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Boise Cascade to acquire Arling Lumber

Boise Cascade Co. announced an agreement to acquire Arling Lumber, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Arling is a third generation [...]

Interfor cuts production by 20% in BC Interior due to dropping lumber prices

Interfor Corp. says it plans to cut production by about 20 percent across its sawmills in the B.C. Interior [...]

Amazon makes major investment in prefabricated housing

As Amazon announced their investment in a prefabricated housing start-up, factory-built homes may just become the next voice [...]

Prices for lumber in the US continue to go down

Framing lumber prices in the US continued to tumble, as supplies easily outpaced demand across North America.     [...]

China alters plywood export codes as to avoid US tariffs

China increases its attempts to avoid the US tariffs on plywood imports. Thus, the identification codes which will be placed [...]

U.S. softwood lumber demand expected to reach all-time high by 2030

U.S. softwood lumber demand will grow at an annual rate of 2.3 per cent through 2030, which will [...]

Softwood lumber prices in US continue to drop sharply

Downward momentum eased in some framing lumber species in US. But even with quarter-end pressure to sell behind them [...]

Swiss Krono to expand plant in Barnwell, US

A $200+ million, 250,000 square-foot expansion of the Swiss Krono plant in Barnwell, South Carolina has been enabled [...]

Brazilian Ipe in short supply; prices up by 20%

Some of the largest exotic lumber companies in the United States ran out of much of their Ipe inventory. What [...]