SBCA and SFPA hosted the Southern Pine Design Value Forum, a two-day meeting which brought together component manufacturers, homebuilders, Southern Pine lumber producers, and lumber experts to discuss the SPIB's proposed changes to Southern Pine design values.
SFPA has experienced industry-wide interest in the Southern Pine Design Value Forum, to be held next week in Atlanta. SFPA wants to remind all interested parties that participation in this event is by invitation only.
The Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) has posted on its website www.southernpine.com the maximum span capabilities for Southern Pine joists and rafters, using the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau’s (SPIB) proposed design values for visually graded dimension lumber.
Fears about a double-dip recession have given way to the begrudging realization that economic growth will remain sluggish for quite some time.
Small business optimism remained very depressed in October as NFIB survey respondents continued to be disappointed with the pace of sales growth.
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.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reports that they are running out of new H-1B visas and they may soon be unavailable until October 2012, the start of the next fiscal year.
Boosting foreign demand, particularly in emerging markets, has been a cornerstone of the White House’s job-creation platform. But when setting trade policy, the U.S. should be thinking about consulting as much as commodities, and architecture as much as autos.