2020 Concrete Shortages
2020 has proven to be a year filled with all sorts of twists and turns, creating problems in many sectors. It’s no secret that COVID-19 has been the cause of disruptions in supply chains causing massive delays and, in some cases, increased prices for raw materials. Construction and concrete have proven not to be immune to said frustrations.
Part of the driving force behind these shortages has also been the fact that many would be vacationers now find themselves at home without the ability to travel, their sights instead set on renovations to further improve their living space. This additional increase in demand has further put stress on the industry as manufacturers struggle to produce their products.
Lockdowns due to COVID-19 worldwide have also been another source of delays, especially for products that are not manufactured locally.
“There are always challenges when building. Whether it is structural, or simply material procurement. North American Concrete has always found a way to continue to service our partners and clients despite these hurdles.” says Kyle Mufti, Chairman of North American Concrete.
The shortages caused by COVID-19 are unlike we’ve ever faced in modern history but as with all things, this too shall pass, a key phrase used by many in these trying times in all aspects of life. Arming oneself in patience is the key to weathering out the storm.