Beetle Plague Spurs Canadians On U.S. Sawmill Buying Spree

In the 60 years since Bob Jordan III joined his family’s North Carolina sawmill business, he hasn’t seen anything quite like the Canadian invasion of the South’s lumber industry. “You didn’t have people coming in from the outside — we never had this before,”...

Canada Lumbering Toward Another Softwood Lumber Agreement

As I write this, the Canadian dollar is worth less than 88 U.S. cents and no one is expecting it to make any drastic moves soon. Not long ago the loonie was above parity with the greenback and we are now concerned about the implications of its fall. The benefits of a...

B.C. Achieves Record Lumber Exports Goal

The province of British Columbia has set a new record that many believed to be unattainable. With lumber export sales of 4.28 billion board feet as of November, exports to China have already surpassed the province’s 2008 goal of exporting four billion board feet...