2021, Quarter 2

Hurricane Ida, its aftermath, other natural occurrences, and COVID 19 have all greatly impacted the economy, availability of workforce, and the production and delivery of building materials. Shortages are being realized on a variety of products and this shortage can be tied directly to issues at U.S. ports, the clear labor shortage, and ever-increasing demand. Contractors are beginning to source alternatives to widely or previously used products in exchange for quicker delivery times. However, this can often only slightly expedite the receiving of needed materials and not always in the desired quantity. Many consumers are waiting months for materials to arrive, stalling projects, and costing them money. The issue has quickly become a matter of how long you will have to wait rather than if you will have to wait.

Not only is the cost of materials in construction increasing, so is the cost to transport the product. The effects of this shortage can be seen everywhere and even at ground level with access to raw materials. Entering 2021, these material shortages were anticipated to worsen, and that prediction has rung true nearly 9 months later. The demand has not shrunk even with these delays in installation. 

A challenge for many flooring suppliers and installers is that they did not react quickly enough to stockpile inventory, or they do not have the capacity to store enough overstock material to weather unprecedented conditions. RENU Contracting Restoration and Milburn Flooring anticipated the shortage and wanted to be prepared to provide customers with their Quick Ship program. Milburn Flooring is stocking 6 popular options in each flooring option, Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT) and Carpet Tile. RENU can immediately supply 3 styles of CertainTeed Ceiling Tiles that rank high in industry standards. With multiple warehouses, stocked material, and fully staffed installation teams, RMS is ready to tackle projects today.

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