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IMPORTANT: Reopening Challenges in America

Published
Jun 09, 2021
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iCabinetry
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Residual Effects of COVID-19 Across All Industries

There’s a pretty good chance you’ve turned on the news and heard about the challenges states are facing with general labor shortages and the +400% increase in the cost of lumber, among other reopening issues. Construction related industries are facing an extra level of labor and supply challenges due to specialized job skills, large volumes of commodities like lumber, and transportation issues not seen in a very long time.

We know that when you’re ready to build or remodel your home, you want to see it finished as quickly as possible.   Our carefully selected manufacturers are in frequent contact with us to provide updates on what they are experiencing in order for all of us to provide the most accurate information and best service to you. Below are a few of our tips to help you stay ahead of the curve and make informed decisions on your kitchen design this year.

You may have further questions and we are here to answer them as well as walk you through each step of the kitchen design and build process. Contact us below.

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Lumber Costs

When COVID-19 shut down much of the country in 2020 yet daily lines to get into Home Depot and Lowes extended into the parking lot, we should have known something was up!

With no way to tell if prices will come down soon, we encourage you to plan your kitchen with one of our designers to know your price range, then check with us about manufacturer discounts, which we include in the emails periodically, but also may have updated information for you.

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Worker Shortages

Several states have had to remove the extra federal unemployment benefits to encourage workers to return to the job market. Many employers are still struggling to reach productivity levels. They are also offering higher wages in order to meet their employee needs.

Ordering your cabinets as early as possible allows for unexpected changes that may result from the strain manufacturers are working to overcome. Some manufacturers have extended their production time and we can help you start that clock asap to keep up with your project.

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Truck Drivers

Because of the extra training required, this is a major issue in America currently. Both delivery schedules and price are being affected as trucking companies scramble to recruit and certify new drivers.

You can beat some of the possible price increases as well as ensure that you have ample time to plan your full construction schedule.

Connect with us below and let us answer your questions.

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