Podcast: Mill Owner Discusses Lumber Prices, Tariffs and Sustainability

Housing Affordability
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On the latest episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, hosts CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin talk with Ross Stock, general manager of Western Cascade Industries, a lumber mill in Toledo, Ore. Stock shares his knowledge on lumber sustainability, offers some speculations on the cause of the price increases, and discusses the implications of trade disputes with Canada. Tune in below or wherever you find podcasts.

To visit Western Cascade’s website, as mentioned in the episode, click here.

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