Industry News

The economic and housing news of the past few weeks suggests a continuation of the flat recovery.

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.

The pressure is on the other domestic mills as now both Nucor and US Steel have revised their coating extras on galvanized steel.

Nucor expects that its fourth quarter net income will be far below what analysts were expecting, as low steel prices cut the company's profit margins.

After 77 years, Parker Lumber is closing in Maitland, Fla., to make way for a commuter rail station.

According to a report from Fitch Ratings, after years of economic turmoil, US homebuilders should see modest gains with a stable outlook in 2012.

An example of how one homebuilder in the Pacific Northwest markets themselves as a green building solution.

SBCA has tried to foster a positive outcome to the Southern Pine Lumber (SP) design value issue. However, based on the letter issued by the SPIB this week, it appears SPIB is unwilling to consider any alternate approach to the one they took.

A final rule specifically prohibiting commercial truck drivers from using hand-held cell phones while operating their vehicles has been enacted by the FMCSA. SBCA has drafted a template mobile phone use policy for manufacturers to use.