Idaho Veneer Assets To Be Auctioned Off

An auction of the Idaho Veneer Company's sawmill, veneer mill, rolling stock, and other buildings will be held June 17-24 in Post Falls, ID.

 

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http://murphyauction.com/Auction/Details/8244

 

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U.S. Housing Sector Poised To Lead Economic Recovery

The latest housing indicators - with one key exception - are showing signs of stabilization after the two-month pause due to the pandemic. The housing sector is currently underbuilt, creating pent-up demand and sensitivity to low interest rates. This puts the housing sector in a good position to recover faster than other sectors of the economy.

 

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Chinese Flooring Giant Opens U.S. HQ

Huali Floors will invest $27 million to build its first U.S. headquarters in Murray County, GA. The company is a leading manufacturer of wood plastic composite flooring, vinyl tiles, and stone plastic composites.

 

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Hardwood Flooring Imports: Winners & Losers

U.S. hardwood flooring imports dropped 23% in the first quarter of this year despite an increase of 12% in March. In March, imports from China tumbled 85% to the lowest level in ten years as imports from Malaysia and Indonesia grew by 64% and 145%, respectively.

 

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ITTO: Tropical Timber Market Report (PDF)

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China's Exports Of Plywood & Wood Furniture Plummet

China Customs reports that the country's exports of plywood in the first quarter of 2020 were 1.85 million cubic meters, plunging 85% vs. one year ago. Now, the three most important markets for China's plywood exports are the Philippines, the UK, and Japan.

 

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