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 Z-Trak2 family ushers in a new era of 5GigE 3D profile sensors for high-speed, in-line real-time lumber measurement and inspection.Offering 2,000 points per profile, all Z-Trak2 models are factory calibrated and offered with either blue or red eye safe lasers to suit various surface properties and operating environments. All sensors are housed in IP67 enclosures for harsh environments and come bundled with Teledyne’s Sherlock 8 —a point-and-click, rapid application development software package…
Looks like construction of the new Canfor $160 million southern yellow pine sawmill in DeRidder, La. is in motion, according to these photos taken by Senior Editor Jessica Johnson as she was passing through the area in early June on an assignment trip…
Evergreen Engineering co-CEO Justin Price will serve as president of the Forest Products Society for the 2022-23 term. Price takes over from Terry Liles, Director of Raw Materials for Huber Engineered Woods…
Elmsdale Lumber Co. in Nova Scotia has engaged McDonough Manufacturing for what will be a complete sawmill modernization over the summers of 2022 and 2023. This project will see upgrades to both primary and secondary sawing systems designed to increase capacity and more importantly yield…
Scenic Skamani Lodge at the Columbia River Gorge hosted the Western Wood Products Assn. annual meeting and also the board meeting of the Softwood Lumber Board during May 24-26…
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