U.S. housing starts dropped significantly in May 2022, down 14.4% from April to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.549 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report. Both single-family and multi-family starts took hits, with single-family declining 9.2% to a rate of 1.051 million, and multi-family dipping 26.8% to 469,000.
The downslides in May come after both single-family and multi-family had one of their best performances of the year in April.
U.S. housing building permits were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.695 million, down 7% from April, with single-family at 1.048 million, down 5.5%, and multi-family down 10% to 592,000.
U.S. privately-owned housing completions were at a rate of 1.465 million in May, which was 9.1% above April, led by multi-family’s 33.2% gain to 417,000, while single-family was 1.043 million, up 2.8% over April.
The Westervelt Co. recently announced a change of leadership in the wood products business. Mark Richardson has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager, Wood Products, effective January 1, 2023. He will be promoted into the role currently held by Joe Patton, who recently announced his retirement after a 24 plus year career with the company…
Two of New England’s top performing eastern white pine manufacturing facilities will be stronger together as Hancock Lumber announced plans to acquire Madison Lumber Mill of Madison, NH. Hancock Lumber’s eastern white pine operations will expand to four mills with its first sawmill acquisition in more than 20 years…
U.S. housing starts in August jumped 12.2% over July to an annual rate of 1.575 million, breaking a three month losing streak, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report…
USNR announced in early September, they have sold the DynaStar Maintenance Management Software to DrekiTek Software Solutions Ltd., and looks forward to a long-term relationship with DrekiTek Software Solutions as it continues the development and support of the DynaStar system…
Following a pandemic-induced cancellation in 2020, the biennial Timber Processing & Energy Expo returns September 28-30 to the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Ore. Hatton-Brown Expositions, an affiliate of Timber Processing magazine, has hosted the event since 2010…
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