014 3:48PM

Consumer Considerations:Environmentally-Friendly Kitchen Remodels. Source: RICKI, the Research Institute for Cooking & Kitchen Intelligence

Imports of U.S. Wood Pellets by Country

Posted: 06/04/2014 3:48PM

Imports of U.S. Wood Pellets by Country. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Architecture Billings Index Continues Negative Into May 2014

Posted: 05/21/2014 6:52AM

The Architecture Billings Index reverted into negative territory for the second months. Apri'sl ABI score was 49.6, and reflects a decrease in design activity, with an approximate 9-12 month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending.

Housing Crisis: The Fix Is In

By Bill Esler Posted: 01/18/2012 4:04PM

The supply of homes is slowly getting in balance, with many vacant homes are going to investors, and cities convert condos to low-cost rentals. Progress sparks hope among cabinetry, closets, flooring and millwork firms.

U.S. Wood Pellet Exports Double in 2013 Due to European Demands

Posted: 05/22/2014 3:05PM

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s new “Today in Energy” brief looks at the big jump in U.S. exports of wood pellets, with the vast majority of shipments going to the United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Italy.

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