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Special Reports

This section is updated periodically as breaking news develops. Special Reports about scheduled Price Guide Revisions for Lumber, Panel, and Midweek are available here.

The special reports are transmitted to Random Lengths fax and e-mail subscribers at the time listed. The reports are in PDF format, and can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the headline below.


Publication schedule to be altered - 8:00 am Pacific Time, December 19, 2016

Random Lengths' publication schedule and office hours will be changed over the next two weeks to accommodate the year-end holidays. Random Lengths will be published in 8-page versions on Thursday, December 22, and the following week on Friday, December 30. The weekly online lumber report will be released Wednesday evening, December 21, and the panel report transmitted by 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time on the 22nd. The following week, the online lumber report will be released Thursday evening, December 29, and the panel report sent by 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time on the 30th.

Our office will be closed Friday, December 23, and Monday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday, and Monday, January 2 for the New Year's holiday. No Midweek will be published on Tuesday, December 27, or on Tuesday, January 3. Our regular schedule and format will resume with publication of the 12-page Random Lengths report on Friday, January 6.


April 2014 Price Guide Revisions - 11:30 am Pacific Time, March 17, 2014


This is an important reminder from Random Lengths - Message about copyright inserted prior to each publication transmission the week of October 17 to October 21, 2011. If you have any questions about copyrights and Random Lengths, please contact the publisher, Jon Anderson, at 541-686-9925 or jpa@rlpi.com.


Message to Random Lengths and International Postal Subscribers in Canada - 3:15 p.m. Pacific Time, June 21, 2011


Answers to frequent questions about the tentative agreement -  4:00 p.m. Pacific Time, May 12, 2006. Other information helpful to understanding the new U.S.-Canada lumber deal is below:

Explanation of the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price (pdf format) , designed to answer common questions about how the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite is calculated.

Items used in the composite, and the monthly averages for the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite from 1995 to present, can be found by going to www.rlpi.com > In Depth > Useful Data > Monthly Composite Prices

A historical timeline on the U.S.-Canada Trade Dispute from 1982 to present can be found by going to www.rlpi.com > In Depth > U.S.-Canada Trade Dispute


Details of tentative lumber deal outlined - 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time, April 28, 2006


U,S., Canada tentatively agree to lumber deal - 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time, April 27, 2006


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