Bill's Corner- An Eastern Spruce Perspective

Attention reverted to the distributors and away from the mills to cover much of the demand in the eastern spruce lumber market yesterday. Many of the mills that are taking the upcoming summer shutdowns had fewer items they could offer before they close later next week. For those mills, product is primarily available in August. Even the mills that do not close were limited as to what they could sell in the next couple of weeks. Distributors have good inventories but even here there were voids cropping up.