LUMBER: Another tough week in the lumber market as prices came off double digits again for the third week in a row. Mills have announced massive curtailments on production to hopefully get to where supply is equal to demand however during this uncertain time I don't think anyone knows what those numbers are. PANEL: It's pretty much the same news on sheet goods. Both panel and spruce markets are eroding rapidly. Prices will struggle to find a bottom but we will get there. Paul Tarca Head of Purchasing Concord Lumber Corporation firstname.lastname@example.org
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LUMBER: First off I'm hoping all of you reading this are in good health. Obviously we find ourselves in some uncertain times and the market is reflecting that. Lumber is a commodity, like gas and oil, and prices are dropping. PANEL: It's pretty much the same news on sheet goods. Both panel and spruce markets are eroding rapidly. Prices will struggle to find a bottom but we will get there. Paul Tarca Head of Purchasing Concord Lumber Corporation email@example.com
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Ed Franzek, our Forester Moulding & Millwork Division Manager, once again led a successful team of brace CLC employees in a St. Baldrick's head shaving event! They raised over $1,500 for childhood cancer research! Thank you to everyone who donated to their cause. And a special thank you to the members of the head shaving team; Ed Franzek, Cynthia Franzek, Paul Schow, Bryan Keith, Tom Bradley and Gary Mailer - great job!
LUMBER: With all the uncertainty in the world, the lumber market was not immune. Prices printed down this week in what was a correction to keep demand on track. The question now is will our industries demand stay positive? There are just too many variable right now to guess where this market is headed but I would venture a guess we could see more erosion in the lumber market pricing until we get a better handle on the future. PANEL: It's pretty much the same news on sheet goods as this market also corrected downwards for the same reasons as above. Paul Tarca Head of Purchasing Concord Lumber Corporation firstname.lastname@example.org