Wood Markets News

Weekly Jobless Claims Move Higher in the Week Ending January 9th, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor is reporting that an additional 965,000 Americans made their initial filing for unemployment benefits during the week ending on Saturday January 9th. An increase of 181,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The 4-week moving average was 834,250, an increase of 18,250 from the previous week’s revised average.

Resolute Announces the Restart of the Ignace Ontario Sawmill

Resolute Forest Products has announced that it plans to restart sawmill operations at their Ignace Ontario sawmill on February 8th, 2021. The plant was closed two years ago due to poor market conditions. However, in anticipation of improved market conditions, Resolute has kept a handful of employees working at the facility keeping it maintained and ready to restart.