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New Zealand Leads As World’s Largest Exporter of Softwood Logs

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 06/25/2014 7:41PM

New Zealand exported more than 20 percent of the world’s softwood logs in 2013, making it the global leader, reports Wood Resource Quarterly.

Nucraft Appoints Fourth Generation of Family Leadership

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 06/25/2014 6:18PM

Matt Schad has succeeded his father, Tim Schad, as chief executive officer of Nucraft Furniture Company.

BC Sawmill Contests $1M Fine for Fatal Fire & Explosion

By Rich Christianson Posted: 06/25/2014 3:00PM

Babine Forest Products Ltd. is contesting a $1 million penalty imposed by WorkSafeBC for the January 2012 sawmill fire and explosion that killed two employees and injured nearly two dozen others.

Analysts Note Positive Growth in Cabinet and Vanity Manufacturing

By Alex Keown Posted: 06/25/2014 11:51AM

Despite a sluggish revenue period between 2009 and 2011, upward trends in new and existing home sales have spurred a rebound in the cabinet and vanity manufacturing industry, with sales increasing to $14.8 billion as of earlier this year.

New-Home Sales Hit Highest Level in Six Years

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 06/25/2014 11:37AM

Newly built, single-family home sales saw the highest rate since May 2008, according to data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Dorel to Acquire Chinese Juvenile Furniture Maker

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 06/23/2014 4:29PM

Dorel Industries Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the juvenile business of Hong Kong-based Lerado Group, one of the largest juvenile product manufacturers in China. The acquisition will give Dorel its first company-owned factory in Asia.

Housing Starts Dropped in May, but Building Permits Rose

Posted By Elizabeth Fuhrman | Posted: 06/22/2014 12:19PM

Single and multifamily starts declined last month, which pulled down nationwide housing production 6.5 percent.

Canada Housing in 3-Month Holding Pattern

Posted by Rich Christianson | Posted: 06/22/2014 11:26AM

Canadian housing starts held steady for the third straight month in May and the market appears to be headed for a "soft landing" this year, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

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