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.
At the 2013 AWFS Fair, after a full day on the show floor, executives from the leading distributors and distribution-oriented manufacturers came together at the NBMDA Networking Reception. Members shared insights, ideas and best practices with one another while enjoying cocktails and hor d'oeuvres.
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.