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Western Forest Products completes acquisition of Columbia Vista

Western Forest Products Inc. completed the acquisition of certain assets of Columbia Vista Corporation and related entities located in Vancouver [...]

A look at the largest U.S. mass timber building

T3 Atlanta is the second T3 office building ("timber, transit, technology") for the developer Hines. The first T3 in Minneapolis [...]

The United States is considering reducing import duties on Chinese products

The United States is considering at least partial loosening of import duties on Chinese products to accelerate trade negotiations.  [...]

Lumber prices in the US pick up through the end of January

Wintry weather held back trading in some lumber markets in the US, but sellers of framing lumber turned in their [...]

China’s economic growth falls to a three-decade low in 2018

As a result of the tariff dispute with the Trump administration, China's economic growth fell to a three-decade [...]

Global lumber market affected by slowing Chinese economy and trade disputes

As a result of the Chinese economy going down and the trade disputes the country has with the U.S [...]

Lumber prices in the US pick up in mid-January

Trading in dry framing lumber picked up amid more curtailment news in British Columbia, and a sense that downside risk [...]

ISO publishes chain of custody standard for wood products

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) has published a new, voluntary standard for chain of custody (CoC) of wood and [...]

West Fraser curtails production at 3 sawmills

West Fraser announced temporary curtailments of approximately three weeks of production throughout the first quarter of 2019 at each of [...]

Chinese traders concerned on rising prices for US hardwoods

The trade friction between China and the United States has been on everyone’s mind in 2018, especially manufacturers which [...]