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First Year Outlook for Key Policy Considerations in the Biden-Harris Administration - Feb 12, 2021 
It looks like a mixed bag with some positives and negatives. The first priority is getting its cabinet passed through Congress and installed. Then comes additional COVID relief followed by climate change legislation.; Top 10 Softwood Lumber Producers List: Forisk Consulting Inc. has published its list of top lumber producers in the United States. A number of these are Canadian companies that have bought up capacity in this country. more...
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Nail Prices Rise Pushed by Steel Spikes and Shipping Demands - Feb 5, 2021 
Besides just rising steel costs, importers are facing shipping challenges and unparalleled freight cost hikes.; Large Building Materials Distributor Acquires Villaume Industries: Although it does produce some pallets and specialty crating, the company primarily services the construction market with its wood truss manufacturing expertise. more...
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FCA Packaging Acquires Timber Creek Resource - Jan 29, 2021 
Steve Everett, Jr., president of Timber Creek, said the company started a search process over a year ago to help its founder Gary LeMaster, transition into retirement and new ventures.; Study Shows Hygienic Benefits of Wood Surfaces: Based on a research project conducted by universities in Eastern Finland, the initial tests suggest that the contagiousness of coronaviruses decreases much more rapidly on a wooden surface compared to other materials. more...
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Greenway to Open New Facility in Baltimore, Shares Lessons on Developing a New Location - Jan 22, 2021 
The new location should be fully operational by March and will produce over 20,000 pallets per week. Some existing business contacts provided a basic book of business to help launch the facility, and it fits into the company’s plan to grow stronger in the region.; Winter 2021 White Paper Special Report: The new year has started out with a bang. Both softwood and hardwood are showing signs of tremendous price pressure. To explain recent market events, the staff of the Pallet Profile has developed a two-page White Paper for subscribers to share with their pallet customers. more...
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Greenway Announces New Facility in Baltimore, Shares Lessons on Plant Startup - Jan 22, 2021 
It is expected to be fully operational in March. The new plant will produce over 20,000 pallets per week and will augment existing facilities in New York and New Jersey, and it fits into the company’s plan to grow stronger in the region.; Winter 2021 White Paper Special Report: Tremendous price pressure is pushing prices for low-grade lumber up. This is further complicating efforts by recyclers to obtain lumber for repair operations. Many recyclers are doing whatever they can to process and obtain recycled lumber.; Recycle Bits: A measure of U.S. manufacturing expanded in December at the fastest pace in more than two years. OSHA is currently accepting electronic submission of Form 300A. Paramount Pallet has opened the largest recycling facility in Canada. Congress passed the second coronavirus stimulus package. more...
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Continued Strong Demand Coupled with Low Availability and Mill Output Lead to Soaring Prices Entering 2021 - Jan 19, 2021 
Once again, the hardwood and softwood markets appear to be on course to reach historic high prices. more...
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Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 Includes Logger Assistance - Jan 15, 2021 
This supplemental relief package allotted $200 million to provide relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have, as a result of the COVID–19 pandemic, experienced a loss of not less than 10% in gross revenue during 2020 compared to 2019. Loggers were considered essential workers from the start, however, they were not targeted for relief funds.; Truck Driver Shortage Persists, Made Worse by Pandemic: While there were shortages and concerns, the sector has proved to be resilient despite aging infrastructure and labor challenges. Trucking companies worked extended shifts to ensure essential supplies were delivered, but the glaring weakness in the trucking sector is the lack of qualified truck drivers.; News in Brief: Paramount Pallet has opened the largest recycling facility in Canada. more...
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What the New Stimulus Bill Means for PPP Funding - Jan 8, 2021 
Some provisions will help small businesses; others could hurt the labor pool, such as the extension of unemployment benefits and stimulus checks.; News in Brief: Bloomberg reported just this week that a measure of U.S. manufacturing expanded in December at the fastest pace in more than two years.; Profile Regional Lumber Trends: For reporting lumber price trends graphically, the U.S. is divided into six regions, five for hardwood cants and the western for Doug Fir RL softwood. These graphs illustrate the average lumber prices published within each region over the past year. more...
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Year Ends with Major Industry Acquisitions - Dec 23, 2020 
UFP Industries has agreed to acquire PalletOne for approximately, and Grey Mountain Partners sold 48forty Solutions, formerly CHEP Recycled, to Audax Private Equity.; 2021 Industry Events Rescheduled: The NWPCA is scheduled to hold its annual leadership conference in Orlando, Florida on March 3-5 and The WPA has rescheduled its 2021 annual meeting to April 16-20th at Rancho Mirage, California. The Virginia Forest Products Association is moving ahead with plans for its 37th EXPO Richmond show to be held May 21-22, 2021.; Research Raises Concerns about Pallet Safety Risks in Retail Stores and Home Projects: The lower extremities were the most often injured body parts in pallet-related accidents. The overall severity of injuries is likely low, however, a small percentage were severe enough to require hospitalization.; Merry Christmas to all of our readers! more...
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Three Pallet Industry Companies Recognized for HR Excellence, Community Impact - Dec 23, 2020 
A story in Christianity Today magazine highlights how pallet companies are taking initiative to develop outreach efforts to their blue-collar workforce and communities.; European Pallet Industry Prepares for Brexit Transition Challenges: There are serious consequences if EU suppliers do not use ISPM15 pallets for shipping goods, and these include fixed and variable monetary penalties ranging from £250 to £250,000.; Holiday Schedule: As we arrive at Christmas once again, we want to wish our readers a very special Merry Christmas. This will be our last market report of the year. more...
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