Lake States Business Trends

Contacts in the Lake States region accounted for average hardwood activity, with many stating they expect supply shortages in the coming months. An Indiana hardwood supplier said, “Business activity for us and our customers has been slow. Market conditions are better than last quarter, but things are still slow.” The source specializes in the production […]

Northeast Business Trends

Throughout the Northeast region lumber sources weren’t able to come to a consensus as to how the market was faring, with one source noting that “some products are up, while other products are down.” In Maryland a sawmill representative noted that when it comes to how his grade lumber is selling, White Oak continues to […]

IBS/KBIS Enjoys Impressive Growth In 2024

The Las Vegas (NV) Convention Center recently welcomed the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). This year marked the biggest IBS in 15 years with 1,700+ exhibitors, of which 45 percent were new. The two events co-located […]

Southeast Business Trends

Lumber sources that were contacted throughout the Southeast region seemed to be a bit of a mixed bag as two sources noted that their marketplaces were tougher to sell in, causing their sales to be slow, while the third stated that how well his sales were doing, was strictly dependent on the specie. A sawyer […]

INDIAWOOD 2024: A Global Summit For Woodworking And Furniture Production Technology

As INDIAWOOD approaches its 25th anniversary in 2025, its 2024 edition recently took center stage, offering a comprehensive showcase of woodworking and furniture production technologies at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre in Bengaluru, India. The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) provided U.S. lumber companies an opportunity to exhibit their products and services in the AHEC […]

West Coast Business Trends

Hardwood lumber suppliers on the West Coast accounted for stable to stagnant market conditions, at the time of this writing. For most in the region, transportation has been fine but order files for their customers are experiencing a slowdown. In California, a source said his markets are stable. “Things are okay, it’s not as good […]

U.S. Hardwoods Visit Dubai Woodshow

The American Hardwood Export Council hosted a hardwood pavilion at the recent Dubai Woodshow, held at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE. Over the years, Dubai Woodshow has grown in popularity and has become the hub for the Wood and Woodworking Machinery community in the Middle East. The 20th edition expected to attract […]

Ontario Business Trends

The winter weather was milder with less snowfall in certain areas, thus affecting logging activity levels. Markets have contracted, causing limited timber sales and putting a strain on logging operations to operate efficiently and make a profit. Finding adequate logs to process was another factor. With the low sawmill production and steady demand we see […]

Consistent Quality Wood For 40+ Years At Mount Storm Forest Products

“It may sound simple, but that’s what good business is, having knowledgeable and honest people that work with you and not for you to bring quality products to the marketplace consistently and efficiently.” ~ Ed Mikowski, President, Mount Storm Forest Products What keeps a lumber distributor in business for more than 40 years? We recently […]

Quebec Business Trends

With a quieter start to 2024, business continues at a slower pace for many businesses. With spring thaw reducing access to logs, obtaining required inventories is a challenge. With the continued economic global uncertainty and the Bank of Canada keeping its lending rate at 5 percent, business owners are cautious in their dealings, yet remain […]