Archives for July 2014

BOLD market opportunity: U.S. and beyond

Canadian secondary wood manufacturers have been squeezed in recent years. While demand from construction has been booming, importers from China and elsewhere have crowded much of the marketplace. The rising Canadian dollar, the U.S. housing bubble, limited international trade, and even inter-provincial trade barriers have often forced Canadian producers to keep their target markets local. […]

The meaning of meaning

According to Statistics Canada, municipalities issued building permits worth $6.9 billion in May, up 13.8 percent from April. This followed a 2.2 percent rise in March. The May increase resulted primarily from higher construction intentions for commercial buildings in Ontario and Manitoba, as well as multi-family dwellings in British Columbia. The latest news from […]

Already wired in

According to Powermatic, cabinetmakers, woodworkers, remodellers, and do-it-yourselfers in the market for a new saw may want to take a good look at the company’s latest gold-standard addition: the PM1000 table saw, which is an evolution from the superior line of PM2000 and PM3000 table saws. The PM1000 offers many of the same features and […]