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LP announces changes to executive management team

PORTLAND, OR, Dec. 8, 2016 (RISI) –Louisiana-Pacific Corporation announced changes to its executive management team effective Jan. 1, 2017. Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Sales and Marketing Vice President Jason Ringblom will become executive vice president ...

Mortgage interest rates continue to rise in latest week

PORTLAND, OR, Dec. 8, 2016 (RISI) –In Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, average fixed mortgage rates moved higher for the sixth consecutive week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.13% with an average 0.5 ...

UPM Biofuels joins Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

HELSINKI, Dec. 7, 2016 (Press Release) –UPM has become member of RSB, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials. RSB is a global standard and certification scheme for sustainable production of biomaterials and biofuels. It is also ...

Rosboro sells manufacturing business to Wynnchurch Capital

PORTLAND, OR, Dec. 6, 2016 (RISI) –Rosboro announced today that it has sold its manufacturing business to Wynnchurch Capital. Rosboro is well known as an integrated forest products operation producing a wide variety of products ...

Construction employment at its highest level in eight years

PORTLAND, OR, Dec. 5, 2016 (RISI) –Construction employers added 19,000 jobs in November, reaching the highest employment level since November 2008, but a drop in public sector investments in construction projects held down employment among ...
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