Lumber Connection

This SBCA podcast focuses on the latest trends in North American lumber markets. Each week, experts in the lumber industry will provide insight into the latest trends and provide timely commentary on the many factors impacting the supply and demand of the lumber used in structural components. Their commentary and analysis will be focused on the lumber species and grades most commonly used in the component manufacturing industry and will provide information you may find helpful in making your next lumber purchase.

We hope you enjoy this podcast. We welcome your feedback and encourage you to submit your questions regarding the lumber market. Our guests will attempt to answer your questions in subsequent podcasts.

Disclaimer: The Mission Statement of SBCA includes providing SBCA members with knowledge to enable them to operate successful companies offering competitive advantages where applicable. SBCA believes supply chain information is exactly the type of information that SBCA should therefore be providing its membership. The information and discussion in this podcast is not intended to reduce competition among existing firms or to prevent new firms from entering the supply of materials to the component manufacturing industry. Information presented here is furthermore for discussion and illustrative purposes only and is neither a recommendation nor an offer to buy and sell any commodities. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast by speakers are their own as of the time of the recording and do not reflect the views, opinions, policies, recommendations, or position of SBCA. Any such views are subject to change at any time, based upon market or other conditions, and SBCA disclaims any responsibility to update such views. These views should not be relied on to make purchasing decisions. Neither SBCA nor the speakers are to be held responsible for any direct or incidental loss incurred by applying any of the information included in this podcast.

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Weather and fires are having an effect on pricing for all species while inventory levels remain thin.

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In this episode, special guest Alex Schilling shares his insights into the current OSB market and what to expect in the next three to six months.

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Supply remains high with a few species continuing to trend higher while Spring struggles to make an appearance in some parts of the country.

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Many species are trending higher, currently, in what both guests describe as a period of digestion.

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While supply currently remains favorable, curtailments, weather, and transportation headwinds will likely continue to push an upward trend as the...

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The market remains steady as prices continue a very slow upward trend.

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Lumber is on the move and the market feels solid as prices creep up slightly.

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Predictably, winter weather is impacting construction early in the year creating deals for active buyers.

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After a robust December, the market has started slow in 2024.

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Tim Stevenson, founding partner and CEO of Metal Edge Partners, LLC, provides his perspectives and insight into what has been occurring in the steel...

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With Western mills drawing a line in the sand and other reasons for buyer optimism, the market appears to be moving upward.

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The market continues to heat up slowly, with less production expected heading into the holiday season.

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