U.S. housing starts soared in March 2021, with both single-family and multi-family starts contributing to the boom, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report.
Combined starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.739 million, a whopping 19.4% above February and 37% above March a year ago when the pandemic struck.
Single-family starts in March were at an annual rate of 1.238 million, 15.3% above February and nearly 41% above March 2020. Multi-family starts were 477,000 in March, a 30% jump over February and 27% above March 2020.
Housing starts had dipped in January and February, following four consecutive months of growth to round out 2020.
U.S. housing building permits were 1.766 million in March, 2.7% above February and 30.2% over March 2020. Single-family permits were 1.199 in March, 4.6% above February and 35.6% over March 2020.
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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