May 4, 2011

Wood products producer West Fraser reported C$687 million in first-quarter sales, a very slight dip from sales of C$688 million in the same quarter a year ago. Net earning were C$19 million, compared with C$29 million in the corresponding quarter of 2010. 

In the lumber division, sales were reported as C$411 million, compared with C$409 million a year ago. Shipments were down 6%, the Vancouver, B.C.-based company said, although production rose by 9%. West Fraser’s Canadian mills operated at capacity, while its U.S. mills operated at approximately 75% of capacity.

April 20, 2011

Wood products producer Temple-Inland reported sales of $174 million in the building products division during its first fiscal quarter of 2011, a 13.7% rise over sales of $153 million during the same quarter of 2010.

Net loss for the division was $6 million during the first quarter, narrowing from a $9 million loss in the first fiscal quarter of 2010 and a $15 million loss in the fourth quarter of 2010. 

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