Hands Up: It’s a wild ride!
Nervous anticipation, churning stomach, jerking back in forth as your car edges up the tracks towards the inevitable.
It’s too late to get off, I’m already strapped into this ride!
Are you riding on an old wooden roller coaster or working in the lumber market?
Twists and turns in the lumber market continue to ring true. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks linger on without commitment or direction. It feels much like being in a corkscrew spin and you don’t know which way you’ll be facing when you come out of it.
Shipping costs and delays due to chronic truck shortages leave you with a nauseated feeling of uncertainty regarding if or when your lumber products will arrive.
With pricing so high, inventory levels are at a minimum. No one wants to be left holding the bag when the market comes off.