Raw Materials

SBC Magazine has been asked to start a petition that lists key stakeholders who use lumber and are in support of a softwood lumber agreement (SLA) that contained the provisions outlined previously.

The long-running trade dispute over softwood lumber may be nearing an end, with Canada indicating it wants to settle the issue with the U.S. before the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement begins.

The framework for a 10-year softwood lumber agreement between Canada and the United States could be reached in the coming weeks, an industry analyst says, citing discussions with unnamed trade contacts.

Roseburg Forest Products will build a new engineered wood products plant in Chester, South Carolina, company representatives announced Tuesday at a news conference

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.

A group of former White House economists is urging President Donald Trump not to impose new tariffs on foreign steel as the administration mulls taking that action in the name of national security.

By Wednesday, the benchmark price of Western spruce-pine-fir lumber had risen by 5.5 percent to US$400 per thousand board feet from US$379 last Friday, according to figures from Random Lengths.

Logging contractor John McNeil’s crews have been double-shifting since late last week, when they can, cutting fire breaks around the mills and northeast boundary of 100 Mile House, instead of stacking up timber for his employer.

SBC Magazine has received a lot of interest and comments from readers concerning the article we published on Sunday, July 9, “Possible 'Handshake Agreement'' Reached in U.S.-Canada Lumber Dispute.”

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