U.S. housing starts (single-family and multi-family combined) were a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.547 million in November, an increase of 1.2% over October and 12.8% above November 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report. Housing had fallen to below 1 million seasonally adjusted in April during the early stages of the pandemic.
Single-family starts were at a rate of 1.186 million in November, a slight tick over October and a whopping 27.1% over November a year ago. Single-family starts increased for the seventh straight month, since falling below 700,000 in April.
Multi-family was 352,000 adjusted in November, 8% above October.
Housing building permits in November were at a 1.639 million rate, a 6.2% increase over October, and 8.5% above November 2019. Single-family permits were at 1.143 million, a 1.3% increase over October. Multi-family permits were rated at 441,000 in November, a 22.8% jump over October.
U.S. housing starts dipped slightly in September to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.555 million, down 1.6% from August, but 7.4% above September 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly…
By customer request Mellott Manufacturing Co., Inc. is now offering the model 70E log flare butt reducer—designed and built with the same rugged quality as the LMR debarkers and all the Mellott product lines. Adding a log flare butt reducer to a mill infeed system will vastly reduce log handling problems…
USNR and Wood Fiber Group have announced their merger. USNR is an industry-leading global supplier of sawmill and plywood mill machinery, aftermarket parts, and technical and engineering services. Wood Fiber Group is the largest supplier of cutting tools and filing room equipment to the wood products…
George W. Varn, Sr., who broke into the family turpentine business following World War II, and then along with a cousin built a chip mill and a sawmill in the late 1960s in Hoboken, Ga., called Varn Wood Products, and who became one of the patriarchs of the southern pine lumber industry, died September 4 in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., the same hospital…
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