Taiga earnings rise despite lower sales

Taiga Building Products reported Q3 sales of $456.6 million, down 14 percent or $76.5 million from $533.1 million a year earlier. The decline was attributed largely to lower selling prices for commodity products. Net earnings for the quarter rose to $21.4 million from $18.6 million in the previous Q3, thanks to income tax recoveries from the prior year.