Vince Bulic’s Weekly Lumber Market Wrap: For the week ending June 19, 2015

Vince Bulic’s Weekly Lumber Market Wrap: For the week ending October 20, 2017

The SPF market continued to creep higher as shortages of availability forced buyers to issue PO’s at increasingly uncomfortable price levels.

With $2.4 million investment, Canadian door maker pushes into the U.S.

With $2.4 million investment, Canadian door maker pushes into the U.S.

Milette Doors, a Quebec-based wooden door manufacturer, has invested $2.4 million in a log breakdown line capable of processing 300 feet of lumber every minute.

Industry perspectives: The French connection – why does Canada import wood from Europe?

Industry perspectives: The French connection – why does Canada import wood from Europe?

When I look at the tall wood buildings being constructed around the world, I often wonder why Canada isn’t leading this obvious form of construction innovation from coast to coast.

Timber lobby protests plastic seats at Tokyo’s woody stadium

Timber lobby protests plastic seats at Tokyo’s woody stadium

The organisers of the Tokyo Olympics have revealed the latest mock-ups of the main stadium, designed by architect Kengo Kuma.

Roseburg Forest Products to sell its California timberlands to New Forests

Roseburg Forest Products to sell its California timberlands to New Forests

Roseburg Resources Co. announced an agreement to sell its California timberlands to a timberland investment vehicle managed by New Forests, the company said.

Exports of U.S. softwood lumber to India reaches USD 8.882 million

Exports of U.S. softwood lumber to India reaches USD 8.882 million

American Softwoods (AMSO), the promotional partnership formed by three major U.S. softwood trade associations has recently declared that the total exports of U.S. softwood lumber to India reached a value of USD 8.882 million in the first half of 2017.

US Forest Service to award $7 million in grant applications for projects that expand wood products and wood energy markets

US Forest Service to award $7 million in grant applications for projects that expand wood products and wood energy markets

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is taking grant applications for projects that expand wood products and wood energy markets, especially in areas with high wildfire risk.

Lumber salesman gave away free items, sentenced in fraud scheme

Lumber salesman gave away free items, sentenced in fraud scheme

Adam Martignetti, a former salesman for New Jersey-based Bayway Lumber, admitted to defrauding customers and lying to a grand jury, and has been sentenced to a year in prison.

Greenpeace fells logger’s suit over ‘forest destroyer’ tag

Greenpeace fells logger’s suit over ‘forest destroyer’ tag

Greenpeace International won the first round against a Canadian logging company that blamed name-calling by the environmental group for driving away its customers.

OSB prices spike as lumber increases tap the breaks

OSB prices spike as lumber increases tap the breaks

Tough to budget as input costs, labor and materials, remain in flux.

B.C. log exporter sues Chinese-owned supplier over bad shipment

B.C. log exporter sues Chinese-owned supplier over bad shipment

B.C. log exporter Northcrest Energy is suing a Chinese-owned supplier arguing that it was duped into financing the supplier’s operations.

Report: Timber industry failing to invest in own R&D 

Report: Timber industry failing to invest in own R&D 

A group of industry analysts finds the U.S. forest products industry has fallen far behind in producing new things out of wood. “Many traditional forest product markets have matured or declined,” the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities report stated. “Yet the sector’s research and development funding — essential to innovation — has fallen and its R&D capacity has withered.”

Retired U of Guelph prof experiments with making guitars from invasive species

Retired U of Guelph prof experiments with making guitars from invasive species

A retired University of Guelph professor is undertaking a research project aimed at determining if there might be an upside to one of North America’s most hated invasive plants.

Vince Bulic’s Weekly Lumber Market Wrap: For the week ending June 19, 2015

Vince Bulic’s Weekly Lumber Market Wrap: For the week ending October 13, 2017

The SPF cash market short squeeze continued this week as buyers had to work hard to find product to cover needs.

August 2017 housing report now available

August 2017 housing report now available

The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service housing market commentaries for August 2017 are now available.

Forestry contributes 140,000 jobs in BC

Forestry contributes 140,000 jobs in BC

In light of a recent report highlighting B.C.’s Forestry sector, industry representatives in Squamish want to call attention to the “green tech” industry that they say already exists in the community.

Saw millers invest $900m in industry future – despite growing log supply shortfall

Saw millers invest $900m in industry future – despite growing log supply shortfall

Australian saw millers and associated manufacturers have invested an estimated $900 million over the last five years in efficiency and productivity initiatives on the back of strong demand for timber fuelled by the booming housing market.

The companies making bicycles from wood 

The companies making bicycles from wood 

The forerunner of the bicycle – the laufmaschine or running machine – bears only a passing resemblance to the pedal-bikes we know today.

Quebec food stick plant conquers new markets

Quebec food stick plant conquers new markets

Do you remember the last time you ate a popsicle?

South Carolina forest landowners learn about carbon market

South Carolina forest landowners learn about carbon market

The carbon credit market is taking shape across the globe and South Carolina forest landowners are learning how they can take advantage of this new revenue stream while helping slow climate change.