Reps from Boise Cascade, Roseburg, and Culpeper Wood Preservers share updates on the state of the industry.
LMC, the Wayne, Pa.-based lumber, building materials, and forest products buying group, welcomed member-dealers to its most recent Expo, held Oct. 13-14 in Philadelphia.
The event included two days of forecasts, contracts, and networking. Working with the LMC team and supplier partners, LMC dealers from across the country gathered to hear market intelligence and learned about building trends for the coming year.
Networking opportunities at the Update Breakfast, the Philly-style luncheon, and the opening reception provided much-needed facetime for old friends to catch up and connect on today’s pressing issues, LMC said.
“There is a lot of information shared in casual conversation on the floor that is very insightful. We all face similar challenges, so it is great to be in the same space and compare notes,” said Mark Mizgorksi, president of Hayward Lumber.
Sarah Hounslow, president of BMF noted, “One of the best parts of the LMC EXPO is the in-person component. The opportunity to connect with dealers and meet all LMC employees is bar-none, it is fantastic.”
At the supplier forum, key principals from Boise Cascade, Roseburg, and Culpeper Wood Preservers shared updates on the state of the industry and the bounce-back from supply chain issues.
In addition, they shared their predictions for 2023 to help LMC Dealers develop their customized purchasing strategy for the coming year.
Fastmarkets RISI Senior Economists Dustin Jalbert and Tom Jennemann delivered the keynote speech. The speech provided insights into Fastmarkets RISI’s Lumber Commentary, North American Lumber 5-Year Forecast, and North American 15-Year Forecast.
“The LMC Expo was an outstanding success,” said Paul Ryan, president, and CEO of LMC. “Our dealers and suppliers truly enjoyed some great networking along with support from our team to plan for 2023.”
LMC’s membership includes more than 1,600 dealer locations in the United States and the Bahamas.