Raw Materials

Earlier this year, we announced the construction of a new $135 million softwood lumber production facility in Warrenton, Georgia. Today, we celebrated with a groundbreaking with local community members, government representatives and Georgia‐Pacific employees.

Brian Johnson of Eastern Engineered Wood Products enlisted the help of SBCA Emerging Leader Jared Dix of Apex Truss to participate in a career fair for students from the Richmond, Virginia, area.

A binational panel has been formed to review the battle between Canada and the United States over softwood lumber, with three Canadians and two Americans appointed to make a ruling under NAFTA’s contentious Chapter 19 dispute-resolution mechanism.

The Westervelt Company is expanding its wood products manufacturing business through the construction of a new facility that will produce Southern yellow pine lumber. The Thomasville Mill will join the company's existing facility in Moundville, Ala.

Canfor Corporation announces it has entered into an agreement to purchase Elliott Sawmilling Co., Inc. located in Estill, South Carolina for a purchase price of US$110 million, which includes normalized working capital.

Today, Georgia-Pacific celebrated the official start of production at its newest lumber facility in Talladega, Alabama. The $100-million, 300,000-square-foot, technologically advanced plant took nine months to complete. The plant currently employs more than 130 full-time employees.

Aegis Metal Framing is proud and excited to announce that it has successfully completed the development of an ATFP, blast force CFS truss design tool.

Given the industry-wide labor shortage, several component manufacturers (CMs) have been keeping their options open and exploring additional venues for finding quality candidates. Here are some examples SBC Magazine has written about recently.

The website buildsteel.org recently published an article arguing that wood is not as sustainable a building product as proponents say. 

In the South, timber prices haven’t stopped sliding. Adjusted for inflation, the price of Southern pine is down about 45% since 2007, according to Daowei Zhang, an Auburn University professor of forest economics.