U.S. housing starts continue to flourish, rising in October to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.530 million, a 4.9% increase over September and a whopping 14.2% hike compared to October 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report.
Single-family starts in October were 1.179 million, up 6.4% from September and an amazing 29.4% over October a year ago.
Multi-family starts, however, continued a downward trend, at 334,000, a 3.2% dip from September and nearly 20% lower than October 2019.
U.S. single-family starts have now increased six consecutive months, since the low of 679,000 during the pandemic shutdown in April.
Housing building permits in October were at 1.545 million, nearly the same as September and 2.8% above October 2019. Single-family permits in October were 1.120 million, a percent above September and 20.6% above October 2019.
Multi-family permits were 365,000 in October, down 6% from September.
Officials with D.R. Johnson Lumber report the company’s Prairie City, Ore. sawmill was back up and running the second week in July. Prairie Wood Products, a division of D.R. Johnson Lumber Co., had been idled since 2009 due to economic downturn pressures…
Richmond, BC-headquartered and privately held holding company, Paper Excellence Group, a manufacturer of pulp and paper products with seven facilities in Canada, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Domtar Corp. is acquiring Montreal-based…
USNR, a division of Wood Technologies International, has acquired Timber Automation, an industry leader in sawmill equipment and technology. The deal adds more than 250 employees and more than 200,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space…
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