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Lowe's 2x4 Case Documents Add to Allegations About Undersized Lumber

Misidentification of non-wood products also figures in, along with questions about what Lowe's knew Read more

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ALSC Approves New Southern Pine Design Values

The American Lumber Standard Committee Thursday approved the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau's design value changes for all visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber, setting June 1, 2013 as the new standards' implementation date. Read more

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Proposed Southern Pine Design Values Resubmitted

The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) Thursday resubmitted proposed design values for all grades and sizes of visually graded Southern Pine dimension lumber to the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC). Read more

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Delay in Southern Pine Design Values Decision Pushes Off Likely Impact Until Next Summer

If precedent and the calendar hold, the Oct. 18 delay in consideration of new design values for visually graded Southern pine could mean that mills and consumers won't have to deal with the effects of any changes until July 2013 or even later. Read more

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Expanded, Updated Design Values for Southern Pine Proposed

The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau handed over to the American Lumber Standard Committee expanded and updated design values for visually graded Southern pine. Read more

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ALSC Approves Inclusion of Dense Wood in Design Value Changes

The American Lumber Standard Committee's (ALSC) Board of Review approved the inclusion of dense wood as part of the Southern pine design value changes set to take effect on June 1. The committee, a quasi-governmental agency that sets grading and quality standards for all lumber used in residential construction, made the decision during its March 9 meeting. Read more

Still Pining Away
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Still Pining Away

Reduced design values for Southern pine 2x4s dismay many users. They take solace... Read more

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Associations Strive to Find Positives in Southern Pine Decision

The American Lumber Standard Committee's decision to accept design value changes to Southern pine No. 2 2x4s didn't make everyone happy, but industry trade groups highlighted the positives in their comments regarding a decision many opposed. Read more

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ALSC Approves Design Value Changes for Southern Pine 2x4s

The American Lumber Standard Committee announced it approved a reduction in some design value changes for visually graded No. 2 Southern pine 2x4s, but didn't agree to change any other grades and sizes. Read more

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ALSC Delays Decision on SPIB's Design Value Changes

The American Lumber Standard Committee did not make a decision at its hearing regarding the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau's proposal to downgrade design values for Southern pine. Read more

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