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Weyerhaeuser Earnings Up 31 Percent; 2014 Net Triples to $1.8 B

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 01/30/2015 9:10AM

Lumber giant Weyerhaeuser (NYSE: WY) fourth quarter earnings rose 31% to $166 million on revenues of $1.8 billion. For the year, net income more than tripled to $1.8 billion. China's demand slackened, the company says.


U.S. Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement Expires October 2015

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 01/26/2015 11:13AM

The Softwood Lumber Agreement between the United States and Canada is set to expire October 2015, marking the end of the two-year extension. The agreement prohibits the Canadian federal and provincial governments from providing subsidies to the Canadian lumber industry.


Poplar Remains Popular, With Strong Domestic and Export Demand

By Andy Johnson Posted: 01/23/2015 12:13PM

Poplar’s run of strong domestic and export demand will continue for the foreseeable future. Domestically, Poplar will remain one of the strongest selling species to millwork, moulding and furniture manufacturers.


Timbervest Sells $14.2 Million of Forestry Assets, 10,400 Acres

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 01/20/2015 2:58PM

Timber investment firm Timbervest LLC has sold more than 10,000 acres of timberland assets in Florida, South Carolina and Vermont from its fund. The combined value of the three transactions totals more than $14.2 million.




Flooring Firms Taper Buys as Hardwood Markets Start Off 2015

By Andy Johnson Posted: 01/15/2015 5:46PM

Hardwood sales to cabinet plants were steady to a bit better. Flooring plants continued to restrict incoming lumber with lower prices or by restricting purchase orders to a few loads per vendor.


Hardwood Checkoff Proposal Moves Forward, with Controversy

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 01/14/2015 4:26PM

Despite an opposition group's claim to the contrary, a "green light" has been given to the proposed Hardwood Checkoff program for further review by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, says the committee sponsoring the initiative.


Interfor Acquires Four Sawmills from Simpson Lumber

Posted: 01/13/2015 7:41AM

Canadian lumber firm Interfor will acquire four sawmills from Simpson Lumber for $94.7 million. The move increases Interfor's total capacity by 30% and pushes its U.S. business from 57% to 67% of Interfor's total capacity.


Plum Creek's Timber Sustainability Challenged by Watchdog Group

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 01/08/2015 12:18PM

Plum Creek's logging practices are under fire by the Center for Sustainable Economy for what it claims is a "pattern of willful non-compliance with the law and clearcuts that have left extensive resource damage on the ground."


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