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The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index Decreased in July

July 30, 2020

 The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® decreased in July, after increasing in June. The Index now stands at 92.6 (1985=100), down from 98.3 in June. The Present Situation Index – based on consumers’ assessment of current business and labor market conditions – improved from 86.7 to 94.2. However, the Expectations Index –

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Softwood lumber prices partially moderate as plywood corrects down

July 30, 2020

MADISON’S LUMBER REPORTER — Further to these updates earlier in the season by Madison’s, on June 6, “Wood Panel Prices Will Provide Indication of Remaining Summer Lumber Demand” and June 24, “Plywood Prices’ Major Surge While Most Softwood Lumber Prices Moderate,” once again last week the movement of plywood prices,

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Canada Preserving Jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador 

July 30, 2020

CORNER BROOK, NL,  — Investing in innovative solutions in the forest sector will help combat the effects of climate change, create new opportunities for Canadian forest companies and help sustain good jobs for Canadians, especially as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, along with

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Komatsu Upgrades XT-5 Family of Tracked Feller Bunchers

July 28, 2020

To better meet customer needs, Komatsu is upgrading its XT-5 family of tracked feller bunchers, adding performance and operator improvements, as well as covering the machines with a special 2-Year/5,000-Hour warranty program. The XT430-5, XT445L-5 and XT465L-5 models were introduced in 2018, and these advancements were made based on customer feedback.

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Lumber shortage could cripple the U.S. housing market recovery

July 27, 2020

CCN — As opposed to the rest of the U.S. economy, the housing market is enjoying a classic V-shaped recovery. That doesn’t mean there aren’t threats on the horizon. And as the supply of available homes dries up, those threats are rapidly lurching into focus. At the outset of the pandemic, homebuilding

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Announcing 2020 NHLA On Demand!

July 27, 2020

  NHLA is pleased to announce the 2020 NHLA On Demand Conference & Exhibition. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 NHLA Annual Convention & Exhibit Showcase in Louisville, Kentucky, NHLA will be providing members with educational and networking opportunities virtually. The 2020 NHLA On Demand will take place September

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NHLA Presents: IMPROVING LOG TO LUMBER PRODUCTION

July 27, 2020

Webinar Series As COVID-19 continues to restrict our face-to-learning opportunities, NHLA continues to meet the educational needs of the hardwood industry. Last month, NHLA hosted a 4-part Kiln Drying webinar series presented by Dr. Gene Wengert. The series was a great success, and we are happy to announce that we

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