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Main Street News 1/16/23

With 2022 business completed and expansions behind us, including two new millwork warehouses, new racking, new trucks, and new forklifts, we want to thank our customers and employees for another successful year. Because of you, we will be expanding even more in 2023. We have just purchased two and a half acres bordering the north side of our lumberyard. This will increase our capacity and efficiency throughout the lumber division. In addition, plans are underway to build another substantial millwork and windows warehouse that will make it possible to grow our business and serve our customers even further.  

Lumber News 4/22/21

Framing Lumber and Sheathing continue to be in short supply as demand outpaces supply. We continue to see an unbelievable compounding of constraints on supply. Limited shipping capacity, low log supply and COVID all add up to a severely impaired supply chain. Lumber and Sheathing prices are also reaching unprecedented levels. At Main Street we have strong relationships with our mills and vendors. Together we are working hard to assure that we have adequate inventory to meet your needs. As hard as we are working on this, inevitably we will still experience some outages due to the backlog of orders throughout the industry and the vendors ability to keep pace. Please continue to keep in close contact with you Main Street sales representative for the latest pricing and product availability updates.   

Millwork News 2/1/21


Rest assured that Main Street is doing everything we can to make sure our customers are taken care of in this unprecedented time; however, product availability and delays are still common throughout our industry. Here is the latest news from one of our leaders in worldwide moulding and millwork procurement. -

It seems 2021 is beginning much the same as 2020 ended – with millwork demand exceeding supply. While retail volume has tapered slightly, it remains in record territory. Housing indicators also point to continued strength in demand for new construction.

What we’re seeing is an unbelievable compounding of constraints on supply. Limited shipping containers worldwide, low log supply, fires in plants, and COVID outbreaks all add up to a severely impaired supply chain.

It’s likely we’ll see prices continue to increase monthly for the next few months. Here’s a look at the RISI/Crow’s FJ moulding index in the context of the last 13 months – already up 34% year over year Here are some of the specific supply challenges that surfaced in the last 2 weeks:

Ocean Freight
Over the last several weeks we’ve seen a rapid increase in surcharges for Ocean Freight. Contracted carriers have greatly reduced
container capacity, and many loads are subject to spot rates ranging from $3,000-$7,000 in excess of contracted rates coming out of
Indonesia. Spot rates are even higher out of China. We expect to see the same challenge with spot rates surface out of South America as well. We’re also seeing Ocean Freight delays due to limited container availability and congestion at ports worldwide due to COVID protocols.

At Promasa, longer-term plans are developing to increase the capacity of primed FJ mouldings, split jambs, and shaker doors.
However, historic production levels are a challenge currently due to the number of employees out with medical passes related to COVID. Last week the largest Chilean producer reported a major COVID outbreak in their primary plant. They are reducing all of their customers’ allocations by 25%.

Increased domestic demand and export demand into non-US markets is a constraint on supply out of Brazil. Additionally… One significant producer of FJ Mouldings and door stiles had a major fire last week which will delay their production 4-5 weeks. Several Brazilian producers report excessive rains in south Brazil are prohibiting access to the forests. Limited and delayed supply of logs is expected to delay moulding production 2-4 weeks. Another Brazilian moulding and split jamb supplier is completely off the market for at least January and February – again due to limited log supply.

Domestic Production
Composite lumber price index started to turn down over the last week, but dimension is still trading near record levels. Sawmills
are focusing their production on the highest margin items. As a result, there is limited and very expensive industrial lumber
available for re-manufacturers of millwork products.

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The Impact of COVID 19 . . .

1/22/21 - We are open for business! We ask that you please wear a mask when entering our facility.

There's no doubt that COVID 19 has had a huge and devistating impact on our country. Fortunately our economy was in one of the strongest positions in our history prior to its arrival.    

The All New Main Street Lumber and Millwork is Here!

4/10/20 - Our renovation and expansion is complete! Please check out our latest video here: 


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Main Street Keeps History Alive . . .

4/7/20 - You may not know that Denison, Texas was once home to the famed Yellow Jacket Boat Company, who had the famous singing cowboy Roy Rogers as one of its board members.

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Main Street Salespeople Use Latest Technology!

Main Street has developed new mobile technology in conjunction with Luxwood Software Tools. It allows our sales team to produce . . . 

We're Expanding!

Work on our door shop expansion is in its final phase! This expansion will allow us to be even more efficient and responsive to our millwork customers. . . 

Introducing Our New Artistic Rendering Service!

Another Main Street exclusive is here. Yes, we can help you design and build the perfect custom entry door, but now we've taken it to the next level . . 

Main Street Receives Entreprenuer of The Year and Technology of The Year Awards!

We are proud to announce that we have been named Dealer Of The Year by LBM Magazine. In addition, Pro Sales Magazine has awarded . .

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