Furniture buyers are experiencing delays due to material shortages and increased costs. FOX Business’ Grady Trimble with more.
The coronavirus pandemic coupled with recent weather events in the South has strained supply chains in the home furniture industry, forcing homeowners to wait weeks, if not months, for some products.
This comes at a time when the industry is facing unprecedented demand, making it harder to fulfill orders.
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For Hickory Chair Furniture Co. in North Carolina, not only has the cost of its materials – such as the metal and wood it uses – increased, but there is also a shortage of foam due to the winter storms last February.
Additionally, the factory has a limited number of workers to make the furniture due to coronavirus restrictions.