Madison’s Lumber Reporter
was established in 1952. What started as a weekly newsletter detailing US and Canadian softwood lumber and panel prices has grown into your premiere source for softwood lumber news, prices, industry insight, and industry contacts. We cover a wide range of forestry products, from raw logs to biomass, and provide relevant, timely, and accurate industry news and updates.
Current owner Kéta Kosman catapulted Madison’s Lumber Reporter into the future: an online interactive tool, YouTube videos, the most comprehensive North American Sawmill Directory available, speaking at conferences, etc. With much more to come.
Get in touch with us
Madison’s Lumber Reporter
P.O. Box 2486
Vancouver, BC V6B 3W7
contact (at) madisonsreport.com
Meet our team
As publisher, Kéta also covers breaking news for the softwood lumber market.
Kéta earned her double-major (BA, Political Science and Philosophy), from the University of British Columbia in 1989. She got her graphic design diploma in 1990 and has worked in the printing and publishing industries ever since.
Kéta was hired by Madison’s in 2003 as Canadian sawmill facility research and print production.
In 2008 when Laurence Cater retired, Kéta took over as owner.
Market Analysis Editor
Earl covers the North America’s Western and Eastern Spruce-Pine-Fir dimension markets, Canadian panel, as well as the Western Red Cedar and Shake & Shingle markets. Earl earned his undergraduate degree in Natural Resource Management from UBC in 2011.
Since 2019 Earl has also been Editor of the monthly Madison’s Heating Wood Pellets price report.
Print Production, Data Handling
In 2013 Pauline received her BA in Visual Arts from UBC. During her undergraduate studies, she also worked at the fine art printing lab of the AHVA department at UBC.
Currently Pauline runs Studio 26 Artist Services, a business that aims to provide complete production and consulting solutions to contemporary artists.
Lumber Price Dashboard Design and Development
In January 2021 Madison’s launched it’s proprietary lumber price dashboard tool, with PerfecIT as developer.
PerfecIT provided a competitive advantage as an attribute of technological advancement. Madison’s was experiencing rapid growth and expansion, so improved existing technology. PerfecIT helped plan, integrate, and utilize our tools to determine our success in graduating from print to interactive technology.
PerfecIT applied standard technology planning practices to maintain Madison’s competitiveness, profitability, and efficiency.
Jordyn Faiczak, Arman Moztarzadeh, Jeffrey Tang,
Researching and updating Canadian and US solid wood and pulp & paper producer entries in Madison’s Live Online Lumber Directory.
The Directory research team diligently searches for new operators and regularly check to keep the existing data current.
Directory Dashboard Design and Development
In 2021 Madison’s embarked on an exciting new venture with the good folks at Blue Book Services.
Previously a 300-page printed book, currently Madison’s Live Online Lumber Directory is enhanced with Lumber Blue Book’s sophisticated online platform and its directory coverage throughout North America.