Single-Family Housing Starts Go Up

Single-Family Housing Starts Go Up 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....

Oregon Road Closures Hit Log Truck Routes

Oregon Road Closures Hit Log Truck Routes Oregon forest products operators are facing more challenges thanks to the indefinite closure of key state highway transportation routes that connect the high Cascades and central Oregon with key  log markets in the Willamette...

Louisiana Mills Endure Hurricane Laura

Louisiana Mills Endure Hurricane Laura The first major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Laura, made landfall at peak intensity in Cameron, La. on August 27. The storm was the 10th-strongest U.S. hurricane to make landfall by windspeed on...

U.S. Says WTO Ruling Misfires

U.S. Says WTO Ruling Misfires U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel report applies an “erroneous Appellate Body interpretation” and would shield Canada’s massive lumber subsidies from U.S. action imposing...

Pellet Mill Planned For South Carolina

Pellet Mill Planned For South Carolina Effingham Pellets, a subsidiary of Charles Ingram Lumber Co., plans to invest $5.4 million to establish a wood pellet operation in Florence County, SC that will produce and supply wood pellets for export sale to Europe. “We...

Binderholz Wins Klausner Sawmill

Binderholz Wins Klausner Sawmill Austria-based Binder Beteiligungs AG submitted the winning bid at auction for the Klausner Lumber One LLC sawmill in Live Oak, Fla. Binder out-bid Austria-based Mayr-Melnhof Holz and Vancouver-headquartered Mercer International. In the...