May 8, 2015

Traders exhibited considerable confusion with regard to the amount of weakness in the SPF market.

May 8, 2015

Friday morning was a big one for Trex, as the decking and railing company announced two major milestones: record first-quarter results and a new CEO come August.

May 4, 2015

SPF lumber sold at a decent pace, allowing mills in the West to maintain most price levels.

April 28, 2015

Existing-home sales made major headway in March, reaching well above month-ago and year-ago levels.

April 24, 2015

Trading in the SPF market improved over the previous week but not enough to mend the price situation significantly.

April 20, 2015

Some SPF producers reported improved activity over last week and sales keeping up with the week’s production, but it did not stop prices from falling significantly.

April 13, 2015

SPF mills with thin order files tried to sell what was needed without lowering prices too dramatically.

April 6, 2015

Traders questioned the strength behind the rally last week and, as it turns out, were correct in their perception that the SPF market did not gather much momentum.

April 3, 2015

Brandon Wolf is the e-commerce point man for Do it Best Corp. His dual-role position includes leading the co-op’s consumer-facing Web properties (about half his time), and consulting with members on ways to boost their online expertise (the other half).

March 30, 2015

Trading in the SPF market was more active. The increase in demand enabled mills to get rid of floor stocks and firm quotes or establish an order file and bump prices moderately higher.

March 23, 2015

Gains in the May futures contract propelled some buyers back into the SPF lumber market.

March 9, 2015

Much of the SPF lumber market reverted to its old ways after a brief uptick in demand late last week. Sales out of mills in the East and West were sluggish and prices again softened.

March 2, 2015

As the urgency to sell increased in the SPF lumber market, prices grew weaker. A few producers reported taking additional orders from China.

February 17, 2015

Limited trading activity in the SPF market placed more downward pressure on prices, especially at eastern Canadian mills.

February 9, 2015

Trading activity was light in the SPF lumber market. Recent weather played a significant role in the downturn in activity, as did the fact that many buyers already purchased near-term needs over the past few weeks.

February 2, 2015

Buyers again entered the SPF lumber market to purchase significant volumes after demand the week prior brought several falling prices to a halt.

January 26, 2015

Mills lowered SPF lumber prices to levels where customers were more comfortable. As a result, trading activity improved.

January 20, 2015

Southern Pine lumber producers exhibited more urgency to sell, which placed greater downward pressure on #1 and #2 prices.

January 12, 2015

Lackluster sales activity and minor movement in most pricing gave SPF lumber traders time to sort out what move the market might make next.

December 19, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Dec. 19, 2014

December 19, 2014

Barry Sanders, president and COO, will be departing the company as of Jan. 31 in what Scotts described as "an ongoing effort focused on de-layering the company to improve operational efficiency and speed to market."

December 15, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Dec. 12, 2014

December 11, 2014

“Naught without labor.” That was one of the key super-secret-ritual themes of my cloak-and-dagger college fraternity (from which I’ll probably be expelled now that I revealed it). And it’s also one of the major themes of the year that was 2014.

November 25, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Nov. 21, 2014