A key steel trade association cut its forecast for global steel demand this year on concerns that recovery in steel use could stall in the European Union and Japan and China could show slower growth than a year ago.
The ALSC Board of Review met on April 18, 2012, and appear to be in support of a proposed MSU study of regional variation in Southern Pine lumber properties. They also affirmed that SPIB's recommendations for design value changes will remain on the approval track.
As local media sees signs of life in apartments, stories begin circulate about new projects and ultimately, about supply coming online. And in some places, oversupply concerns are already starting to circulate.