Making an Informed Decision on Purchasing and Storing Scaffold Planks

Wood scaffold planks are an essential component in any construction project where elevated work areas are required. They are used to provide a safe and stable platform for workers and their tools, equipment and materials. With so many options to choose from, it can be challenging to know which type of plank is right for your specific needs.

One of the most critical factors to consider when selecting a scaffold plank is its strength and stiffness. Two commonly used […]

By |2023-05-31T14:27:15-05:00May 26th, 2023|Scaffold Planks|

Thinking of making the switch to CNG vehicles? A quick guide of things to consider.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleets have been growing for years, and we would like to provide some insight on our experience as a fleet. CNG is an environmental and economical alternative to gasoline and diesel that companies have incorporated into their trucks and equipment. Lodge Lumber made the switch in 2014 so, let’s look at some of the things we considered in our decision-making process.

Where does natural gas come from? Compressed natural gas is a gas that […]

By |2023-03-01T19:02:46-06:00March 1st, 2023|CNG Vehicles|

ISPM15 – Export Compliant Lumber: What You Need to Know Before You Export

ISPM15 lumber is wood that has been treated to meet the requirements of the international standard for phytosanitary measures number 15 (ISPM15). The standard was developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in order to prevent the spread of harmful pests and diseases through the international movement of wood products.

In order to be compliant with ISPM15, lumber must be heat treated or fumigated. Heat treatment involves heating the wood to a minimum core temperature of 56 degrees […]

By |2022-12-21T10:54:04-06:00December 20th, 2022|Export Compliant Lumber|

Monday Market Report: 12/6/21

Happy Monday everyone! It’s been a while folks, but we wanted to get some current information out to everyone before year end. Availability on most products in our region has been limited for some 8 weeks now and pushed pricing back up across the board. The key factors impacting it have been increasing demand, limited import supply due to container shipping costs and delays, mill production staff shortages and closures for maintenance, and most recently southern plywood mills […]

By |2021-12-06T14:18:34-06:00December 6th, 2021|Market Reports|

Monday Market Report: 8/23/21

Happy Monday everyone! The good news continues for anyone looking to spend some money on plywood anytime soon. Pricing is down closer to “normal” trading levels, but OSB pushed up for the first time in two months. That could mean we’re nearing the bottom, but that remains to be seen.

Lumber continues to push down in most regions and species, but southern yellow pine has held and pushed up in some cases for several weeks especially in 2” dimensional […]

By |2021-08-23T15:20:51-05:00August 23rd, 2021|Market Reports|

Monday Market Report: 8/9/21

Hello again everyone! 2” dimensional lumber and 4” timbers tightened up in the last couple of weeks in southern yellow pine, but there’s still plenty of downward pricing pressure in plywood and osb to make up for it. 1” boards and decking are still propped up for now, but there have not been any recent increases regionally.

If anyone is looking for some good news this week, call or email us about plywood. Prices have come down […]

By |2021-08-10T14:39:50-05:00August 10th, 2021|Market Reports|

Monday Market Report: 7/26/21

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 […]

By |2021-07-27T16:59:21-05:00July 27th, 2021|Market Reports|

Monday Market Report: 7/12/21

Happy Monday folks! The market correction on dimensional lumber in full effect. 2-inch SYP is mostly affected as well as 4-inch timbers, while 1-inch S4S boards remain propped up for now. Distributors like us are aggressively working through our current inventories so that we can take advantage of some lower pricing available from the mills, but most of us still have higher inventory levels and costs than we would prefer. We sincerely appreciate the help of our customers […]

By |2021-07-16T09:30:32-05:00July 12th, 2021|Market Reports|

Monday Market Report: 6/29/21

Happy Monday number 2 everyone! Happy to see everyone again as I have been in Mexico for the last week and change scoping out retirement destinations, albeit a little early considering that is about 30 years out. Apparently, I was not the only buyer taking some time off the last few weeks, as prices on all SYP dimensional lumber have now come down in a big way. We certainly appreciate our customers’ recognition that it takes us distributors […]

By |2021-07-01T11:54:15-05:00June 29th, 2021|Market Reports|

Monday Market Report: 6/7/21

Happy Monday everyone and welcome back to the Monday Market Report! The winds of change are upon us for sure, but for how long and to what extent we cannot be certain. The major volume buyers of #2&better lumber have significantly curtailed recent orders causing a downward shift in prices for upper grades in almost every dimension and region. 2×4 and 2×6 have been the most heavily impacted. Boards remain strong as well as longer timbers, but some […]

By |2021-06-07T16:56:50-05:00June 7th, 2021|Market Reports|