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Downside of a housing rebound? The price of plywood on the rise

Mar 22, 2013
As the housing market recovers, prices for some construction and building materials reach pre-bust highs
Thanks to improvements in the hosuing market, demand for plywood and other lumber products is growing. But suppliers haven't been able to keep up with demand, so prices are unusaully high.
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Lumber stacks up big profits

Feb 26, 2013
Despite a 46 percent jump in softwood lumber prices, many timber companies are wary to head into the forests.

Beetle infestation drives up lumber prices

Oct 26, 2012
A new set of beetles is taking North America by storm, and this time the casualty is the lumber industry. What does this mean for home building and other lumber needs in the U.S.?