US builder confidence rises despite supply chain woes

The Tree Frog Forestry News
October 18, 2021
Category: Today's Takeaway

Strong consumer demand helped push US builder confidence higher despite rising material prices, labour challenges, and supply chain woes. In related news: Canada’s housing starts trend lower; and China’s construction starts slumped for a 6th straight month. 

In Safety news: Terrace Bay Pulp and Paper is fined over worker injury; Ontario pulp mill workers says their health still compromised two decades later; and Judy Village is appointed to WorkSafeBC’s board. 

In other news: President Biden issues a proclamation on National Forest Products Week, recognizing the forests’ essential role in the environment and economy; Oregon needs to do more to reduce forest fuels; and big gains are made against California wildfire.

Finally: the FSC annual report is released and awards winners announced.

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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