It was another steady day of activity and orders in the eastern spruce lumber market yesterday. Although published prices were off slightly, business was transacted close to them. There was strong interest and demand on 2x4 and 2x6 9’ trims. Prices firmed on them with higher numbers being achieved by the mills throughout the day. Availability also tightened. This activity perked dealers and buyers to look to other items. Some additional buying was done as they looked to cover anticipated needs or bolster low inventories adding to the increased volume of orders on the day.