Raw Materials

The U.S. and Canada have agreed to continue holding negotiations on softwood lumber separate from the NAFTA modernization talks that started last week.

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of two families who said the smell and chemical used on the TJI Joists with Flak Jacket Protection made them sick.

U.S. lumber mill owners said on Thursday they were "in no hurry" to reach a softwood lumber deal with Canada that fails to limit Canadian producers' share of the U.S. market to a strict percentage.

At the request of its component manufacturer (CM) members, SBCA has researched steel price indexes and developed a series of graphs to help illustrate trends in the price of cold-rolled steel.

Penda is proposing an 18-storey residential block that would stand 62 metres tall, with a modular structure made from cross-laminated timber (CLT).

BMO Capital Markets downgraded much of the sector on concerns that punitive U.S. duties, a stronger Canadian dollar and ongoing litigation would hurt the sector.

A recent article in Architect Magazine highlighted a new process for creating lightweight, high-strength steel called “flash bainite.” 

The city of Springfield, as part of a redevelopment project, prioritized using the wood product and this year is finishing construction of a four-story parking structure made out of CLT.

Louisiana-Pacific executives have agreed to pay $22 million for a Minnesota-based company that makes a fire-retardant coating.

Canada and the United States must chop down one big, remaining impediment to a deal on softwood lumber: who gets to fill the U.S. demand for lumber in the event of a hot construction market like the present one, when American supply falls short.