Rebounding Lumber Market Meets Workforce Challenge

For years Pyramid Mountain Lumber Inc. thought the availability of logs was going to be their limiting factor for profitability and capital improvements. This winter they are up six million board feet in their log yard compared to a year ago. The future is looking...

U.S. Lumber Prices Soar, Creating Huge Uncertainties

The U.S. lumber markets are already seeing some major price volatility, where W-SPF lumber prices soared by a whopping 25% (US$78/Mbf) in the three-week period between January 27 and February 17, 2017 and up US$83/Mbf over the previous five-week period. This...

U.S. And Canada Begin Lumber Trade Talks

Ottawa and Washington have begun talks toward renewing a pact regarding the export of Canadian lumber to U.S. markets, Canada’s trade minister, Chrystia Freeland, told lawmakers here Thursday. Ms. Freeland said Canadian negotiators were in Washington last week...