Though markets have cooled a bit going into the fourth quarter 2020, remodelers reported extensive materials shortages during third quarter 2020, according to a survey conducted by the National Assn. of Homebuilders (NAHB) for its Remodeling Market Index.
The survey asked if remodelers were seeing “some shortage” or “serious shortage” in various categories of building materials and supplies. Looking at product categories, the one cited by most remodelers (77%) was framing lumber, and a third of those reported serious shortages. Plywood and OSB shortages, respectively, were reported by 63% of remodelers with 17% and 18%, respectively, reporting serious shortages. The report covered a broad list of materials, with third quarter shortages also reported for millwork (45%), trusses (43%), hardwood flooring (32%) and ceramic tiles (32%). Officials note that the NAHB’s building material Producer Price Index for softwood lumber has almost doubled the five months prior to October, the largest increase since 1975.
Organziers of the Ligna show—Deutsche Messe and VDMA—announced that the large woodworking machinery event next year is rescheduled from May to September 27 to October 1, 2021. The announcement comes in view of ongoing developments and…
A wide ranging survey recently undertaken by the National Wood Flooring Assn. looked at the impact of the viral pandemic on the flooring industry and the…
Egger completed its first raw particleboard production line at its new manufacturing facility in Lexington, NC. Employees watched as the first panel underwent the final stages of production, transforming raw wood chips into a finished…
Hansen-Rice, Inc. (HRI) announced that Terry Kerwood and Matt Peerboom have joined their heavy industrial team as a business manager and director, respectively. Kerwood’s role is owner/ client advocate and liaison. As director, Peerboom…
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