Cost of Steel on the Rise

Looking to build a new construction home this year? What about adding a Post Frame Building to your property? Here are some things you NEED to know: Global steel suppliers have reported pricing increases for over 16 weeks straight. The increase in steel has jumped 25% YTD. 7 million tons reduced in domestic capacity couple with Read More >>

Career Workforce Opportunities Are Happening Now

Upcoming Important Events – Spread the Word! Students Of All Ages . . . Our core values at Zeeland Lumber & Supply have always included Career – Long Learning and Community. We find ourselves with a great opportunity to honor both with some exciting events that are right around the corner. TheConstruction Workforce Development Alliance (CWDA) and Read More >>

Spring Market Update

Spring Market Update Over the last six weeks lumber pricing has bumped up a level.  I know, the last time we talked we didn’t think pricing would go too far one way or the other without intervention because there seems to be ample supply.  Two factors are contributing to the upward trend. The first is Read More >>

Total Cost of Ownership

There are many products in our industry over the years that are worthwhile considering the total cost of ownership. Too often, we put too much weight on the transactional cost, not the total cost. The total cost of ownership includes purchase cost, maintenance, resell or disposal, over the life of the product.  An example of Read More >>

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Now Hiring, Driver

Location: Elkhart, IN Drives a motor truck under 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW), on streets or highways to transport materials and merchandise.  May load or unload truck using Moffett and Skytrak equipment.  Drivers are responsible for securing the load using approved devices and methods.  Requires a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL). Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Read More >>

Lumber Pricing Update April 2015

I think it is safe to say that spring has finally sprung.  Warmer temperatures usually signal a change in lumber pricing as demand ticks up with every degree.  While we are still early in the building season.   Below you will find my fill lumber pricing update for April 2015. Demand plays a role in Read More >>

2014 Year in Review

2014 was an interesting year to say the least.  Futures lumber pricing started the year on the high side as many experts predicted an increase in housing starts.  As most of us are aware, our industry did not meet predictions due in large part to a harsh winter and labor constraints.  These issues, combined with Read More >>

Putting the Pieces Back Together at Clay Ave.

Since the tornado ripped through our office and building on Clay Ave in Wyoming, we have been planning the rebuild.  Our initial focus was to be sure we could meet our customers’ demand for truss and wall panel components.  By increasing our Elkhart facility production capacity, outsourcing orders, and implementing temporary production on Clay Ave, Read More >>