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Shawn Lawlor

Shawn Lawlor

Managing Director, Canada Wood Japan

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Shawn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa in 1990 and later from the Asia Pacific Management Program at Capilano College in 1995. His career has spanned 15 years in international forest and building products marketing and sales with leading primary producers. Shawn joined the Canada Wood group in April 2007 to take on the role of Director, Japan Operations. He resides in Tokyo with his wife Christine and son Cole.

2×4 Component Plant Activities in Japan

The Tokai 2×4 Council reported that for the month of December, twelve of its regular member companies supplied 383 units (52,083 m²) of 2×4 framing packages in the Tokai region (Aichi, Mie, Gifu and Shiga Prefectures) and has… more

Japan SPF Shipments

October SPF Shipments to Japan increased 3.9% to 75.3 million fbm. In the first 10 months of 2011 SPF Shipments to Japan totaled 646,020,00fbm, slightly below the 646,727,000fbm of shipments for the same period in 2010. By value, SPF… more

Japan Housing Construction

Housing Starts Continue Cooling Trend in October
Falling for the second consecutive month, Japan housing starts posted a sluggish performance in October. Overall housing starts fell 5.8% to 67,273 units. Total wooden starts fell 7.1%…. more

Japan Economic Update

The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and rapid appreciation of the yen were the key events shaping Japan’s economy in 2011 and beyond. In the first half of 2011 the disaster sent Japan’s economy back into recession with real annualized… more

New research to promote wood mid-rise

To facilitate implementation of the Act for Promotion of Use of Wood in Public Buildings, Japan’s Building Research Institute (BRI) is undertaking a major 3 year research project on Medium and Large Scale Wooden Buildings. This… more