According to the U.S. Census Bureau monthly new residential construction report, U.S. single-family housing starts continued their climb in August, reaching 1.021 million, a 4.1% increase over July and 12% above August a year ago. Multi-family starts, however, were at 375,000 in August, a 25% decline from July and a 17% drop from August 2019. Combined single-family and multi-family starts were 1.416 million in August, 5.1% below July and 2.8% above August 2019.
Largest percentage of single-family starts came in the West and Midwest at 23% and 20%, respectively.
Single-family building permits were 1.036 million, 6% above July and 15.6% above August 2019. Multi-housing permits for August were 381,000, 17% down from July and 29% down from August 2019. Single-family and multi-family permits combined for August were 1.47 million, a percent below July and about event with August 2019.
Single-family completions in August were 912,000 in August, down 4.4% from July.
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…
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Binderholz is implementing Trimble Forestry’s LIMS and WeighWiz solutions for its newly acquired sawmill location in Live Oaks, Fla. LIMS is a widely used log accounting and contracting system. LIMS provides management control over all phases of timberland, woodland, yard and mill operations…
Officials with Idaho Forest Group announced at the end of August the closure of its St. Regis, Mont. sawmill in late November. The company had acquired the mill in 2017 from Tricon Timber. A post on IFG’s website from August 2019 noted the company had added a sprinkler system, replaced some older equipment and…
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