Ipe Woods USA introduces lumber industry AI system

MIAMI — Ipe Woods USA, a supplier of premium hardwood decking and lumber, announced the development of the first AI system tailored for the lumber industry. Exclusively available to Ipe Woods USA customers, this AI system offers numerous benefits for informed decision-making and enhanced customer experience.

Canadian News

Canfor extending production curtailments in BC

Canfor Corp. is extending its sawmill curtailments in British Columbia due to ongoing weak market conditions and the lack of available economic fiber. The production capacity will be reduced through two-week curtailment extensions in January at select solid wood facilities in B.C. This will remove approximately 21 million board feet in addition to the 150 million board feet previously announced on December 5, 2022. The company said it plans to continue to adjust operating rates to align with market conditions and the available supply of economically viable timber.

Woodworking Industry News

Mead Lumber purchases Teague Lumber Company Inc.

Mead Lumber Company has purchased Teague Lumber Company Inc. of Kansas City, Mo. Teague Lumber has served the Kansas City metro area as a full-service lumber yard and building material supplier for residential and light commercial new construction since 2002. The company has four locations in the Kansas City area: corporate office, including the millwork operation and a separate lumber yard in Grandview, Mo., as well as lumber yards in Liberty, Mo., and Bonner Springs, Kan.

Woodworking Industry News

Fire destroys lumber yard

A third-generation, family-owned lumber yard in Seneca Falls, N.Y., was destroyed by fire on Sunday, July 3.  Fire departments from four communities responded just after 5:30 p.m. Sunday to find flames shooting from a Ferrara Lumber location in Senaca Falls. The store supplied lumber, cabinetry, and hardware to the region.