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ScotiaBank Forest Products Pricing Index Edged Up in May 2014

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 07/11/2014 9:37AM

ScotiaBank says its Forest Products Index edged up in May 2014 as Western Spruce, Pine and Fir and OSB panel rose, then fell back in June. Lumber and panel buyers exercised caution as housing start growth slowed.


Sierra Pacific To Acquire Hurd Windows, Superseal Windows & Doors

By Bill Esler Posted: 07/08/2014 8:32AM

Forest products giant Sierra Pacific Industries will purchase Hurd Windows and Superseal Windows and Doors from Longroad Asset Management Sierra Pacific is the largest millwork and second largest U.S. lumber firm.


Lumber Supply Could Be Impacted by British Columbia Land Ruling

Posted Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 07/07/2014 1:41PM

North American lumber supplies and prices could be affected by the ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada granting the Tsilhqot'in First Nation title claim on land in British Columbia.


Teak Wood Prices Jump as Myanmar Exports Are Reduced

By Bob Steber Posted: 07/05/2014 2:10PM

Teak wood exports are being restricted as the Myanmar Government transfers operations from a government business to private enterprise. Only 20% of the volume is to be exported compared to last year with prices rising significantly.




Black Locust: The Valuable Locust, A Utilitarian Hardwood

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 06/30/2014 11:47AM

Black locust is remarkable for its qualities of strength and durability when used for fence posts, poles, ties, mine timbers and stakes--utilitarian roles which exceed its use for furniture and cabinetry.


Hardwood Sellers Facing Fresh Headwinds

By Andy Johnson Posted: 06/26/2014 5:01PM

Hardwood lumber sellers will face some headwinds this summer from sluggish new home starts and existing home sales, reduced remodeling market growth, and slower exports.


Millwork Shops To Substitute Cherry for Walnut

By Andy Johnson Posted: 06/26/2014 4:23PM

Cabinet plants will buy more Cherry for installation in high-end homes, and millwork shops will increasingly substitute Cherry for Walnut. China, meanwhile will continue to buy ash, which accounts for 70% of export volume.


New Zealand Sees Boom in Timber Exports

By Alex Keown Posted: 06/26/2014 12:11PM

New Zealand leads the world as the largest exporter of softwood logs, counting for more than 20 percent of global trade, as exports have doubled to approximately 16 million cubic meters, according to a report by Wood Resources International.


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