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Not much has changed in the markets this week. A reminder that:
· Devon Lumber pulp price increase, +$9.00/tonne.
· Louisiana Pacific has a poplar roundwood delivery curtailment on direct deliveries to Houlton mill, for now, Penobsquis Yard remains open.
· Ledwidge Lumber in Enfield, NS has resumed purchasing studwood.
Devon has recently improved their price on softwood pulp to $48.08/metric tonne. Click hereto see the spec.
LP has recently curtailed all deliveries of 8-foot direct to the Houlton Mill. Penobsquis Yard remains open.
Ledwidge has resumed purchasing NB studwood. Producers are to separate NB wood in the yard. Minimum 75% spruce 8' studs. 4" min top, $102.25/metric tonne.
Arauco continues limited deliveries. Producers are encouraged to reach out to the SNB office if they have wood roadside to move.
The fuel surcharge for September remains the same as August. Arauco updates its fuel surcharge bonus monthly. The new price took effect September 1stand is good for the month. Please contact the SNB office for the most current “all in” price.
Duffy’s recently improved their price on cedar sawlogs.
· Cedar sawlogs, 6" top, 10' & 12' lengths, $284.64/cord.
· 8' length cedar remains at $194.64/cord.
· Cedar fenceposts, 8-12' length, 4.5" top, contact Nick for a price at (506) 343-0989.
Duffy’s also purchase hemlock ($480/mbf) and tamarack. Click here for more on specifications.
The 4th SNB Board contract with JDI is underway. We are currently seven weeks in on the new contract. Despite a rainy summer season, producers are hopeful to see better weather conditions in fall and winter.
Pricing and terms remain the same as the previous contract. Deliveries began Sunday, August 6th and will continue until October 28th, 2023.
Owners and producers interested in taking part in the contract are encouraged to provide a volume estimate by contacting the SNB office.
NOTE: When shipping under the Board’s contract, put SNBFPMB and the producer’s name in brackets in the producer spot on the transportation certificate. * This replaces the contract number. *
McMillan Forest Products is seeking cedar. Cedar sawlogs: 10ft & 12ft $274.64/cord, 8ft $195.64/cord.
Millstream Valley Floral (Royal Gardens Penobsquis) is looking to purchase birch poles, delivered to the Millstream location. Click the link here for more info.
AV Nackawic has curtailed all short wood (cut to length) deliveries as of July 31st, 2023. They will be accepting random length products only.
There is still an opportunity to ship hardwood and softwood pulp to Arbec – limited monthly quota basis. Please contact the office prior to shipping.
Goguen Lumber is seeking spruce logs. Lengths must be 12’6” or 16’6”, minimum 7” top and maximum 20” butt. The price is $473.19/mbf.
The mill also accepts tamarack logs, please call Gabriel LeBlanc at (506) 521-0589 or Reno Sonier (506) 623-9203 for price or details.
Goguen Lumber is no longer looking to purchase hemlock.
Mill hours are 7:00am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday. Deliveries after hours can be arranged by calling the office at (506) 576-6518.
Westwood has been closed to deliveries of white pine since spring road closure. Purchasing is expected to resume in fall of 2023 when inventories have been reduced.
Delco is purchasing spruce/fir studwood. The delivered price is $145/cord plus fuel surcharge.
Currency conversion rates for US markets will remain at 1.35% for the week of September 25th, 2023.
Ernest McCrea, Prince Edward Island is looking for Tamarack, please contact Ernest for more information on specs and pricing. He is also seeking ash, $350/cord roadside, and they are still seeking red oak logs as well; minimum 8’’ top. Call Ernest at (902) 806-0270 for more information.
D & R Custom Cedar, Memramcook is seeking cedar. Contact Dan Bourgeois at (506) 872-1480.
Ridgebrook Lumber Ltd., Havelock is seeking cedar logs & studs. Contact Ridgebrook, Ron Alward, at (506) 534-2277.
Johnson’s Lumber Supplies, Browns Flat is purchasing spruce, fir & cedar logs. Contact Gary Johnson at (506) 468-2457.
Luke Coleman, Ravine Road is seeking cedar. Luke also does custom sawing. Home (506) 832-3752 or cell (506) 606-9721.
Tony Boyd, Salmon Creek is looking for various species, preferably 8’ cedar logs but will also accept 10’ & 12’. Contact Tony at (506) 434-4095.