Global Lumber Market: Futures Prices Still Breaking Records

Back in March, FreightWaves reported on a “perfect storm for lumber markets”: a confluence of strong global demand and critical supply issues that caused futures prices for a thousand board feet of lumber to break $500 for the first time ever. To put that number in...

Idaho Industry Teams Up With Colleges To Fill Sawmill Jobs

Idaho’s sawmills once relied on the brute strength of their workers to turn logs into lumber. Now, they need more employees like Jeremy Lozano-Keays. The 30-year-old electrical technician is part of a team overseeing the sophisticated electronic equipment that keeps...

Engineered Lumber Industry Sees A Positive Boost

Like much of the industry, engineered wood producers are still navigating a fickle recovery in which builders are challenged by supply constraints, tight lending, and hard-to-come-by lots. Though the market is emerging from the recession, it’s still on the slow side....