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Construction Lumber Contract Prices Dip as Stockpiles Mount

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/21/2014 7:37AM

Pricing in future contracts on lumber for construction have been dropping, as wood supplies at mills built up during the extended winter freeze and home building slowed.


Hardwood Prices Firm Despite Spring Thaw in Supply

By Andy Johnson Posted: 04/18/2014 2:19PM

In most of the Eastern hardwood producing regions, spring has arrived. But with supply still far below demand, it is unlikely that any major price reductions will occur during the next several months.


Wood Damaged by Ice Storm Fuels Power Plant in South Carolina

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/13/2014 9:40PM

Nearly 21,000 tons of timber and woody debris damaged by February ice storms in the Southeast is being burned at Ameresco's Savannah River bio-energy plant in Aiken, SC. It represents 55% of the power plant's wood fuel purchases.


Why Horses Hate One of Our Favorite Woods - Black Walnut

By Daniel Cassens and Christina Wilson Posted: 04/13/2014 6:20PM

From the horses’ viewpoint, bedding down on walnut shavings or sawdust could literally result in death.




Kiln Dried Hardwood and Green Lumber in Short Supply

By Andy Johnson Posted: 04/11/2014 9:58AM

The severe winter has had lingering impacts on the hardwood industry with tight green lumber supplies as well as tight inventories of kiln dried lumber. However, prices have remained steady.


Corrupt Timber Sales in Mynamar Top $6 Billion: EIA Report

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 04/10/2014 10:51AM

A new report by Environmental Investigation Agency shows widespread corruption in the logging and exporting by Myanmar of teak and other woods.


Hines Supply Announces Grand Opening of Grayslake Location

Posted: 04/08/2014 9:41PM

Hines Supply expands its services to the Northern Illinois professional homebuilder, remodeler and contractor with the Grand Opening of its Grayslake full-service building supply center and design showroom on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.


Tight Hardwood Supplies and Price Hikes Boost Substitute Species

By Andy Johnson Posted: 04/08/2014 11:42AM

With U.S. hardwood supplies tight and prices still rising, many buyers are searching for substitute species from other parts of the world.


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