September 28, 2015

OSB activity picked up a bit this week in the U.S.

September 21, 2015

The pace of sales settled down for SPF mills, leading to flatter pricing.

September 14, 2015

After a busier week prior to the long Labor Day weekend, SPF sales activity carried on at a healthy pace.

September 11, 2015

A closer look at Ace "Coolest Hardware Store" award winners.

August 31, 2015

Negative global economic news and the reaction to it by stock markets sent some SPF lumber buyers into hiding early in the week. 

August 24, 2015

Abundant availability in the Southern Pine market was at the top of the list of concerns among traders.

August 17, 2015

The sales pace in the SPF market was pedestrian.

August 10, 2015

A sense in the SPF market that buyers were ready to cover some needs began on Tuesday.

August 4, 2015

A sizeable chunk of HBSDealer's Top 30 experienced shifts of 3% or more on Tuesday.

August 3, 2015

Buyers’ concerns regarding supplies entering the market in August generated more weakness in the SPF market.

July 27, 2015

Two factors weighed heavily on buyers’ decisions as to whether they should participate.

July 23, 2015

Major increases and decreases followed the release of several earnings reports.

July 22, 2015

The disruptive giant muscles in on more home improvement projects.

July 20, 2015

SPF sales were often described as dull, but mills, especially in western Canada, had little reason to lower prices.

July 13, 2015

Maytag is now the official washer and dryer of MLB.

July 10, 2015

Western SPF mills tended to hold quotes for #2&Btr at the prior week’s levels, still reporting order files extended out into the end of the month.

June 29, 2015

Prices of #2&Btr in the SPF market were firm, with any adjustments generally ticking moderately higher.

June 25, 2015

Sears has opened a new connected home flagship store near Silicon Valley.

June 23, 2015

National Lumber & Hardware brings an expanded footprint to the Chicago-based co-op.

June 22, 2015

Secondaries and SPF producers noted that sales activity was somewhat slower than in prior weeks, but a “good” pace maintained firm to higher pricing.

June 15, 2015

Strong order files at SPF mills limited availability for buyers needing coverage, effectively pressing prices higher.

June 8, 2015

Canadian mills continued to sell good volumes of SPF, helping maintain strong lead times and pushing prices higher.

June 1, 2015

Momentum generated the prior week carried over after the long holiday weekend, pushing SPF mill order files out and prices higher.

May 26, 2015

The SPF market gathered more momentum after a pickup in sales activity the week prior, leading to higher prices in both the West and East.