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Canada’s strong lumber case could falter in a ‘Buy American, Hire American’ world Add to ...

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These should be happy days for the U.S. lumber industry. Prices are up, mills are operating near full tilt and housing starts are on a tear.

Builders broke ground on new homes at an annual rate of nearly 1.3 million units in February – the second-highest monthly tally of the past decade. All that construction points to growing demand for lumber.

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