Maiden Lane Cottages is a 55-plus adult community in Lincoln Township, which is being built by Fenner Homes. Fenner said material and labor shortages have made building difficult.

If anyone says they know what’s going to happen within the lumber industry, they’re lying.

According to the Wall Street Journal, after a year of unprecedented growth, lumber futures have dropped 41 percent from their peak of $1,711.20 per thousand board feet.


Labor shortages in the trucking industry mean that some shipments of lumber are available, but no one is around to deliver them.

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