Lumber Market is bracing for the Countervailing Duty Verdict

Whats happening in the lumber market This week was a tough week for SPF and studs. Those of you that follow politics may feel West Fraser has invoked their own “nuclear” strategy while addressing concerns of the Countervailing Duty and Anti-dumping lawsuits.  For those that don’t recall we are approaching the determination date for the Read More >>

2017 Zeeland Partner Summit

Schedule of Events: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hiring Outside the Box - Panel Presentation presented by the HBA 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Building Your Business with Social Media presented by Lynne Jarman-Johnson 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Michigan Economic Forecast - Dr. Paul Isely presented by Masco 5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Keynote Read More >>

Grand Opening: Mishawaka, Indiana

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our new location in Mishawaka, IN. This facility has been rebuilt and remodeled to provide a first class experience for both the Professional Builder and Home owner. Decking-Siding-Roofing-Windows-Cabinets-Doors Grand Opening Schedule: 8:00am:-5:30pm: OPEN HOURS 11:00am-11:30am: Ribbon Cutting 11:30am-2:00pm: Lunch on the Grill 1:00pm-3:00pm: Sunny 101.5 Live Door & Raffle Read More >>

Market Update: Exchange Rates

Exchange Rates In July of 2014 the exchange rates between the United States and Canada started to slip.  It moved from parity to $1 USD vs. more than $1.30 CAD.  This indicates for every dollar the Canadian lumber producer’s ship into the United States they receive more than $1.30 back. The exchange rates between China Read More >>

November Lumber Pricing

Entering Ottawa County on the way home from deer camp, I felt like I moved right back into the heart of winter. This and we are only halfway through November.  Considering the heavy snow, markets have been light the last couple weeks.  The November futures contracts fizzled out at expiration due to cold weather encompassing Read More >>

Lumber Pricing Update October 2014

The last time I checked in we had started to see that slow seasonal climb we typically experience in the fall.  2×4 and 2×6 pricing bottomed out in June, rose in July and has since traded ‘sideways’ to slightly up.  Last year 2×4 was commanding a premium over 2×6 and this year 2×6 has been Read More >>

Solving the Construction Skilled Labor Shortage

The Construction Workforce Development Alliance of West Michigan (CWDA) was created by the Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter (ABCWM), American Subcontractors Association of Michigan (ASAM), and Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids (HBAGGR). The goal of this alliance is two-fold: to present the construction industry as a smart career choice, and to Read More >>

Continual Improvement and Measuring Results

Our leadership team has been working on measuring our performance to our customers with one simple metric.  This measurable is the percentage that we are on-time and complete on our product delivery to your jobsite.  We believe this is one key performance indicator that signifies the customer experience.  Our goal is 100%. This aligns with Read More >>