Happy Monday folks! Deals are in the air! While several categories are still at historically high prices (looking at you, plywood and OSB), pricing is working its way down throughout the supply chain. Even stubborn 1” boards are starting to show signs of softening.
Hardwood is one area that is higher than previous years and will likely stay that way. Log supply has been dismal, as storms have hammered the gulf coast with historic levels of rainfall the last two months in Texas and Louisiana. If you need hardwood, plan for extended lead times and higher prices. We keep an inventory on the ground with resawing capabilities to provide prompt service, but we are up against it these days more than we would like.
As for everything else, pricing relief will continue to work its way through the supply chain, and we will do everything we can to help our customers realize savings as early as possible. Please talk with your Lodge Lumber representative regarding your product needs and what savings are available today.
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