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Warm Up with Hot Building Market in 2018Friday, Jan 26, 2018

January Take Always:

  • Panel prices almost down to year-ago levels
  • A little relief on Lumber prices, but Western species (SPF, DF and Studs) still remain high
  • US Housing starts are up at the end of 2017
  • Housing demand remains strong
  • Construction is predicted to be strong in 2018
  • What is the Impact of Harvey?Thursday, Sep 07, 2017

    Last month it was wildfires in Canada and now Mother Nature 2.0 has stuck again with Hurricane Harvey along the Texas Coast.  While we are all thinking about those…

    August NewsThursday, Aug 10, 2017

    What do politics and Mother Nature have in common?  They both mess with lumber pricing.  Over the past months I have been communicating the details of the Softwood…

    July 2017 Lumber UpdateFriday, Jul 14, 2017

    The US-Canadian Softwood Lumber Agreement hit another milestone as the Department of Commerce levied two (2) duties (CVD & Anti-Dumping) against Canadian mills.…