U.S. housing starts experienced another month of growth in June 2021, reaching a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.643 million, a 6.3% increase over May and 29.1% above June 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 a rate of 1.16 million, a 6.3% increase over May and 28.5% above June 2020. Multi-family rate in June was 474,000, a 6.8% increase over May and 30.6% above June 2020.
June 2020 represented the beginning of housing starts picking up momentum and coming out of the pandemic.
Housing building permits were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.598 million in June, down 5.1% from May and 23.3% above June 2020. Single-family permits were 1.063 million, 6.3% below May. Multi-family permits in June were 483,000, down 1.6% from May.
Corvallis, Ore.-based Lucidyne Technologies, which was purchased in 2020 by Microtec, is now named Microtec Corvallis as Microtec finalizes its branding integration plans. Last year, following its acquisitions of Finscan and Woodeye, Microtec rebranded Finscan as Microtec Espoo and Woodeye as…
U.S. softwood lumbermen are not as bullish about their lumber business situation as they were a year ago, but they’re still upbeat and capital expenditure projects are in full force, according to Timber Processing’s annual 2022 U.S. Sawmill Operations & Capital Expenditures Survey…
U.S. single-family housing starts in April dipped 7.3% from March to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.1 million, but multi-family starts (five units or more) shot up 16.8% over March to 612,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new…
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has reappointed George Emmerson, J.D. Hankins II, Brian Luoma and Brad Thorlakson to serve second terms on the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) Board of Directors. He has also appointed past Director Marc…
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