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Lumber Grade-Marking History: 1932

In 1932, the country was still battling the impact of the Great Depression - and this was particularly evident across the lumber industry. These depressed economic conditions - coupled with the efforts of certain types of middlemen to create grade substitution opportunities and to evade quality and grade-marked lumber use - gave way to a series of dramatic changes in specifications and regulations in federal purchasing departments, state highway departments and other offices writing inquiries for lumber.

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Lumber Grade-Marking History: 1931

In 1931, the Southern Pine Association extended the availability of its services and facilities, in the interests of grade-marked lumber production, to nonsubscriber mills or manufacturers.

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Lumber Grade-Marking History: 1930

Big things were happening across the lumber industry in 1930, too. It was then that the Southern Pine Association met jointly with the retail branches of the lumber industry in an effort to lay the groundwork for big, big things that were to come over the course of the decade

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Lumber Grade-Marking History: 1929

1929 also happened to be the year in which the General Motors Corporation first requested the Southern Pine Association to establish special official grades to suit their particular needs.

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Lumber Grade-Marking History: 1928

1928 also marked the year in which the Southern Pine Association continued to contribute assistance that was both substantial and vital, all in the name of the welfare of the entire lumber industry.

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Lumber Grade-Marking History: 1927

1927 was also a formative year for the lumber industry, having been characterized as one of the most important since the formative period of the Southern Pine Association dating all the way back to 1915.

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Lumber Grade-Marking History: 1926

1926 was a record-breaking year in a wide range of different ways. In February, real estate on Broadway and Wall Street in New York City were sold at a record $7... per square inch.

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Lumber Grade-Marking History: 1925

1925 has no doubt gone down in history as one of the most prevailing years in the entirety of the 20th century - it's just that a lot of people don't necessarily realize it.

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