B.C. Forest Firms Brace For U.S. Lumber Battle

If it’s true that business hates uncertainty, then the B.C. forest industry is in for some ill feeling in 2017. Finding opportunity in the face of that uncertainty is the challenge for the coming year. The biggest challenge comes from the United States, which has...

Global Lumber Industry On Pace For A Record-Breaking Year

Global softwood lumber production is on pace to break the record set in 2015. That production is being driven in large part because the top 10 importing countries increased lumber imports during 2016’s first quarter. Global production is up 20% in the year’s first...

Beetle Plague Spurs Canadians On U.S. Sawmill Buying Spree

In the 60 years since Bob Jordan III joined his family’s North Carolina sawmill business, he hasn’t seen anything quite like the Canadian invasion of the South’s lumber industry. “You didn’t have people coming in from the outside — we never had this before,”...