Shepformation Monthly Newsletter
Information, resources, and news from Shepley for building professionals on Cape Cod and Nantucket.
Lumber Market Report - October 2022
As October is typically the start of the fall building season (contractors get their projects weathertight before inclement weather hits), most are anticipating a pop in business and for prices to moderately climb as we progress through the month.
Lumber Market Report - September 2022
Hear from Purchasing Manager, Paul Rogers, with an update on the lumber market for September.
Lumber Market Report - August 2022
Hear from Purchasing Manager, Paul Rogers, with an update on the lumber market. Steady business and thinning reserves across lumber supply lines halted the falling market and set it back on an upward trajectory, but thankfully only to a small degree.
“There is a saying in Tibetan, 'Tragedy should be used as a source of strength . . . '”Dalai Lama XIV
Lumber Market Report - July 2022
Hear from Paul Rogers with his thoughts on how the weight of economic uncertainty, escalating fuel prices, increasing borrowing costs, and stock market retraction are effecting the current state of the lumber market.
Lumber Market Update - June 2022
Despite solid sales and broad optimism that the market would reignite in May, it continued to waffle, with spates of increases across lumber and plywood balanced out by equal reductions. The end result was a market that flat-lined for a stretch.
Lumber Market Update - May 2022
Demand drove down market prices in April, but it wasn’t due to lack of business. As buying ceased, pricing has retreated and long-awaited improvements to availability & lead times has helped assuage buyer’s concerns about obtaining material…for now.