Ongoing Market Considerations:
  • Record breaking historic lumber market run continues.
  • Trucking is horrendous at 115:1 load to truck ratios, it’s the highest in decades. Trucking continues to be difficult to locate and EXPENSIVE. Expect more increases due to the upswing of fuel prices and truckers naming their prices
  • Housing continues to remain strong while interest rates remain low. Monitoring interest rates will be a key indicator of future change
  • We are moving into the summer build season which historically is the high demand season for most states. Indications are that housing demand will remain high until the end of 2021
  • OSB sourcing continues to be very difficult, its almost non existent.
  • Low grade lumber pricing has historically been fairly consistent. Today, low grade buyers continue to wrap their mind around price increases and low availability never before seen with this product.
  • Some engineered mills have stopped producing certain materials to focus all of their resources on the higher demand, higher yielding products. An example of this is Timberstand
  • The tight supply of material and high prices have led to more substitutions being made. We caution you to ensure the substitutions being made work structurally and according to plans
Trio is continuing to work hard to serve all of our customers through these unique times. Our message continues to be the same, do not wait to order, before committing to new projects, recheck availability and confirm current prices and availability.
Call us today to game plan your next order so there are no surprises.