WASKOM, Texas - The lumber industry is one of many that has been impacted by COVID-19. Mills are being forced to close. That has led to a lumber shortage and an increase in prices.
Rodney Cory owns Five Star Builders in Waskom, Texas. He says it takes lumber longer to get to his business.
Cory says he first noticed the change in April. Since then, things have only gotten worse.
Cory says he's hopeful things will eventually turn around for the lumber market.