Raw Materials

Crow's Construction Materials Cost Index is a price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Sept. 23, 2011

US steel producers have raised mill prices of rebar in 20-foot lengths by $10/st and are looking for another $20 increase for larger sizes with shipments beginning October 1.

Parallam parallel strand lumber (PSL) came on the scene at the Expo 86 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and quickly left a mark on the building industry.

After a couple of weeks of solid, steady demand, the sales pace in the SPF lumber market subsided.

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Sept. 9, 2011

Weyerhaeuser Company announced effective immediately that all of its western Oregon timberlands will be closed to public access.

National Nature Centrein Helsinki to be the first Finnish public building constructed of cross-laminated timber.

New Brunswick's provincial government announced investments totaling $6.1 million to benefit the regional economy and advance transformation in their forest industry.

For the first time in its eight year history, the premiere trade show for British Columbia wood products is attracting more buyers from China than from the United States.

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.