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Re: Lumber free fall to below pre pandemic levels

John Foster
It is tough to gauge lumber supply by what you see in a yard. We can have over 100 lifts of 2x4 16' (294 pcs. per lift) stacked in the yard and if you checked inventory we would still be over committed by 1,000's of pieces. Time of year is also a factor, many suppliers of pressure treated wood and engineered floor systems offer winter booking deals, it is typical to see huge inventories of these products early in the season and scant inventories late in the season. On the flip side, in our truss yard if there are no trusses around it means we are very busy; if you see lots of manufactured trusses ready for shipping it means that we are caught up on orders and working ahead.

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