Following two months of uptick, U.S. housing starts declined 7% in July from June 2021, showing a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.534 million, which was 2.5% above July 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report.
Single-family starts were at an annual rate of 1.11 million, down 4.5% from June, but up 11.7% over a year ago. Multi-family (five units or more) came in at 412,000, down 13.6% from the previous month and down 16.3% from a year ago.
Housing building permits were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.635 million in July, 2.6% above the previous month, and 6% over a year ago. Single-family permits came in at 1.048 million, down 1.7% from June and up 5.5% from the same period last year. Multi-family reached 532,000 in July, up 11.1% over the previous month and ahead of last year by 6.4%.
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…
Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing July 2022 – Do you want to get confused? Let’s go to Diboll, Texas. Here you’ll find the Georgia-Pacific sawmill, which is our cover story this issue as written by Senior Editor Jessica Johnson…
Officials with D.R. Johnson Lumber report the company’s Prairie City, Ore. sawmill was back up and running the second week in July. Prairie Wood Products, a division of D.R. Johnson Lumber Co., had been idled since 2009 due to economic downturn pressures…
Richmond, BC-headquartered and privately held holding company, Paper Excellence Group, a manufacturer of pulp and paper products with seven facilities in Canada, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Domtar Corp. is acquiring Montreal-based…
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