Lumber prices have hit $1,000 per thousand board feet, an all-time high, according to data from Random Lengths.
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Wood manufacturing and woodworking construction sectors showed continued strength in February 2014. Construction employment rose, and so did wood product orders and lumber prices.
Construction employers added 15,000 workers to payrolls in February despite harsh winter working conditions, raising industry employment to the highest level since June 2009, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.
Prices for construction materials moved higher in January, propelled by large jumps in items used in new housing and nonresidential building renovations, according to an analysis of new federal figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that contractors were paying more for materials even as the pending federal spending “sequestration” threatens to cancel an estimated $4 billion worth of construction activity this year.
The cost of construction materials took a breather in April, while contractors showed slightly greater ability to roll past price increases into their bids, according to an analysis of producer price index figures released today by the Associated General Contractors of America.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) today announced the new officers who have been selected to lead the nation’s largest construction trade association.
A survey by the Associated General Contractors of America and Computer Guidance Corp., conducted as part of the 2012 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook, shows some promising signs, especially for construction employment even as the overall outlook remains mixed.
Construction spending totaled $807 billion in November 2011, the highest level since June 2010, according to a report from the AGC.
Construction spending totaled $807 billion in November 2011, the highest level since June 2010, as homebuilding, private nonresidential construction and public construction all increased compared to October, the AGC reported.