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Old 03-27-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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hello,
I am hearing some positive news from the US, that the market is picking up slowly but steady, is this true, do I need to turn on all the machines to keep up with future massive orders? I am in the hardwood flooring and decking business.
I would like to hear your opinions since you are close to the market.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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It depends what area of U.S. you are looking at and what price point. The higher end market is reported up 5%. The midwest is still struggling. They say Florida i bouncing back,some say it is just artifical. The rest of the country is not on my radar screen,others will have to weigh in on that. Bottom line,the improvement is still very touchy in my mind,except for high end market.

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things are starting to pick up just a matter of getting some extra cash in peoples hands again.
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Where is it picking up?
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Slow month at the jersey shore as opposed to what we have had the last 5-6, but the hurricane sparked that up. Got alot of estimates out there now, waiting for taxes and what not I suppose. Also getting ready for round 2 of the hurricane fixes AND for the politicians to decide what they are doing with the FEMA and flood level situation.

I expect to be taking a vacation in a few months though
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High end market I'm in here in Maryland looks like it is about to explode. Architects who 6 months ago were struggling are now busy, and a couple have hired extra staff. I've got 4 remodels to bid and one t and m. Just in time too, this was not a fun winter.

If everyone keeps hyping up the recovery and we see some good results, naturally people will have more confidence in the markets and we will be well on our way. I don't think things are going to "explode" but I think some good times are ahead.
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Hey Harry, do you mill up whole trees in your operation? I know a guy who does some amazing wood turnings and he could use things that would be considered scraps to most people. He likes using exotic woods, but is looking for a more direct line of distribution and for things that you just can't get around here in the states. Crotchwood, stumps, burl, etc are all things he could use.
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High end market I'm in here in Maryland looks like it is about to explode. Architects who 6 months ago were struggling are now busy, and a couple have hired extra staff. I've got 4 remodels to bid and one t and m. Just in time too, this was not a fun winter.

If everyone keeps hyping up the recovery and we see some good results, naturally people will have more confidence in the markets and we will be well on our way. I don't think things are going to "explode" but I think some good times are ahead.
why is the high end market up and not the mainstream market, what makes the difference?
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Hey Harry, do you mill up whole trees in your operation? I know a guy who does some amazing wood turnings and he could use things that would be considered scraps to most people. He likes using exotic woods, but is looking for a more direct line of distribution and for things that you just can't get around here in the states. Crotchwood, stumps, burl, etc are all things he could use.
which sizes, we have tigerwood, massaranduba and ipe only, send me a private email
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Nothing has replaced the difference. The middle class has shrunk with high unemployment and higher living expenses.
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I am guardedly optimistic. We are having our best 1st quarter since 2007. Hopefully it will continue throughout the year and beyond.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:52 PM   #12
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I am guardedly optimistic. We are having our best 1st quarter since 2007. Hopefully it will continue throughout the year and beyond.
okay, lets see when the importers start to order and I can export!
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I can barely keep up this year so far. At least twice as busy as last year. Real-estate sales are up here and according to local sources houses are receiving multiple bids and selling quick but the prices are still relatively low. I just hope it stays busy, I am optimistic because I need to be.
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hello,
I am hearing some positive news from the US, that the market is picking up slowly but steady, is this true, do I need to turn on all the machines to keep up with future massive orders? I am in the hardwood flooring and decking business.
I would like to hear your opinions since you are close to the market.
Thank you,
Harry
The market is doing well here in New Jersey.
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Somebody sent me a newsletter stating they can't find lead carpenters in Eastern MA, and are paying $60,000 a year ?

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has picked up some here in Memphis, but this winter was tough. Its getting better but I still say the graph will look like a gradual rise with periodic dips. But hey 2 steps forward and 2 back is still a steps forward.
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Somebody sent me a newsletter stating they can't find lead carpenters in Eastern MA, and are paying $60,000 a year ?

$60,000 isn't a lot in Massachusetts which may be the problem.
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The governments intervention in things has only grown the bubble bigger, things may get better temporarily but they can't get truly better until the bubble bursts and we go through the inevitible depression. I know everyone wants to be optimistic, but when you look at the reality of the situation there really isn't any other way out when you access the global situation. The building boom of the past was not based on reality, it was built on fake credit and giving credit to people who should never of had it.
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In Los Angeles the market is very strong. High end and middle end. Multiple offers. Lot of building and rehabs too. Eerily similar to 2004 era.
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In Los Angeles the market is very strong. High end and middle end. Multiple offers. Lot of building and rehabs too. Eerily similar to 2004 era.
The market may be picking up. However, I wonder how long until the next crash. I guess we just need to enjoy it while it last.

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