U.S. housing starts, both single-family and multi-family, took a hard hit in July, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report.
Combined housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.446 million, down 9.6% from June; single-family starts were 916,000, down 10.1% from June; and multi-family (five units or more) were 514,000, down 10%.
Building permits fared somewhat better, with combined permits at 1.674 million in July, down 1.3% from June; single-family was at a rate of 928,000, 4.3% below June; and multi-family was 693,000, up 2.5% from June.
Housing completions were at a rate of 1.424 million, which was 1.1% above June; single-family completions were 1.009 million, down 0.8%; and multi-family was 412,000, up 6.7%.
U.S. single-family starts dropped for the fifth consecutive month.
The Westervelt Co. recently announced a change of leadership in the wood products business. Mark Richardson has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager, Wood Products, effective January 1, 2023. He will be promoted into the role currently held by Joe Patton, who recently announced his retirement after a 24 plus year career with the company…
Two of New England’s top performing eastern white pine manufacturing facilities will be stronger together as Hancock Lumber announced plans to acquire Madison Lumber Mill of Madison, NH. Hancock Lumber’s eastern white pine operations will expand to four mills with its first sawmill acquisition in more than 20 years…
U.S. housing starts in August jumped 12.2% over July to an annual rate of 1.575 million, breaking a three month losing streak, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report…
USNR announced in early September, they have sold the DynaStar Maintenance Management Software to DrekiTek Software Solutions Ltd., and looks forward to a long-term relationship with DrekiTek Software Solutions as it continues the development and support of the DynaStar system…
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