The construction industry is ripe with conflicting information about supply chain interruptions and delays.  Some sources indicate that the supply chain outlook is positive and nearly back on track, while others predict significant delays for the remainder of the year.  Our construction teams continue to monitor manufacturers and suppliers to understand the true impact on construction schedules. The truth is, supply chains are simply changing.  There is unpredictability created by a number of factors including regional COVID hotspots, outbreaks in manufacturing facilities, varying regional SIP regulations, health/safety concerns and workers’ hesitation to return to factories. 

The biggest factor however, creating unpredictable supply chain delays, is actually not manufacturing or production, but shipping and freight.

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