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July 15, 2012

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for July 13, 2012

*Western - regional species perimeter foundation; Southern - regional species slab construction.

Crow's Market Recap -- A condensed recap of the market conditions for the major North American softwood lumber and panel products as reported in Crow's Weekly Market Report.

July 9, 2012

Weyerhaeuser Co. has announced its official preference for purchasing wood that is certified under the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), a program of the American Forest Foundation. More than 89,000 family forest owners managing 27 million acres of forestland are part of the American Tree Farm System.

June 1, 2012

 

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for June 1, 2012

May 18, 2012

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for May 18, 2012

April 30, 2012

Medina, Minn.-based Rockler Woodworking and Hardware announced that the company met its Earth Day goal of raising enough money to plant 20,000 new hardwood trees. 

Rockler joined efforts with the Hardwood Forestry Fund as part of an Earth Day celebration and reforestation effort. Rockler pledged to donate the price of one tree for every purchase made from April 1 through April 22, up to a goal of 20,000 trees.

Thanks to elevated customer participation, the goal was reached earlier than expected.

April 18, 2012

Georgia-Pacific Wood Products and Sherwood Lumber Co. have announced a new distribution agreement involving GP's full line of engineered wood products (EWP). The two companies have finalized terms that will provide for Sherwood Lumber to supply its dealers with a complete line of Georgia-Pacific engineered wood products, including Wood I Beam joists, GP Lam laminated veneer lumber (LVL), FiberStrong rim board and laminated beams.

March 7, 2012

SFI Inc., the non-profit organization that oversees the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program, has issued a statement criticizing the third and latest draft of LEED 2012 for only issuing LEED points or credits for certified wood that is “FSC or better.”

SFI maintains that the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which administers the LEED program, continues to put up artificial barriers, shutting out 75% of North America’s forests that are certified by programs other than the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

February 7, 2012

The Washington, D.C.-based Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) forest certification program is inviting applications for its Conservation and Community Partnerships Grants program. 

The program is now in its third year and continues to support research and outreach on responsible forestry.

February 3, 2012

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Feb. 3, 2012

*Western - regional species perimeter foundation; Southern - regional species slab construction.

February 1, 2012

Demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber, used in decking, railing, trim and other building materials, is projected to rise 13% per year until 2015, according to a report from The Freedonia Group.

January 31, 2012

Demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber, used in decking, railing, trim and other building materials, is projected to rise 13% per year until 2015, according to a report from The Freedonia Group.

January 30, 2012

Plum Creek Timber Co. has announced revenues of $315 million for its fourth quarter, an 11.5% decrease over revenues of $356 million for the same quarter of 2010. Net earnings for the quarter, which ended Dec. 31, 2010, were $61 million, compared to $59 million a year old.

In year-end figures, Plum Creek reported revenues of $1.16 billion for fiscal 2011, a 2.5% decrease over $1.19 billion in 2010. Net income for the Seattle-based company was $193 million, compared to $213 million for fiscal 2010.

January 25, 2012

Trade officials from the United States and Canada have extended their Softwood Lumber Agreement for two more years. The 2006 agreement was signed with no changes on Jan. 24 by U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Canadian Minister for International Trade Ed Fast. The extension will be in effect through Oct. 15, 2015.

December 8, 2011

Maine Governor Paul LePage has decreed that equal recognition be given to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard (SFI), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), American Tree Farm System, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification systems when incorporating green building standards into any new or expanded state buildings.

November 22, 2011

Log and lumber exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska in the first three quarters of 2011 already surpass the total exports of 2010 according to the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station.

November 21, 2011

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Nov. 18, 2011

*Western - regional species perimeter foundation; Southern - regional species slab construction.

November 11, 2011

 

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Nov. 11, 2011

November 3, 2011

A subsidiary of Great Southern Wood Preserving acquired a wood treating plant in Mansura, La., formerly owned by Elder Wood Preserving.

Great Southern CEO Jimmy Rane said the two companies have similar cultures. "Our involvement will simply enable that plant to bring more products and more resources to its customers than ever before while allowing us to expand our footprint," he said. 

Elder Wood has been an industry leader for more than 30 years, he added.

October 27, 2011

San Antonio -- The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) has announced its new leadership team installed on Oct. 26 at the ProDealer Industry Summit. 

At the association's annual meeting, the NLBMDA board of directors elected Cally Coleman Fromme, executive VP of Zarsky Lumber, as the association's new chair, replacing outgoing chair Joe Collings of Ferguson Lumber. Fromme is the first woman to lead the association in its 94-year history.

October 17, 2011

A story on homechannelnews.com about potential design value changes for Southern Pine lumber products generated comments, including one from the Southern Forest Products Association, explaining its role. 

October 10, 2011

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Oct. 7, 2011

September 30, 2011

A new U.S. Forest Service study is urging U.S. builders to prioritize wood as a green building material due to its environmental benefits, low carbon emissions, and verifiable third-party rating system for “green” certification.

August 8, 2011

Eco Building Products has announced its first successful shipment of 22 containers of “Red Shield” treated lumber, which has arrived at its Port au Prince distribution facility. The entire lumber package previously sold to local Haitian building supply companies will be distributed this coming week. 

June 20, 2011

Gaithersburg, Md.-based pro dealer TW Perry is promoting understanding of green building and environmentally friendly materials with a back-to-basics educational program.

The six-unit TW Perry has received chain-of-custody certification by both the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and it recently hosted its third annual Green Building Workshop. According to CEO Michael Cassidy, as the company's green education programs grow, they will focus on product application.

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