Posts Tagged ‘ Canada ’

NLBMDA Responds to Ambassador’s Senate Testimony on Softwood Lumber Negotiations

Jun 24th, 2022

Earlier this week, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testified at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies regarding the Biden Administration’s trade priorities for fiscal year 2023. During the hearing, Ambassador Tai stated that the Biden Administration was “open and interested” in negotiating a new […]

Canada Pushes Efficiency with National Building Code

Jun 10th, 2022

The 2022 Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference highlighted Canada’s path forward to energy efficiency on Tuesday, June 7. With Canada’s 2020 National Building Code noting a future with net-zero ready homes, panelists pointed to considerations of which the industry should be mindful. Speakers for the session included Andrew Oding, vice president […]

NAHB Urges Swift Action on Canadian Lumber Pact Following UK Deal on Steel Tariffs

Mar 28th, 2022

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) is calling on the Biden administration to move immediately to negotiate a new softwood agreement with Canada that will end tariffs. The push comes after the administration announced that it had reached a deal with the United Kingdom to lift steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by former President Donald […]

NAHB Chairman Calls for Ending Lumber Tariffs, Boosting Output at White House Event

Mar 22nd, 2022

National Association of Homebuilders chairman Jerry Konter urged the Biden administration to increase domestic production of timber from federal lands and to work with Canada on a new softwood lumber agreement that will eliminate tariffs during a virtual White House listening session last week on resolving the lumber and building material supply chain crisis. “Historically […]

Novatech Group Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Mar 17th, 2022

This year marks 40 years for Canada’s window and door parts manufacturer Novatech Group. Headquartered in Sainte-Julie, Novatech Group has completed a series of strategic acquisitions in recent years that have grown the company beyond Québec. Founder Raymond Ouellette says he set out to provide door manufacturers with stained doorglass on March 16, 1982. He […]

LAMATEK Introduces New Sales Rep in Eastern Canada

Mar 1st, 2022

LAMATEK has welcomed Mathieu Hébert, owner of Lolex Sales Agency, as its newest sales rep. He specializes in fenestration sales for the French Canadian market. The company’s recent partnership with Hébert and Lolex brings an extensive background in window and door, building materials, and moulding and millwork manufacturing to the Eastern provinces of Canada. A […]

Masonite Closing Springfield Plant, Consolidating to Canada

May 11th, 2021

Officials for Masonite Corp. notified the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development that the company intends to close its manufacturing facility in Springfield, Mo., in order to consolidate. “The closure is the result of the need to optimize our operations by consolidating the architectural stile and rail production into the existing London, Ontario […]

NLBMDA Joins the Call for Government Intervention on Lumber Prices

Mar 30th, 2021

The National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association sent a letter earlier this week to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo regarding the continued volatility of lumber prices and the effects it is having on the LBM industry, residential construction and the larger economy. The letter requests a meeting with Secretary Raimondo and her […]

Canadian Building Industry Supports New COVID-19 Restrictions in Ontario

Dec 30th, 2020

Attempting to curb the climbing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the province and spare hospitals and their intensive care units from being inundated in January, the Ontario government announced a new lockdown for citizens, shuttering all non-essential businesses beginning on Boxing Day and expected to last until at least January 23. The area covered includes […]

Disputes Over Softwood Lumber Rage on Following Tariff Reduction

Dec 14th, 2020

Homebuilders and U.S.-based lumber producers find themselves at odds these days, after the U.S. Department of Commerce slashed duties on softwood lumber imported from Canada from 20% to 9%. The move follows a decades-long dispute in which U.S. lumber producers claim to be held at a disadvantage by Canadian producers, based on Canada’s policies for […]

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