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CIBC Chopping Block (Feb. 2): More builders point to demand picking up, with W. SPF lumber prices up 10.8% week-over-week to US$460/mbf, SYP 2x4 up 7.4% to US$433/mbf; over past four weeks, SPF prices have surged 37% after industry capacity curtailments

MaterialsXchange launches new digital marketplace for lumber and building materials; technology, powered by Mickey, is designed to make buying/selling wholesale and large-order LBM more efficient, with real-time order tracking and pricing transparency

Stimson Lumber to cut overall lumber production 30% by reducing output at its Clatskanie and Forest Grove operations in Oregon; company cites marketplace pressures, says aim is to better align available labor, logs and lumber output

CIBC: Mid-week update published Feb. 1 shows wood product pricing rally keeps going, with W. SPF up 8.4% since Jan. 27 to US$450/mbf, SYP 2x4 up 5.5% to US$425/mbf; OSB pricing up 2.1% to US$240/msf in North Central, also up in South East, Western Canada

Editorial: Death knell of British Columbia's forest industry may not be tolling yet, but latest Canfor mill curtailments herald its passing bell; industry's decline can be traced back at least 20 years, with loss of more than 40,000 jobs

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