Demand for U.S. housing is trending steadily upward. One reason for this is shifting demographics. Certain key markets are experiencing a significant influx of new residents, creating immediate demand for housing and opportunities for OSB manufacturers to fine-tune their product mix and market positioning.
Today, exceeding customer expectations has become increasingly difficult. Customers expect immediate information about their orders, personal engagement, and more.
If you’re still categorizing OSB as a commodity or treating it as an afterthought, it’s time to rethink your approach. Thanks to advances in manufacturing, OSB has evolved into a category where dealers can sell panels based on builders’ specific needs, from budget to functionality to labor concerns. Options abound, with some premium panels offering performance like never before.
One buyer reported that in late spring he visited a massive sawmill in Georgia. The facility was running at maximum capacity, while telling all callers they’d love to sell them lumber, but didn’t have a stick to spare.
OZCO Building Products is expanding its line of decorative wood connectors by adding Post Bands for wood structures like decks, pergolas and pavilions.
Kebony launched its new Passive Rainscreen System for commercial and residential facades. The clip-based rainscreen attachment system can be applied over exterior and interior envelope design types, including over mineral fiber exterior insulation.