SYP Strength Reductions: Big Ripple Effect

Originally published by: ProSales MagazineNovember 29, 2011

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Proposals to reduce some design values for Southern pine could affect demand next year for more than 1 billion board feet of visually graded lumber--at least one-eighth of the Southern pine dimensional lumber milled in 2011--as well as trigger longer-term changes in the price and popularity of machine-rated Southern pine, engineered lumber, and other types of softwood lumber, Forest Economic Advisors (FEA) predicted today.

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