How a focus on specialty structural panels can generate higher margins.
Industry pricing and margins on the lumber side of a pro dealer’s business are subject to wide swings due to the cyclical nature of supply-demand driven commodity products. A well-positioned specialty product strategy can provide higher margins and price stability during these cycles. Specialty structural panels are one such product group within engineered lumber products (ELP) that would seem to be a natural product extension to a lumber dealer’s existing ELP lineup.
Read the entire article: The Engineered Lumber Opportunity, LBM Journal – September 2014