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

November 17, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Nov. 14, 2014

November 10, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Nov. 7, 2014

November 6, 2014

In an effort to handle the expected double-digit package volume growth this holiday season, the Postal Service on Thursday announced that it would be delivering packages seven days a week in major cities and high-volume areas beginning Nov. 17 through Christmas Day.

November 3, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Oct. 24, 2014

*Western - regional species perimeter foundation; Southern - regional species slab construction.

Crow's Market Recap -- A condensed recap of the market conditions for the major North American softwood lumber and panel products as reported in Crow's Weekly Market Report.

October 31, 2014

It’s the year 2025.

October 27, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Oct. 24, 2014

October 21, 2014

Despite new energy-related regulations, Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin said North America continues to deliver healthy sales results for the Stockholm, Sweden-based company.

In its third quarter, Electrolux operating income increased almost 30% to SEK 1.4 billion ($194 million).

October 13, 2014

A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Oct. 10, 2014

*Western - regional species perimeter foundation; Southern - regional species slab construction.

Crow's Market Recap -- A condensed recap of the market conditions for the major North American softwood lumber and panel products as reported in Crow's Weekly Market Report.

October 7, 2014

Pet food supplier the Honest Kitchen is consolidating and adding capacity to distribution of its line of FDA-Approved, 100% Human Grade whole foods for pets, throughout the Eastern Seaboard.

October 6, 2014

 A price index of lumber and panels used in actual construction for Oct. 3, 2014

September 30, 2014

The International Housewares Association, the Rosemont, Illinois-based trade group for the housewares industry, announced that Dave Elliott, general manager, KitchenAid Global Small Appliances has been elected IHA chairman of the board.

Elliott joined Whirlpool Corp. in February 2009. Whirlpool is the parent company of KitchenAid and the largest manufacturer of major and small appliances in the world. Before joining Whirlpool, he worked for Jarden Corp. from 1997 to 2009, where he was VP of global marketing with responsibility for personal comfort and wellness products.