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Industrial Wood Components Demand to Reach $8.8B

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 08/07/2013 1:46PM

Demand for industrial wood products is expected to grow an average of 7 percent annually from 2013 to 2018 to $8.8 billion, according to a recent study by IBISWorld. The current market is $6.3 billion.

Cherry: A Sweet Species for Furniture

By Jo-Ann Kaiser Posted: 08/07/2013 10:45AM

Cherry's grain and rich color make it a prized wood for furniture, architectural millwork, cabinetry and more.

ISA Celebrates 2013 “Award of Distinction” Winners

Posted: 08/02/2013 4:59PM

The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) has bestowed high honors on a select group of arborists, educators, researchers, and business owners as part of the 2013 Awards of Distinction program, sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts.

Sawmills Struggle for Logs; Flooring Brisk

Posted: 08/02/2013 4:14PM

While some contacts indicated that hardwood lumber sales have slowed in June and July, many we surveyed said business is still pretty good. At the very least, sales appear to be holding, whereas most years at this time they weaken. Sawmills continued to struggle to get as many logs as they would like, with the problem seemingly equal parts wet weather and logger shortages.

Forest2Market Reports 2Q2013 Delivered Wood Fiber Prices

Posted: 08/01/2013 3:14PM

Forest2Market’s latest Midwest Delivered Price Benchmark shows average prices for aspen remained relatively steady throughout the second quarter of 2013.

LEED Ban Proposed by U.S. Senator

By Bill Esler Posted: 07/31/2013 9:40PM

A ban on Federal funds for LEED building has been inserted in a transportation funding bill by Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). Wicker's intent isn't to promote use of non-FSC lumber, but to restrict Federally funded "green washing."

Wood Councils Release 2 Wood Environmental Product Declarations

Posted: 07/31/2013 2:02PM

The American Wood Council (AWC) and Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have announced the release of two new environmental product declarations (EPDs) for laminated veneer lumber and wood I-joists.

Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update

Posted: 07/29/2013 9:33PM

Wood pellet exports from North America were up over 50% in the 1Q/13 from 1Q/12 with the United Kingdom being the major export destination, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review

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