After a downward slip in July, U.S. housing starts, riding a multi-family hike, increased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.615 million in August, 3.9% above July and 17.4% over August a year ago, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report.
While single-family starts came in at 1.076 million, down 2.8% from July, multi-family (five units or more) shot to 530,000, a whopping 21.6% increase over July and 60% above August a year ago.
Housing starts began a run of consecutive monthly jumps in August 2020 that carried through the end of the year.
Housing building permits were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.728 million, 6% above July and 13.5% over August a year ago. Single-family permits came in at 1.054 million, less than a percent above July and basically even with August a year ago. Multi-family permits were 632,000, nearly 20% above July and almost 53% above August a year ago.
Every year, millions of workers get injured on the job, and a significant number of reported occupational injuries are hand related. But some of the best companies have managed to reduce hand injuries by 50, even 90 percent. How?
Brad Thorlakson, President and CEO of Tolko Industries, has announced that Pino Pucci, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Logistics will assume a newly created interim role as Tolko’s Chief Operating Officer. “This role has been created to support our succession planning process, as Pino will eventually succeed me as President & CEO,” Thorlakson says. “Pino’s proven leadership experience, significant focus on people and…
Article by Jessica Johnson, Senior Editor, Timber Processing September 2023 – Unlike my dear old boss Rich Donnell, I did not grow up in Nashville. When the Southern Forest Products Assn. announced the move from my beloved hometown of Atlanta, Ga. for its Forest Products Machinery & Equipment EXPO…
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