Join us for the 2013 NBMDA Annual Convention, November 12-14 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago, Illinois. This is not a traditional trade show format; this is an intimate and focused event with many opportunities to build relationships that will help you grow your business.
Builders are struggling to meet orders as they combat a shortage of building supplies. Regional building products makers are operating under tight credit conditions, with trimmed workforces. In some cases, these factors are not allowing them to raise production enough to meet rising demand.
Sales in the SPF lumber market increased, leading to raised prices among producers. Southern pine lumber gained momentum, while coastal species lumber increased slightly. Inland lumber species continue to transition to a vibrant market.
The Fredonia Group reports that global demand for doors and windows is expected to rise 7.1 percent each year and equal $223 billion through 2017. This growth will be caused by recoveries in the construction markets of many developed countries.