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By Bill Esler | Updated: 02/26/2013 3:05:00 PM
A sawmill revival, driven by home building recovery and exports to China, is driving a boom in hiring at timber and lumber manufacturing companies around the country.
By Andy Johnson | Updated: 02/22/2013 10:32:00 AM
Business for hardwood lumber companies continues to show improvement with higher demand noted from architectural millwork and commercial fixture manufacturers.
Updated: 02/21/2013 8:13:00 PM
Officials from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced today that a quarantine will be established in Berkshire County, MA, in order to stop the spread of the invasive insect species Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
Updated: 02/19/2013 2:42:00 PM
The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased by 1.5 percent to US$83.52/m3 in the 4Q/12 after having declined for five consecutive quarters. This time marked the longest period of continuous decline since the Index was established in 1995, falling continuously from the all-time-high in the 2Q/11 through the 3Q/12.
Updated: 02/17/2013 3:06:00 PM
New design values for ALL sizes and grades of visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber were published in the SPIB Supplement No.13 to the 2002 Standard Grading Rules for Southern Pine Lumber on Feb. 11, 2013.
Updated: 02/15/2013 8:46:00 PM
The Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB), in collaboration with the Quebec Forest Industry Council (QFIC), the Maritime Lumber Bureau (MLB) et the Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA) are delighted with the outcome of the 2013 Montréal Wood Convention, which ended today at the hotel Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. The resumption of this traditional meeting between lumber purchasers and producers proved to be a success in terms not only of the number of registered participants but also of the quality of the featured speakers.
Updated: 02/15/2013 4:04:00 PM
Weyerhaeuser now offers Trus Joist Parallam Plus PSL with Wolmanized preservative protection in select western states.