For Immediate Release: June 7, 2022
Contact: NLBMDA
Layman's Lumber Guide Joins NLBMDA’s
Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC)
[WASHINGTON, DC] – The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) announced today that Layman’s Lumber Guide is the newest member of the association’s Manufacturers and Services Council (MSC). The council is composed of the leading building material manufacturers and service providers serving the LBM industry.

NLBMDA’s MSC members are established industry leaders who supply products and services to lumber and building material dealers across the nation. The dedicated members of the council share a commitment to promoting and enhancing the success of independent dealers.

Matt Layman has worked in lumber commodities for nearly four decades, drawing on a wealth of real-world experience. Layman’s Lumber Guide (“LLG”) is the industry's most prominent and reliable lumber market analyses and forecasts, covering Southern Yellow Pine lumber, Canadian SPF lumber, Western US lumber and OSB. LLG has been projecting when lumber and OSB prices will reverse or accelerate trends with 86% accuracy (+/- one week) since 1992.

A yearly membership provides you access to the Publication on a bi-weekly basis including the following: The Weekly Forecast is a plunge into the deep end, covering Southern Yellow Pine lumber, Western US Dry Fir species, Green Doug Fir, Eastern and Western Canadian SPF, European lumber, and OSB from the U.S. & Canada. Additionally, we analyze Lumber Futures. The Volatility Index prepares readers for ranges of price change. The Framing Composite Index prepares builders for future lumber locks. LLG dissects housing data, carload and truckload transportation, and point out historical trends as well as where we are in the Preparatory and Demand Cycle. Then it's all wrapped up nice and neat into a trading strategy just for you.

"My desire and goal is to show as many who want to learn exactly how to forecast the softwood framing lumber market with the same 86% accuracy as I do," says Matt Layman, Publisher of Layman's Lumber Guide.

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