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RSS Eye On Housing

  • Home Price Growth Slowed in July September 25, 2018
    The S&P/Case-Shiller and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released their home price indices for July 2018. National home prices rose at the slowest annual growth rate since June 2014. Moreover, seven metro areas experienced home price declines in July. The Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, reported by S&P Dow Jones Indices, rose at […]
    Jing Fu
  • Northeast and Midwest Lags in Job Gains in August September 25, 2018
    Over the year, total nonfarm employment in July increased by 2.3 million jobs which is a 1.6% increase compared to August 2017. During this time, total nonfarm employment in the Western region increased by 2.4% and the Southern region increased by 2.1%. The Midwest recorded the lowest gains at 1.3% during this time. According to […]
    Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington
  • Multifamily Units by Building Size September 24, 2018
    The US Census Bureau recently released data on 2017 multifamily unit completions by building type from the Survey of Construction (SOC). In 2017, there was a significant expansion in the construction of units in large multifamily buildings (buildings with 50 or more units): units in these buildings grew by 18 percent to 187,000, the largest […]
    Carmel Ford

WMIA has collected a variety of tools to help solve problems in woodworking projects. The Woodworking Technology Shop Guide contains useful conversion tables and other information relating to machinery repair and installation.

You can download the Shop Guide, personalize it by adding your company’s logo, have it printed by your local print shop and distribute it to your customers as a useful tool that will remind them of your company.

Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, produce a monthly housing report. These reports contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market and are intended to help gauge future business activity.

May 2018 Housing Report

All past Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service housing reports are archived here

International Trade Administration Industry Snapshot

Global Industry Snapshot – Sawmill & Woodworking Equipment

This Industry Snapshot is presented by the Office of Transportation and Machinery and Global Manufacturing Team within the U.S. International Trade Administration. The International Trade Administration is dedicated to supporting U.S. jobs by strengthening the international competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements.

Introduction:  The sawmill and woodworking industry is a vibrant marketplace. From large machinery to handheld tools, woodworking equipment is used to manufacture essential everyday products with increasing levels of precision, quality, and scale. Across the United States, the industry supports over 11,000 well-paying jobs. Many of these jobs are directly attributable to exports. This Industry Snapshot is intended to provide U.S. manufacturers with an overview of the global trade landscape for sawmill and woodworking equipment. Click here to read the full report.

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