I-joist production back at level of last year

In the third quarter North American LVL and I-joist manufacturers increased production again vis à vis the comparative period of last year, after significant declines had been recorded in the second quarter due to the impact of the corona crisis. For LVL (-21%), these declines were even more significant than for I-joists (-19%). In the first quarter, I-joist manufacturers (+14%) had already achieved higher increase rates than LVL producers (+8%). In the third quarter, I-joist production rose by 8% and LVL production by 2%.

Accumulated over the first three quarters, a 4% decrease ensues for LVL, whereas I-joist production is successfully back at the level recorded in 2019.

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