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suffolkowner said:For sure although I think the one ship was supposed to be done before Covid. My son is pricing a building out in steel right now partially because the price of wood is 2.5x more, apparently due to the mills shutting down because they thought there would be no demand(?) I'm not sure if that's an Ontario thing or what but it shows the extent of the impact
I can't speak to the mills shutting down but wood went into super high demand as all those people who were going to spend money on holidays spent it on home reno's instead (guilty as charged). The wood prices are crazy and the wood itself in the yards is still wet, hasn't been dried properly after pressure treating. Garbage stuff. So I set up a jury rigged drying shed (read tarp over stacked wood with enough room for airflow).
As for supply lines there are plenty of things that are on backorder. You can't get a modem for wifi, certain chemicals are in short supply, and the list goes on. And of course the manufacturing base had to adjust their processes to account for social distancing etc... which effects efficiency.