In this report we break down the evidence and explore the history of the U.S. manufacturing sector and contemporary trends to determine if manufacturing is, in fact, in decline.
Moderate job gains have been the story for some time and this suggests the economy has settled into expansion mode. The distribution of jobs continues to be concentrated in professional services.
Nonfarm employment rose by 80,000 jobs in October and data for the previous two months were revised up. The unemployment rate fell to 9.0 percent.
The Kitawanga sawmill near Hazelton, BC has shutdown only a few months after opening in July. The mill’s owners, Pacific Bioenergy, said they had to shutdown the mill temporarily due to unforeseen market events
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.
Increased sales of I-joists and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) boosted performance in Boise Cascade’s wood products division during the third quarter.
Simpson Manufacturing has entered into an agreement to purchase all of the shares of S&P Clever Reinforcement Co. AG and S&P Reinforcement International AG (collectively “S&P Clever”).
In his third-quarter earnings call, David Neithercut, CEO of Chicago-based REIT Equity Residential, indicated that the company may ramp up its development activity in 2012. And for people who are expecting a big surge in multifamily development next year, the reason for it may be surprising.
In eight of the ten areas on this list, housing prices have fallen by more than 50% from their peak, compared to a U.S. average drop of 32.3%.