"Feature Story" piece on the Maine lumber industry. Only a handful of sawmills
"Feature Story" piece on the Maine lumber industry. Only a handful of sawmills that produce framing lumber for home construction remain operating in Maine, and they are threatened by the expiration two months ago of the Softwood Lumber Agreement with Canada. The industry has requested relief from the International Trade Commission, and a punitive tariff may be placed on Canadian imports. But lumber import restrictions increase the cost of lumber by as much as 15 percent and add up to $1,200 to the cost of a new home, according to a recent study by the University of Washington. A new agreement might also be negotiated, and the lobbying in Washington and Ottawa is growing intense.
Lumber and lumbering
Burnett, Lee, ""Feature Story" piece on the Maine lumber industry. Only a handful of sawmills" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5261.
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