U.S. housing starts (single-family and multi-family combined) came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.569 million in April, down 9.5% from March but 67% above April 2020 when the pandemic severely hit the housing construction market.
Single-family starts were 1.087 million in April, 13.4% below March and nearly 59% above April a year ago. Multi-family was 470,000 in April, up 4% from March and a whopping 98% above April a year ago.
Housing building permits were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.76 million in April, about the same as in March and 61% above April 2020. Single-family permits were 1.149 million in April, 3.8% below March. Multi-family permits in April were 559,000, 11% above March.
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…
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…
USNR, a division of Wood Technologies International, has acquired Timber Automation, an industry leader in sawmill equipment and technology. The deal adds more than 250 employees and more than 200,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space…
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