Content about Softwood

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.

October 31, 2010

Having lumber orders to fill and not enough inventory on the ground may sound like...

Having lumber orders to fill and not enough inventory on the ground may sound like a dream to LBM dealers right now. But that day may arrive sometime in 2015, according to a forecast by Henry Spelter, an economist with Forest Economic Advisors. Reduced capacity, increased demand from China, the pine beetle infestation in Western Canada and other factors will combine to raise the prices of softwood lumber as supplies tighten.

September 19, 2010

British Columbia and Russia are considered to be the two biggest winners as China’s ongoing...

April 10, 2008

The company pointed to “falling demand and poor pricing for softwood lumber with no indications...

February 13, 2008

The company said it will sell the Fort St. James sawmill to the Sinar Mas...

January 24, 2008

The national trade group wants a new ALSC grade stamp that would identify eco-friendly lumber...

January 16, 2008

The Chicago-based wholesaler has acquired the assets of Service Lumber, an industrial hardwood distributor....

November 19, 2007

The three mills produce high-quality softwood lumber products....

October 8, 2007

A stronger Canadian dollar and falling softwood lumber product prices led to the planned shutdown....

August 14, 2007

The Portland, Ore.-based lumber producer will shut down two British Columbia mills for two weeks....

June 24, 2007

RISI, a leading source of economic intelligence on the forest products industry, will present at...