U.S. housing starts in October increased 2% from September to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.372 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report. Single-family starts were at a rate of 970,000, about even with September, while multi-family starts were 382,000, an increase of 5%.
Building permits were 1.487 million, up a percent over September, with single-family at 968,000, a half percent increase, and multi-family was 469,000, an increase of 2.2%.
Housing completions were at an annual rate of 1.410 million, down 4.6% from September, with single-family at 993,000, a percent below September, and multi-family at 408,000, a decrease of 12.6%.
Vida Purchases Swedish SawmillVIDA AB plans to acquire a 50MMBF sawmill from Ingarp Träskydd for 50 million SEK ($6 million CAD). The sawmill has the potential for expansion to 100MMBF. The acquisition marks a continued investment in the area around Vida's sawmills in...
Article by Rich Donnell, Editor-in-Chief, Timber Processing October 2023 – The conclusion of the SFPA Expo held in Nashville in August can only mean one thing. It’s time to move on to the next major sawmill machinery show: the Timber Processing & Energy Expo (TP&EE)…
Every year, millions of workers get injured on the job, and a significant number of reported occupational injuries are hand related. But some of the best companies have managed to reduce hand injuries by 50, even 90 percent. How?
PotlatchDeltic Corp. has announced that Ryan Daniels and Bobby Pannell have joined the Wood Products division, with Daniels serving as Director of Operations, responsible for leading the manufacturing teams at the six lumber facilities and the St. Maries plywood mill, and Pannell serving as Director of Engineering, responsible for leading the engineering, reliability, and continuous improvement team for the division…
U.S. Dept. of Labor obtained a federal consent order and judgment against a Northern sawmill operator following the death of a child due to an “industrial accident.” The order requires the company to place labels and signage to prevent children under age 18 from using dangerous equipment and entering the company’s sawmill and planer buildings…
U.S. housing starts increased 7% in September from August, coming in at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.358 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report. Single-family starts were at a rate of 963,000, up 3.2%, and multi-family starts were 383,000, up 17%…
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