High Lumber Prices Boosting Maine’s Forest Industry

Prices for wood to build and renovate houses have as much as doubled over the past six months, increasing costs for consumers but boosting Maine’s softwood sales and signaling a turnaround in that segment of the forestry market, industry experts say. A number of...

NAHB CEO: Lumber Price Woes Will Persist

Headaches over the supply and price of North American lumber likely will persist for several years, the CEO of the National Association of Home Builders told lumberyard executives today, adding that one solution he’s working on is to promote imports from Chile...

Possible U.S. Trim Of Lumber Imports Fought By Canada

The Canadian government is warning U.S. politicians about the consequences of a possible new softwood lumber dispute. A letter from International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland and David MacNaughton, the Canadian ambassador to Washington, went out today to two-dozen...