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26 PalletCentral • November-December 2016 improving their ability and willingness to change production goals from grade lumber to railroad ties, pallet cants, and other items generally made from low-grade logs vii . Pallet lumber demand has been experiencing growth because of increasing shipments of goods, corresponding to the overall improving economy, viii which has contributed to the current resilience of hardwood markets. PC MARKETS Source: 2016 Hardwood Market Report Technological advances have enabled mills' ability to extract more profitable lumber from lower quality logs. TimberMart-South provides southern U.S. timber price reports and news related to overall timber markets and prices. Dr. Yenie Tran, Mr. Tom Harris, and Ms. Sara Baldwin can be reached at 706-542-4756 or through

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