Hello, and welcome to another week of steep increases across all wood products, otherwise known as the Monday Market Report. The same effects are being felt across nearly all input costs in the construction and industrial markets. Diesel, copper, brass, steel, gypsum, you name it, prices continue to surge. What all of these have in common is an extremely stressed supply chain. As far as lumber and plywood go in the Southern US markets, prices are up across the board and looking to continue. Covering inventory needs remains the priority, and many buyers are purchasing additional loads where available to cover shipping delays that are being seen across the country. The produce season is in full swing, and I would encourage anyone requiring 3rd party trucking within our region to anticipate delays and lofty increases in rates.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any specific questions or feedback on the Report or anything else in the wild world of lumber. The entire Lodge Lumber team is dedicated to being a valued partner to our customers, vendors, and to our community. We look forward to talking with you all soon!
Andrew Harris – Sales Manager