The Lumber Market has Changed
Perhaps for just now, perhaps until next year, or perhaps forever.
When do we stop hoping it will get back to normal?
For now, our best advice is accept the new norm and adjust accordingly.
Today, file orders are stretching into months
Demand continues to exceed supply
Prices continue on an upward trend
Lumberyards are turning away orders (that’s heartbreaking)
Inventories are turning and market prices are racing faster than a run away bride
Relationships in the industry are more important than ever.
Planning and accuracy is everything right now.

 

Source: Random Lengths, used here with permission granted by the publisher.