TCA Executive Director Alan Sparkman was interviewed today on WKRN News about concrete supply chain issues facing Tennessee.
“The current problem is certainly real,” Sparkman said. “We’re seeing schedules lengthen, but based on everything we know… I think we will work through this over the summer.”
“A big issue for the concrete industry and heavy hauling industries is what has happened to the cost of diesel so that has caused prices to escalate for concrete and for anything else that comes in on the truck,” Sparkman said.
Though Sparkman says the shortage in supply of concrete isn’t so much delaying projects across the city, other supply chain issues are, with 76% of builders and remodelers reporting delays of one month or more, according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting.